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What Is Hashimoto’s Disease?

Hashimoto’s disease is the most common thyroid disease in the United States, affecting 5 in every 100 people. An autoimmune disease that frequently leads to hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormones), it is eight times more common in women. According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), “Hashimoto’s thyroiditis occurs when … Read More

Hypothyroidism Symptoms in Women

Hormones are chemical messengers that are essential for many of the body`s functions. The butterfly-shaped thyroid gland in your neck is one of the key regulators of hormone function in the body and plays a crucial role in growth, metabolism, and mood. Having hypothyroidism—also known as a “low” or “underactive” … Read More

Underactive Thyroid Symptoms in Women Include Depression

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck that weighs less than one ounce. It produces two hormones: triodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). Thyroid hormones affect metabolism (the way the body uses energy), brain development, body temperature, muscle strength, skin tone, menstrual cycles, cholesterol levels, and weight gain. … Read More

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