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Why is thyroid disease sometimes confused with menopause?

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According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), millions of women with menopausal-like symptoms, even those taking estrogen, may have undiagnosed thyroid disease. While symptoms such as fatigue, depression, mood swings, and sleep disturbances are frequently associated with menopause, they may also be signs of hypothyroidism.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on December 05, 2017
Reviewed by Nivin Todd on December 05, 2017

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