Chronic fatigue, dry skin, weight gain.. What if it’s hypothyroidism?

Our health advice – Since it is manifested by very non-specific symptoms, hypothyroidism often goes unnoticed, especially in postmenopausal women and those out of pregnancy.

The thyroid is one of those inconspicuous organs that, when things are going well, is never talked about. On the other hand, the slightest malfunction can have serious consequences for health because it controls many factors that are very important for the body. Heart rate, rate of burning calories (the so-called metabolism), heat production, quality of skin and hair, fertility, and digestion are directly dependent on the rate of hormones secreted by the thyroid gland.

For various reasons, it may not secrete enough hormones. then talk aboutHypothyroidism. With 2% to 3% of the population involved, it is the most common thyroid disease. It can be diagnosed at any age, but it occurs on average around the age of 60 and mainly affects women (1 man in 10 women), especially after menopause. But despite its frequency, it is not always easy to think about this …

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