In part I of the Thyroid Health Series, we discovered that 1 in 7 Australians suffer from thyroid disorders, with 5 of the 7 being women.
There are common symptoms that MANY women experience everyday that can be attributed to thyroid disorders. These range from anxiety, stress, debilitating depression to fatigue, heartburn, lack of motivation, and bloating, constipation, increased risk of gallstones, nutrient deficiencies such as B12, zinc, ferritin (iron storage) and even infertility.
A healthy thyroid helps to keep you at an ideal weight, it keeps you happy and sleeping soundly as well as having a healthy digestion.
We also discussed that many people are misdiagnosed with conventional thyroid tests not telling the whole story, meaning many go along dealing with symptoms believing it is just in their head.
With such common symptoms that most of us would experience at least some time throughout our lives, how can you know when it is your thyroid and what steps can you take to make sure your diagnosis is accurate? When does a thyroid condition become an autoimmune condition? And why are thyroid problems so common?
We have much to get through! Lets get into it..
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