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Assess Your Thyroid Health: Signs and Symptoms

Posted on Dec 13, 2010 | Comments Off on Assess Your Thyroid Health: Signs and Symptoms

Assess Your Thyroid Health: Signs and Symptoms

An estimated 59 million Americans are living with some type of thyroid condition and most are not even aware of it. As one of the largest endocrine glands in the body, the thyroid controls how quickly the body uses energy and makes proteins, as well as the body's sensitivity to other hormones. When your thyroid gland is not functioning properly, it can affect many facets of your health, including your weight, mood, and energy levels. Furthermore, undiagnosed thyroid problems can increase your risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, depression, anxiety, infertility and others. Here are some signs and symptoms to look for when assessing the possibility of having a thyroid problem.

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