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9 silent signs of a thyroid problem you may be ignoring

It’s shaped like a butterfly, but the thyroid gland can sting like a bee if its hormone production goes awry.

1. Sleep changes
1. Sleep changes
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If you’ve always been a good sleeper but suddenly can’t snooze through the night, it could signal a thyroid problem. An overactive thyroid pumps out certain hormones (triiodothyronine, known as T3, and thyroxine, known as T4) in excess, which can overstimulate the central nervous system and lead to insomnia, says Dr Hossein Gharib, a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist. On the flip side, if you still feel tired after a full night’s sleep, or the need to sleep more than usual, you might have an underactive thyroid, in which case your body doesn’t produce enough of these hormones.

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