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The Link Between Hypothyroidism and Fertility

Hypothyroidism is a condition that results from an under-active thyroid. The thyroid is a small organ of the endocrine system and is located on the neck, covering the trachea. The thyroid plays an important role in maintaining the body’s state of homeostasis (a state of metabolic equilibrium) by secreting hormones that govern physiological processes. Some of these include metabolism of carbohydrates and fat, body temperature, blood calcium levels, and protein synthesis. A person who is suffering from hypothyroidism may experience depression, intolerance to cold temperatures, fatigue, constipation, and weight gain. For men, it is one of the main causes of erectile dysfunction. For women, hypothyroidism can also impair fertility.

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