Hypothyroidism Research Paper

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An estimated 20 million Americans are suffering from a form of thyroid disease, and sixty percent of them have no idea about their condition. Hypothyroidism accounts for up to ninety percent of thyroid imbalances. How can such as large percentage of people have a disease they are unaware of? There are a number of signs and symptoms related to hypothyroidism or under-active thyroid that can be associated with other conditions.
Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland is not producing enough thyroid hormone (T4 thyroxine and T3 triiodothyronine). How well your thyroid gland functions is correlated to every system in your body, so when it’s not functioning properly it causes a variety of symptoms. There are five signs that indicate

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