I've Been Diagnosed with Hypothyroidism! Now What?

Have you ever been relieved to receive a diagnosis? Have you ever wanted to scream, “See I told you so! I knew something was wrong!” Maybe you DID scream it out!

Despite the fact that you now have a new line of diagnosis codes on your medical charts, you also have a renewed sense of peace knowing that all the symptoms you’ve been experiencing aren’t just in your head. So many women with hypothyroidism have their symptoms dismissed, are told they're overreacting, or that their symptoms are normal for their age or stage in life by other...

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Hypothyroidism vs. Hashimoto's: What's the Difference?

If you haven’t been diagnosed with a thyroid disorder, you know someone who has. Thyroid disorders are common, and about 12% of Americans will experience abnormal thyroid function at some point during their lives. If you’re really into numbers, here are some that might surprise you:

  • 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.
  • About 4.6% of the U.S. population (12 years old and older) has hypothyroidism.
  • Women are five to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid...
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