August 3, 2016 10:49am CST
A lot of people don't realize just what the Thyroid does for the body and the effects of it not working correctly. @HazySue and myself are just two dealing with the issue. 23% of Americans have Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's Disease) or Hyperthyroidism. The Thyroid Gland regulates not only hormone levels but also the heart rate, temperature and weight levels along with several other chemicals to the body. Even though women are moreso affected, men also can have this problem and it's a good idea to have your TSH (T3 and T4) levels checked. The Thyroid can produce not enough or too much TSH to the point that the Thyroid will actually die; which can cause serious medical issues. There are however medications that can be taken to replace the missing TSH. So at your next doctor's visit, make sure they do a TSH level test as 30% of people don't even know their levels are incorrect.
Twenty-Three Percent of AMERICANS HAVE LOW THYROID
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• United States
3 Aug 16
My sister and Dad have thyroid issues, but my brother and I do not. I was tested, so all is well for now with my thyroid. It is odd that my brother and I look like twins, blonde-haired and more. Our sister looks just like Dad with that black hair of hers and similar facial features.
• Fairfield, Texas
3 Aug 16
Ya never know when something like that will come up @hostessman . And you know what? I think it's caused by all the chemicals in our foods. It's throwing off what the thyroid should be doing but the chemicals we ingest are killing it.
4 Aug 16
I am aware that health is truly an important part of our lives if we want to truly be happy. One of my relatives had such problem with her Thyroid. The good thing is that she is open-minded that when my Uncle offered her a food supplement, she willingly took it. After three months of taking this, against doctor's advice, the problem has been gone and since them she was happy as ever before. Thanks for the doctor but many of them are closed-minded about alternative medicine. You might want also to try the superior supplements that can be of help.