Thyroid Awareness Month

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fullsizeoutput_2ae6January is Thyroid Awareness Month and I wanted to take a moment to share what this means and what thyroid disease entails. I also want to make y’all are fully aware that I am not a medical professional and this post is only meant to raise awareness of thyroid disease through the research I have done. Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits low on the front of your neck and has many functions I never really knew about, but I am going to share them with you.

Approximately 20 million Americans suffer from a thyroid disorder and millions more worldwide. A couple common issues include thyroid nodules and enlarged thyroid glands, which can have cancer within them. The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate the body’s metabolic rate, heart rate, blood pressure, thyroid affectstemperature, heart and digestive function, muscle control, brain development, mood, and bone maintenance. I am going…

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  1. I didn’t know about this awareness month. My 11 year old daughter was diagnosed with hypothyroidism about 5 years ago. I am glad we caught it early! Her symptoms interfered with her life- severe fatigue, cognitive impairment, severe constipation.

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    • It is great you daughter’s doctor caught hers early. I think catching things early and getting on the proper medication is so important! My MS was caught early, I was only 19. Please give your daughter my best and to always stay positive, plus she is lucky to have a great mother!

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