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What is the Prevalence of Thyroid Disease?
An estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, yet up to 60 percent of those who have thyroid disease are unaware of their condition.
Women are five to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid problems.
How Does the Thyroid Affect the Body?
The thyroid hormone (made by the butterfly-shaped endocrine gland in the lower front of the neck) helps the body use energy, regulate temperature, and keep the brain, heart, muscles, and other organs working as they should. The thyroid is required for all metabolic activity, including healthy digestion, detoxification, and ovulation. Thyroid diseases can affect all these crucial aspects of the body and cause health imbalances.
If they're continuing to have symptoms, I would like them to know that taking that one pill doesn't mean that that's curing all of their thyroid problems. They can be underdosed, they can be overdosed. They could not be converting the medication properly. So my advice would just be, keep searching and keep looking out there.”
- Denise Roguz, ThyroidChange
Understanding Thyroid Disease: Expert Insights & Empowering Conversations
Explore the Fempower Health Podcast playlist dedicated to thyroid disease in women, featuring expert interviews that uncover the complexities of thyroid conditions. Explore symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and lifestyle management strategies. Empower yourself with knowledge and practical tips to take charge of your thyroid health. Tune in now and embark on a journey of wellness and understanding.
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Thyroid disease can be difficult to diagnose and frustrating to live with, and it’s often challenging to determine women’s thyroid levels with just one test. Get the resources, lifestyle tools, and latest news about women's thyroid disorders on the Fempower Health blog.