Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) is a condition in which your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of certain hormones. Women sixty years old and older are more likely to have hypothyroidism. This underactive thyroid hormone plays an important role in your body maintaining the proper functioning of the circulatory, metabolic and nervous systems. Hypothyroidism can cause increase in body weight, infertility, joint pain, tiredness, loss of hair, poor brain function, raise your cholesterol and heart disease.
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