Did you know that despite its small size, the thyroid gland effects nearly every cell, tissue, and organ in the body? This is why a properly functioning thyroid is so important. Surprisingly, an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, and yet, 60 percent are unaware that they have such a condition, according to the American Thyroid Association.
One major type of thyroid disease is hypothyroidism, in which the thyroid produces too little hormone. When this happens, you may experience such symptoms as muscle cramps, constipation, weight gain, fatigue, and memory loss. You may also experience hair loss, dry skin, cold intolerance, low libido, depression, and general weakness.
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