The American Thyroid Association estimates that 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, and up to 60 percent of these people are unaware of their condition. One in eight women will develop a thyroid disorder during her lifetime.
The Thyroid hormone is important since it is responsible for the function of our brain, gut, cardiovascular system, bone metabolism, red blood cell metabolism, liver function and gallbladder, male and female hormone production, cholesterol metabolism.
Unfortunately, Thyroid disorder is misdiagnosed. Synthetic medications are prescribed or even worse labs are performed and the patient is told their labs are “normal.” They are told they are “fine.” Nevertheless, they don’t feel “fine.” They are often told it is because of their age, gender, or family and work-related stress. This is unfortunate because not anyone person cause of Thyroid disorder or treatment will be the same. Many time patients present with various symptoms. Some of these symptoms can be overlapping with other disorders.
The following are symptoms for hypothyroidism:
- Frequent, heavy menstrual periods
- Weight gain
- Dry, coarse skin and hair
- Hoarse voice
- Intolerance to cold
The following are symptoms for hyperthyroidism:
- Muscle weakness/tremors
- Infrequent, scant menstrual periods
- Weight loss
- Sleep disturbances
- Enlarged thyroid gland
- Vision problems or eye irritation
- Heat sensitivity
Have you been diagnosed with a Thyroid disorder and still don’t feel well?
Are you unsure if you have a Thyroid disorder?
At Healthy Tomorrows we will be happy to take the time to sit down and really listen to you and your concerns. We will get to the root cause of what is bothering you.
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