Thyroid function disorders
Finding the right balance
You used to love early morning walks, but lately you've had a hard time getting motivated. You feel kind of "blah" about a lot of things — which isn't your usual self. You've felt other changes, too — dry skin, a bit of weight gain and constipation — but they hardly seem related. You wonder if it's just a part of aging.
In fact, these might all be signs and symptoms of an underactive thyroid gland. Thyroid disorders are more common with age and yet can appear more subtly in older people.