Harvard Women's Health Watch

Treating hypothyroidism

Underactive thyroid is the most common thyroid disorder in women.

Midlife can bring subtle changes to skin, hair, weight, energy, and even mental outlook. Before you attribute these changes to menopause or aging, it's a good idea to make sure they're not caused by an underactive thyroid, also known as hypothyroidism. This condition is five to eight times more common in women than in men.

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