Did you know, that out of the estimated 59 million* people in the U.S. who have a thyroid problem, the incident of mild hypothyroidism is estimated at 30% in women?
THYROID SYMPTOMS OR MENOPAUSE?
Many women, later in life, easily confuse the symptoms of thyroid malfunction with those of menopause. The problem created by this confusion and lack of knowledge about thyroid symptoms is that these women go years without a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.
WHEN AND HOW TO GET TESTED
In order to stay smart and on top of your real health issues and to monitor your thyroid health, testing after the age of 35 is recommended.
Visit your primary care physician regarding testing and treatment options if you are experiencing any symptoms of thyroid over or under activity. If, however, they send you home with a “lame” diagnosis, like “You’re fine, must exercise more”, but you’re experiencing a cascade of symptoms that are depleting your health and life, you MUST find a thyroid-trained practitioner at once. The truth is that your doctor will never be able to help you and you’ll pay the price.
Go to my PRACTITIONERS tab above, or click here and find one in your area for a second opinion.
*59 million is an estimate. It is hard to know exactly how many are suffering from thyroid conditions because regular doctors, endocrinologists, etc. mis-diagnose and under-diagnose patients every day. And so, the need to find a thyroid-trained practitioner.