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Always Cold and Tired? Check Out What You May Be Suffering From

Source: mayoclinic.org

Hypothyroidism is a disorder that mostly affects women of all ages. It is a chronic illness that involves the thyroid gland. Thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland situated at the base of the front of your neck.

Hypothyroidism is a condition whereby the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone for the body.

Thyroid hormone is responsible for heart rate, body temperature and all aspects of metabolism. The thyroid hormone helps control the speed of your metabolism. The faster the metabolism, the more calories the body burns.



Some people are born with this disorder, but many develop it throughout the years. Medical Officers don't usually pick up the condition, even after the patient has explained symptoms. Sometimes patients have to specifically order the doctors for T3 and T4 blood tests.

Symptoms Of Hypothyroidism

Feeling cold

Always feeling tired

Unexplainable weight gain

Constant Constipation

Hair loss

Dry skin

Forgetting things

Sore joints, etc

Diet for people with hypothyroidism

Good food: Iodine, Selenium and Zinc

A balanced diet that includes Eggs, vegetables, fruits, fish, meat and chicken

Untreated hypothyroidism can lead to heart diseases, goiter, mental health problems and infertility.

Source: mayoclinic.org

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