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Updated: May 25, 2018 5:30:29 am
Hypothyroidism is a condition that occurs when the thyroid gland fails to produce enough thyroid hormones. People with this condition experience a slower metabolic rate and in turn gain weight due to the accumulation of salt and water in the body.
According to Dr Avinash Phadke, president, Technology and mentor, Clinical Pathology, SRL Diagnostics, one in ten adults in India suffer from hypothyroidism. The signs and symptoms take time to develop and varies from age to age. Children and teenagers may face slight weight gain, dryness of skin, excessive sleep, irregular menstrual cycle, hair fall and indigestion. In case of adults,…