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Health.com: 19 Signs Your Thyroid Isn’t Working Right

A Thyroid Disorder Epidemic?

Crabby, gaining weight, and unable to concentrate? It could a problem with that little gland in your neck. -Anne Krueger

The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck, can have a dramatic impact on a huge variety of bodily functions, and if you're a woman over 35 your odds of a thyroid disorder are high—more than 30%, by some estimates.

At least 30 million Americans have a thyroid disorder and half—15 million—are silent sufferers who are undiagnosed, according to The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. Women are as much as 10 times as likely as men to have a thyroid problem, says integrative medicine specialist Robin Miller, MD, co-author of "The Smart Woman’s Guide to MidLife and Beyond."

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