January is Thyroid Awareness Month!

January is Thyroid Awareness Month, a time to learn how the thyroid plays a huge role in the body’s organs and overall health.

Here are some helpful facts about the Thyroid and tips to prevent Thyroid disease:

  • The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland at base of the neck that produces thyroid hormones; these influence how all other cells, tissues, and organs function.
  • It's estimated that over 30 million Americans have thyroid dysfunction, with half of these cases are undiagnosed and left untreated.
  • A simple blood test & exam can help diagnose Hypothyroidism& Hyperthyroidism, & early detection for cancer. If you have any symptoms, speak to your doctor to check your thyroid function.
  • With a proper diagnosis, thyroid dysfunction can be successfully treated so you can enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
  • Maintain a healthy diet that’s low in sugar and processed foods.
  • Reduce your stress. Try to exercise more, meditate, do yoga, or listen to a podcast.
  • Maintain a healthy body weight, if possible – increase your muscle mass.

  

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