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Digital Exclusives | May 10, 2018

Disease caused Munoz's lethargy, hair loss

Azahara Munoz knew something wasn’t right when she returned home to Spain two seasons ago to play the Ladies European Tour event there. For some time, she too often felt exhausted. And then her hair started falling out. Concerned over growing bald spots, Munoz visited a dermatologist while in Spain. Bloodwork showed Munoz was suffering from Hashimoto’s Disease. It’s a condition where the immune system attacks the thyroid gland. There was relief knowing the cause, but it took time to get the treatment right. Munoz, 30, struggled with her game as her health issues worsened. She failed to make the European Solheim Cup team last year, after making three consecutive teams. This season’s going better, though. Munoz finished second at the Lotte Championship last month, her first top-10 finish in a year and a half. Azahara Munoz Earlier this week, Munoz took to her Instagram account to share her struggle publicly. Munoz said she hopes her story helps others feel as good as she’s feeling again.

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