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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  • 5 Things to Know about Your Thyroid

    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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  • Left Untreated, Low Thyroid Can Be Life-Threatening

    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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  • Anemia in Seniors: What to Look for and How to Treat It

    Fatigue, weakness and irritability are considered “normal” symptoms of aging, but these red flags may actually point to a serious underlying condition. Be aware of these signs and others that warrant a trip to the doctor and some blood work.

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  • Fingernails: 5 Signs That Point to Senior Health Problems

    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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