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How common is an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) related to fatigue?

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According to the American Thyroid Foundation, approximately 17% of all women will have a thyroid disorder by age 60. And most won't know it. The most common cause is an autoimmune disorder known as Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Hashimoto's stops the gland from making enough thyroid hormones for the body to work the way it should. The result is hypothyroidism, or a slow metabolism.

From: How Tired Is Too Tired? WebMD Medical Reference

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American College of Rheumatology: "Rheumatoid Arthritis."

American Diabetes Association: "Type 2 Diabetes."

American Heart Association: "Women, Heart Disease, and Stroke."

National Fibromyalgia Association: "What is Fibromyalgia?"

National Institutes of Health: "Depression."

National Sleep Foundation: "Snoring...No Laughing Matter."

WomensHealth.Gov: "Hashimoto's Thyroiditis."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on April 30, 2017

SOURCES:

American College of Rheumatology: "Rheumatoid Arthritis."

American Diabetes Association: "Type 2 Diabetes."

American Heart Association: "Women, Heart Disease, and Stroke."

National Fibromyalgia Association: "What is Fibromyalgia?"

National Institutes of Health: "Depression."

National Sleep Foundation: "Snoring...No Laughing Matter."

WomensHealth.Gov: "Hashimoto's Thyroiditis."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on April 30, 2017

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