It’s estimated that as many as 27 million people in the United States have a thyroid issue, such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or Graves’ disease, and half of them don’t have any concept that they do. An under-active thyroid, or hypothyroidism, accounts for approximately 90 percent of all thyroid imbalances.
What is the thyroid gland?
A butterfly-shaped gland in your neck’s center gland, the thyroid gland, is the master gland of metabolism. Your thyroid gland is inter-related with each system in the human body. If your thyroid isn’t running optimally, then neither are you.
10 Signs of an Underactive Thyroid:
- Fatigue after sleeping 8 to 10 hours a night or having to take a rest daily
- Weight gain or the inability to lose weight
- Mood issues such as mood swings, anxiety, or depression
- Hormone imbalances such as PMS, irregular periods, infertility, and reduced sex drive
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