Thyroid Treatment 101: Thyroid Hormone

Thyroid Treatment 101: Thyroid Hormone

Thyroid Treatment 101: Thyroid Hormone

Thyroid Treatment 101: Thyroid Hormone

 Dr.Guttler’s comments:

  1. Levothyroxine, a common thyroid supplement, is currently the second most filled drug in the USA.
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  3. Majority of thyroid disease is in women.
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  5. Hypothyroidism, is 7 to 8 times more frequent in women than in men.
  6. 1 percent of the population need thyroid supplements.
  7.  5 to 10 percent are subclinical  and probably have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
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  9.  TSH levels determines whether you have a thyroid disorder.
  10. 1/2 percent of Americans suffer from hyperthyroidism, where the thyroid gland produces too much hormones.
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  12. Thyroid cancer, which is usually treatable, is on the rise.
  13. 54,000 adults diagnosed with thyroid cancer in the U.S. in 2018.
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  15.  1 percent of individuals in the U.S. will be diagnosed with thyroid cancer in their lifetimes.
  16. Iodine deficiency, which hasn’t been a problem in the U.S. for about a century.
  17. One important group has become more iodine deficient here in the last 10 years: pregnant women.
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  19. Women should be taking a daily supplement containing 150 micrograms of iodine to make sure they’re getting what they need while pregnant.
  20. Some prenatal vitamins have iodine, but some don’t.
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  22.  iodine deficiency is associated with lower IQ in fetal development.

 

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