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Hypothyroidism occurs when your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of a hormone called thyroxine. The thyroid gland is in the front of the neck. When it doesn’t provide adequate hormones, it can affect many different parts of the body. The thyroid gland controls energy, metabolism, and growth in the body. You may notice a goiter or an enlargement in your neck region by your thyroid gland. Keep reading to learn more about the symptoms to look for concerning hypothyroidism.

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1. Exhaustion

Exhaustion or feeling tired all of the time is one of the most common symptoms of hypothyroidism. You may feel like you are ready to take a nap at any point in the day. You might also experience low motivation and the feeling of mental exhaustion. If you notice these moods, especially when you had a good night's rest, contact your doctor.

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