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The butterfly-shaped gland in your neck churns out thyroid hormones, which regulate your metabolic rate and the functioning of your heart, muscles, digestion, and bones.

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Understand cold intolerance symptoms, including 6 causes & common questions.

This article will review the symptoms, causes, and management of myxedema coma. Myxedema coma is a rare complication of severe hypothyroidism and a life-threatening medical emergency.

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This article will review the symptoms, causes, and management of hypothyroidism. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include coldness, weight gain, dry skin, constipation, and depression, among others.

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Hypoparathyroidism is a condition in which the body doesn't make enough parathyroid hormone (PTH). PTH regulates calcium and phosphorus in your bones and blood.

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Overactive thyroid (or hyperthyroidism) is a fairly common condition caused by excess thyroid hormone, which leads to symptoms of hyperexcitation such as tremor and rapid heartbeat. While severe cases can be dangerous, most are mild and relatively simple to treat.

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Abnormal growths of thyroid tissue at the base of your neck are common and often harmless. But sometimes they can be a sign of thyroid cancer, so all thyroid nodules should be checked by your doctor.

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If you wake up very sweaty, you may be experiencing hormonal changes, or your room may simply be too hot. Sometimes, night sweats can be caused by other medical conditions so talk to your doctor if they are happening often.