A subject very close to my heart.  Read more from Dr Mercola about Thyriod issues, a comprehensive article to say the least.

' Most people realize that their thyroid is important for controlling their metabolism and body weight.

But did you know that depression, heart disease, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, PMS (premenstrual syndrome), menopausal symptoms, muscle and joint pains, irritable bowel syndrome, or autoimmune disease could actually indicate a problem with your thyroid?

The classic signs of a sluggish thyroid gland include weight gain, lethargy, poor quality hair and nails, hair loss, dry skin, fatigue, cold hands and feet, and constipation -- and these symptoms are relatively well known.

However, some of the conditions you might not associate with your thyroidinclude:

  • High cholesterol

  • Irregular menstruation

  • Low libido

  • Infertility

  • Gum disease

  • Fluid retention

  • Skin conditions such as acne and eczema

  • Memory problems

  • Poor stamina

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