10 Myths About Hypothyroidism

How much do you really know about hypothyroidism?

You might have heard of hypothyroidism, a condition that occurs when your thyroid gland stops producing enough thyroid hormones to effectively regulate how your body burns calories and stores energy. But how much do you really know about it? With all the information out there, it can be difficult to parse out the facts from fiction.

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