subclinical hyperthyroidism and menopause

Is It Thyroid Disease or Menopause?

You don’t talk about it in the same kind of reverence tones as your heart or lungs, though you probably brushed past it in health class — your thyroid. This organ that sits between your voice box and collarbone, and is often not talked about. However, wrapped around your windpipe, your thyroid produces hormones that are present in every cell in your body.

When you begin to age, you may present symptoms like vaginal dryness, hot flashes and changes in mood that could qualify as both a thyroid disease as well as menopause. What are the differences, and how can you tell if you’re experiencing hypothyroidism or menopause?

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