In the world of health scares, many symptoms rear their ugly heads in major ways, making it easy to identify the underlying cause.
However, in the case of autoimmune diseases, these causes can be well-hidden. Autoimmune diseases develop when the body confuses normal, healthy cells for invading cells, thus attacking and killing them.
One such autoimmune disorder is hypothyroidism (commonly known as underactive thyroid). This occurs when the thyroid gland, responsible for metabolism, does not produce enough hormones to regulate the body.
Because hypothyroidism is often initially hard to detect, it may be helpful to understand and recognise some of its effects, and what to do if you’re worried.
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