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Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism: How Stress Affects the Thyroid Gland

HypothyroidismAll humans have a gland located in the neck called the thyroid gland. It is shaped somewhat like a butterfly with its wings open. This gland controls your metabolism, energy and body temperature.

The thyroid gland could be compared to an accelerator (something that controls speed) and thermostat (something that controls temperature). When this gland is not working up to par, EVERYTHING in the body becomes weak, slow and colder.

Given that approximately 40% of women and 5% of men suffer from hypothyroidism, if could easily be considered an epidemic in itself. Curiously enough, it is a condition that affects women more so than men. In fact, for every 1 man that has hypothyroidism, there are 8 women who also have it.
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