Thyroid Issues in the Elderly

The butterfly shaped endocrine gland in the front of the neck that creates hormones affecting metabolism.

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  • This endocrine gland plays a key role in regulating your energy levels, weight and moods. Is this tiny organ to blame for your fatigue, thinning hair or weight gain?

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  • Symptoms of low thyroid, or hypothyroidism are often dismissed as normal signs of aging: weight gain, fatigue, forgetfulness and loss of muscle mass. The symptoms may sound minor, but left untreated, low thyroid can be deadly.

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  • The condition of a senior’s fingernails can indicate the presence of medical issues like heart disease, thyroid issues and malnutrition, which can be especially serious in elderly individuals.

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