January is National Thyroid Awareness Month
The thyroid is a small gland located in the middle of the lower neck, which produces hormones that regulate many functions including temperature, weight gain, and weight loss. Many Americans experience various problems with the functioning of their thyroid.
Some red flags to watch for are:
- sudden weight gain or increase in body fat
- inability to lose weight despite proper diet and exercise
- fatigue, insomnia or restless sleep, anxiety or panic attacks
- gas, bloating, diarrhea, or constipation
- chronic sinusitis or lingering infections
It is important that people experiencing these warning signs see their physician to learn more.
I have been suffering with thyroid problems since i was 16 years old. I hold this cause very near and dear to my heart. There is alot of heartache and discomfort for those of us who suffer from any form of thyroid disease. I suffered from Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis before having a complete thyroidectomy in 2004. To this day i still struggle! But it does get better with the right treatment and support!
There are many online resources for those seeking more information and support. One online resource is the Fibro 360 Community – Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Center. This online community not only offers a network of support, but also resources to those seeking more information about fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and related disorders including those concerning the thyroid.
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