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Signs & Symptoms of a Low Thyroid

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The thyroid is a small gland located in the neck and is responsible for producing hormones that regulate the rate at which our cells utilize the fuel that we take in from our diet. These thyroid hormones can have a major impact on how we feel on a daily basis. A dysfunction in this gland can lead to a wide array of negative signs and symptoms.

The following are a few signs & symptoms of low thyroid production (hypothyroidism):

* weight gain
* puffy face
* depression
* decreased sexual interest
* constipation
* cold intolerance
* headaches
* cold hands and feet
* brittle nails
* swollen legs, feet, hands or abdomen
* rough dry skin
* insomnia
* menstrual irregularities
* fatigue

Thyroid hormones can have a major impact on how we feel on a daily basis.

 
TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is actually not a thyroid hormone but a pituitary hormone that does exactly what the name implies; it stimulates the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones.
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