300 hypothyroidism symptoms: count how many you have

300 hypothyroidism symptoms: count how many you have

The World Health Organization estimates that there are 750 million people with thyroid dysfunction worldwide, and between 40 and 60 percent of people with thyroid disease do not know they have it. While the statistics show that women are more likely to develop thyroid disease, thyroid disease is a condition that affects women, men, and children of all ages.

Of the 750 million people with thyroid dysfunction, 1.2 million of them are currently following my site Hypothyroid Mom (I won’t stop until I find all 750 million). The majority are here because they are still feeling unwell despite standard hypothyroidism treatment. Most are told their thyroid is “fine” while they struggle with a countless number of symptoms. Often times their doctors have no clue the vast array of symptoms that can befall a thyroid patient and most patients have no idea their symptoms could possibly be a red flag that their condition is not being well treated. Some may back down from speaking up to their doctor because they feel “doctor knows best” or that they don’t have any scientific proof to back up their claims…until now. [Read more…]