Do you feel like your metabolism has slowed down? Are you gaining weight? Are you tired all the time? Has your sex life taken a vacation? You could have a low thyroid, also known as hypothyroidism. As many as 30% of women have this disease.
Your thyroid gland is located just below your Adam's apple and produces two hormones (T3 and T4) which control your metabolism. When production of these hormones is impaired, a low thyroid issue results.
What are the signs of hypothyroidism?
If you suspect that you may have this disease, call your doctor. They can run a simple blood test and can put you on a prescription hormone to correct the problem. There are other things you can do to support your thyroid and these include:
Your thyroid is an important organ that impacts every other area of your body. Take care of it for a healthy and happy life!
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