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Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus: Signs of a thyroid disorder are often difficult to spot

January 8, 2019, MORRIS, IL – The signs of a thyroid problem can be subtle.
Many people often mistake their symptoms for being stressed, overworked, not eating right, early onset menopause, signs of aging, or such mental illnesses as major depression, general anxiety or bipolar disorder. They usually don’t realize the symptoms they are experiencing are the result of abnormal thyroid function.

The thyroid, a small butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, releases hormones into your body that control metabolism – speeding it up or slowing it down, depending on their levels. When at optimal levels, thyroid hormones keep your body in balance. When they’re off, they can throw everything else off, too.

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