Hypothyroidism is having an under active thyroid gland, the butterfly-shaped endocrine gland which is situated in the neck and produces thyroxin and triiodothyronine hormones. These chemicals are highly essential as they regulate metabolism, body temperature, and organ functioning. The symptoms include feeling cold, getting easily tired, having dry skin, becoming forgetful, feeling depressed, gaining weight, and having constipation. A simple blood test is done to check thyroid hormone levels.

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