Health Tip: Recognizing Hypothyroidism09/17/10
(HealthDay News) -- The thyroid gland, found in the front of the
neck just below the voicebox, produces a vital hormone that helps
control your body's metabolism. When it doesn't produce enough of
this hormone, the condition is called hypothyroidism.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine says the following
symptoms may indicate hypothyroidism:
- Greater sensitivity to cold.
- Depression, feeling weak or fatigued.
- Pain in the joints and muscles.
- Above-normal bleeding during menstruation.
- Unexplained weight gain.
- Dry or pale skin.
- Thin, brittle hair and nails.
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