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What you need to know about your thyroid

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Prima talks to to Medichecks doctor Dr Sam Rodgers about thyroid symptoms and testing.


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Feeling all the time, struggling with your weight or battling sleepless nights? It's easy to attribute these symptoms to growing older, but dismiss them at your peril- they could be caused by a problem with your thyroid. And if left untreated, it can lead to serious health issues.

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck, which is responsible for regulating the hormones that control metabolism. Although tiny, this 4cm-long gland has such a powerful influence on the body that, if something goes wrong, it can cause debilitating problems- and women are particularly at risk. In fact, we're up to eight times more likely to be affected than men.

Read the full article in the April addition of Prima magazine.

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