Hypothyroidism - more common than you think

Dr Sam Rodgers talks to OK! Magazine about the role of the thyroid and the symptoms of an underactive thyroid that may indicate you have hypothyroidism.

Olivia Buckland, who rose to fame on Love Island in 2017, has recently opened up about an ongoing health condition. Alex Bowen's fiancée spoke up about suffering from hypothyroidism — otherwise known as an underactive thyroid.

The ITV2 star, who is currently planning her wedding, explained how Alex, 25, has helped her through the illness. The 24-year-old explained that as well as experiencing anxiety, she also suffers from the hormone-based condition. She said: "I also suffer from an underactive thyroid, which comes with a lot of fatigue and depression.

"I've only got through it by having Alex with me," she told Dare magazine. "I wouldn't have been able to do it on my own." But what exactly is an underactive thyroid? What are the implications? As the tattoo-loving reality star opens up, Dr Sam Rodgers, General Practitioner and Medical Director of Medichecks breaks down the condition.

OK magazine

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