According to the American Thyroid Organization, an estimated 20 million Americans are suffering from some form of thyroid disease.
Thyroid issues are also more common in women with them being 5 to 8 times greater than men to develop a condition.
About 12 and a half percent of women (1 out of 8) women will develop a thyroid disorder in her lifetime.
Though thyroid diseases are more prevalent in women, men are also still at risk for a thyroid condition.
Some are fortunate enough to have telltale signs that something is wrong but others see no signs or symptoms. This is the case for 60 percent of sufferers [R].
Others may not be as lucky and show no symptoms at all. This can be a big problem since thyroid conditions are very serious. If left untreated they can put people at risk for a ton of health conditions like cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and infertility in women.
This blog post explains how the thyroid affects overall health, the conditions that can occur, and the various symptoms that may tell there is something wrong.[Read more…] about Signs of a Thyroid Condition