10/18/2013 06:11 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Are You Sick and Tired? Maybe It's Your Thyroid

If you feel cold and tired all the time, there's a good chance your thyroid is to blame, because one out of five women and one out of 10 men have thyroid problems.

Do you:

  • Have trouble losing weight?
  • Feel tired and sluggish and feel particularly fatigued in the morning?
  • Have constipation, dry skin, dry, coarse hair, or hair loss?
  • Have depression, high cholesterol, low sex drive, fluid retention, poor memory, and trouble concentrating?

All of these symptoms are potentially related to low thyroid function or what we call hypothyroidism. They can negatively affect your quality of life, but when you correct your thyroid function, you can get rid of these symptoms.

Watch this week's House Call with Dr. Hyman to learn how to identify whether you have a thyroid problem and the steps you can take to fix it. You don't have to feel tired and crummy all the time. There is a way out.

Wishing you health and happiness,
Mark Hyman, MD

Mark Hyman, MD is a practicing physician, founder of The UltraWellness Center, a six-time New York Times bestselling author, and an international leader in the field of Functional Medicine. You can follow him on Twitter, connect with him on LinkedIn, watch his videos on YouTube, become a fan on Facebook, and subscribe to his newsletter.

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