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What Feels Like Stress May Call for a Thyroid Test

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  • A variety of vague symptoms -- such as fatigue, aches and pains, depression, and memory problems -- could indicate low thyroid function, or hypothyroidism.
  • In a recent study, 10% of participants had low thyroid levels, and researchers recommend that certain groups of people get tested regularly, including older patients and those with a family history of hypothyroidism.
  • People with low thyroid levels are also more likely to have high cholesterol, suggesting that hypothyroidism may increase the risk of heart disease.

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