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11 Signs That Your Thyroid Doesn’t Work Properly, and It Can Be Dangerous to Ignore Them

The thyroid is a small gland that sits around your windpipe under your larynx (voice box.) The hormones that it secretes control the body’s metabolism. But like all things, this “mother of all glands” is susceptible to malfunctioning and when this happens, it acts in different ways depending on whether it’s producing the hormone in excess (hyperthyroidism) or not producing enough of it (hypothyroidism.)

Gogbal has put together a list of symptoms of both thyroid conditions so that you can become aware of a malfunctioning thyroid. If you think something may be wrong, be sure to visit a doctor as soon as you can.

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. A deficiency of iodine is one of the most common causes of hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is more common in women than in men, with women over the age of 60 being most susceptible.

Now let’s take a look at its symptoms.

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