Hypothyroidism Symptoms and Common Prescription Medication

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Hypothyroidism is a condition where your thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones, so your body metabolism is much slower than it should be. As much as 10% of women are thought to have some level of thyroid hormone deficiency, and up to 10 million Americans have some level of hypothyroidism.

Hyperthyroidism Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

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According to the American Thyroid Association more than 12% of the population in the United States will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime, and approximately 20 million Americans currently have thyroid disease while most of them, approximately 60%, may be unaware of it.