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April 1, 2013

The Energy Gland: The Effects of an Underactive Thyroid

The thyroid gland plays a powerful role in your health. This butterfly-shaped structure in the neck releases hormones affecting energy metabolism, body temperature and mood. Nearly 5 percent of Americans have hypothyroidism, which occurs when the thyroid gland fails to make enough thyroid hormones. Without adequate thyroid hormones, you’re likely to feel sluggish and depressed. You may also gain weight and suffer from dry skin and hair loss.

Read the full article with insight from Dr. Cathy Doria-Medina.