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A 34-year-old female asked:

i know hypothyroidism causes weight gain. but can it also sort of "age" your physical appearance since most of the processes in your body slow down?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Hypothyroidism: You are correct in surmising that hypothyroidism can cause more signs and symptoms than simple weight gain. Physical changes, mental alertness, tissue fluid status, hair status, heart rate, blood pressure,type of body fat,energy level are just some issues.

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Last updated Jan 29, 2019

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