It is estimated that as many as 40 million Americans may be suffering from undiagnosed or misdiagnosed thyroid conditions. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland, located in the neck. The hormones released by the thyroid control energy and metabolism, and are essential for many important physical functions.
When undiagnosed and untreated, thyroid problems can cause a variety of debilitating symptoms, including weight gain or inability to lose weight, depression, brain fog, anxiety, fatigue, low sex drive, hair loss, high cholesterol, infertility, and other troublesome issues. Because symptoms can sometimes be broad, thyroid disease is often misdiagnosed as a mental health issue, and symptoms attributed to lack of sleep or exercise, overeating, or other lifestyle issues.
January is Thyroid Awareness Month, helping to bring awareness to the public about the many thyroid diseases and conditions. For more information including where you can be tested or have a thyroid screening visit: http://www.thyroidawarenessmonth.com/