How do thyroid conditions affect women?

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VA News – Women Veterans: Have you experienced a significant shift in your weight, mood, energy, temperature tolerance, periods or skin and hair? It may be your thyroid, a common issue among women.

The thyroid makes hormones that help to control many vital functions of your body, affecting physical energy, temperature, weight, mood and menstrual cycle, as well as several other bodily functions. When your thyroid doesn’t work properly, it can impact your entire body, but proper medication or treatment can help.