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Chronic fatigue, dry skin, weight gain... What if it was hypothyroidism?

2022-10-04T10:26:07.176Z

OUR HEALTH ADVICE - Because it is manifested by very non-specific symptoms, hypothyroidism often goes unnoticed, especially in postmenopausal women and those who are just getting pregnant.



The thyroid is one of those inconspicuous organs that, when things are going well, is never talked about.

On the other hand, the slightest malfunction can have significant consequences on health since it controls many very important parameters of the body.

Heart rate, the rate at which calories are burned (what is called metabolism), heat production, skin and hair quality, fertility, digestion are indeed directly dependent on the rate of hormones secreted by the thyroid.

For various reasons, it happens that it does not release enough hormones.

This is called hypothyroidism.

With 2% to 3% of the population concerned, it is the most common thyroid disease.

It can be diagnosed at any age, but occurs on average around the age of 60 and mainly affects women (1 man for 10 women), especially after menopause.

But despite its frequency, it is not always easy to think of this…

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Source: lefigaro

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