Living with Hypothyroidism
It’s quite commong to hear stories from patients who lived with undiagnosed or misdiagnosed hypothyroidism sometimes for years. In fact, it’s more common than you’d think.
More than 12 percent of the U.S. population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime. An estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. Up to 60 percent of those with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition. 1 Many patients report being hypothyroid but have been undiagnosed due to incorrect lab results. These patients were told their lab work was “normal” and “fine,” yet continue to suffer from a myriad of thyroid symptoms.
How Common are Thyroid Disorders?
According to the website RightDiagnosis, about 1 out of every 13 people have a thyroid disorder, including many who are unaware of their condition.That’s a lot of people! With the rise of Bromine, Fluoride and Chlorine in our environment, food and water, this number could be even higher. Could you be hypothyroidism?
- Do you have trouble losing weight even when eating right and exercising?
- Are you tired, sluggish or cold?
- Do you have thin hair, brittle nails, dry skin?
- Foggy thinking, forgetfulness?
- Sleep trouble, mild depression and/or other odd physical symptoms?
- Do people imply or do you sometimes feel “it’s all in your head”?
- Hypothyroid Symptoms
- Before and After Photos
- TSH Lab Work Can Be Wrong
- How to Diagnose Hypothyroidism
- Recommended Lab Work
- Tracking Body Temperature, the Free Easy Diagnostic Tool
- Understanding Lab Results
- How to Find a Good Doctor
- Reverse T3
- http://www.thyroid.org/media-main/about-hypothyroidism/ ↩