Almost 30 million Americans suffer from some type of thyroid disorder: however, about half remain undiagnosed.
Knowledge is power, once you know what’s wrong it can be treated. Get tested!
Who should be tested? Strongly consider testing if you have a family history of thyroid problems, or have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, pituitary or endocrine disorders. In addition, strongly consider testing if you are a woman in or near menopause, or are pregnant or just had a baby (since proper T3 and T4 levels are essential to brain development in the early years of a child’s life). You should also consider testing if you are experiencing symptoms of hypothyroidism (unusual weight gain, lethargy, dry skin, a constant feeling of cold, or constipation) or hyperthyroidism (sudden weight loss, increased heart rate, recurring warm or sweaty feeling, or diarrhea).