Signs That Thyroid Disease May Have Been Missed by Your Doctor

August 19, 2014 4:02 PM

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Signs That Thyroid Disease May Have Been Missed by Your Doctor

Last year, while sitting through a medical board review course for integrative medicine, an inexplicable feeling of fatigue washed over me. I had been sleeping well, yet still continuing to wake up exhausted. It was no small coincidence that the topic of discussion was the scientific evidence behind the integrative medicine approach to treating thyroid disease. You needn't have a medical background to know my symptoms were not normal. My hairdresser was watching my hair fall out by the handfuls for months, and she kept asking me about potential thyroid issues.

Have you also suffered from similar symptoms that could be related to thyroid disease? Subclinical thyroid disease and hypothyroidism are both more common in women than in men in the United States. I had gone to my primary care physician many times over the years complaining of symptoms. My thyroid ...

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