Other Proposed Treatments
- Sensitivity to cold
- Weight gain
- Dry skin
- Loss of hair
- Excessive menstruation
- Goiter (a visible enlargement of the neck caused by a swollen thyroid gland)
Other Proposed Treatments
The Theory of Widespread Marginal Hypothyroidism
Herbs and Supplements to Use Only With Caution
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- Review Date: 08/2013 -
- Update Date: 02/12/2014 -
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