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Thyroid and Your Health

 

Thyroid and Your Health

Thyroid disorder is one of the most common and often misdiagnosed health conditions affecting Americans. goitApproximately 58 million people suffer from some form of thyroid disease; unfortunately, these disorders often go untreated. While there are many disorders of the thyroid, the most common is related to abnormal thyroid hormone production. The thyroid gland produces and stores thyroid hormone (TH) that directly influences all of the metabolic processes, metabolism, and controls virtually every major organ system in the body. If the thyroid gland is not functioning correctly, whether overactive or underactive, the entire body and all of its systems are not functioning correctly.

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism (underactive) can include: goiter, infertility, weight gain or difficulty losing weight, depression, moodiness, fatigue, cold intolerance, dry skin (cracked heels), excessive dandruff, dry hair, hair loss, forgetfulness or trouble concentrating, muscle cramps, constipation, menstrual irregularities, infertility, slow heart rate and … read more