Millions of Americans have thyroid disease and don’t know it. Are you one of them?

موعد ادراج اسهم اسمنت Ø% When Mary Shomon suddenly found herself exhausted in the middle of the morning, her doctor told her to get more sleep. When she reported that her hair was falling out and she was depressed and moody, her doctor attributed it to the stress of planning her upcoming wedding. When she went for a bridal fitting and could barely zip her size 8 dress, her doctor reminded her that she was 33 years old and her metabolism was changing. So Shomon started dieting, exercising, and making sure she got plenty of shut-eye. But a few months later, when her symptoms hadn’t improved and bridal consultants started gently steering her toward the size 16 dresses, Shomon’s doctor became alarmed. سوق الاسهم المصريه مباشر “She told me she was going to run some tests. A few days later, I got a message from her saying my thyroid was underactive,” Shomon says. “And I thought, ‘What is she talking about? What’s a thyroid?’”

بيع الاسهم في البنك الاهلي Fifteen years later, Shomon definitely knows what a thyroid is: She has written eight books on the subject, including the New York Times best seller The Thyroid Diet, and is a leading authority on thyroid disease, treatment, and prevention. She realizes that if her doctor hadn’t taken her symptoms seriously, she might not only be pudgy, depressed, and tired today, but frustrated as well. “I’ve talked with people who have gone years with the same symptoms I had, and their doctors have diagnosed them with everything from mental illness to laziness,” she says. “One woman told me her doctor actually said that her only problem was that she was suffering from fork-in-mouth disease.”

forex valuta lund According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), 27 million Americans have thyroid disease, but more than half remain undiagnosed. The reason? Doctors often confuse thyroid symptoms with other diseases that carry similar symptoms, and testing processes can be antiquated and inaccurate (see “Simple Steps to Accurate Testing,”). Doctors also tend to overlook thyroid disease because, unlike heart disease or diabetes, thyroid problems rarely kill you, and symptoms are non-specific. Even thyroid cancer is one of the most survivable cancers because it grows so slowly. “Some people refer to it as the ‘good cancer,’ which drives thyroid patients crazy,” Shomon says.

توصيات سحاب للاسهم But thyroid disease, which includes hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, goiters, and nodules, can cause serious health risks besides cancer. The tiny, butterfly-shaped thyroid gland at the base of your throat produces hormones that control every function in your body. “Thyroid hormone improves mood, skin, hair, nails, sex drive, heart function, cholesterol, infertility, and hormonal symptoms such as PMS and menopause. It influences muscle aches, joint pain, body temperature, and metabolism,” says Mark Hyman, MD, founder and director of The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, Massachusetts, and author of The Ultra Thyroid Solution.

tjäna pengar forex A study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism reported that hypothyroidism, or under-functioning thyroid, not only contributes to 60 percent of heart attacks in women, but the condition is more of a risk factor for cardiovascular events than smoking, elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes. Thyroid problems have also been linked to birth defects, and studies show that 6 percent of miscarriages are caused by hypothyroidism. What’s more, research has found that children born to hypothyroid mothers have an average IQ 7 points lower than kids born to mothers with normally functioning thyroids and are more than twice as likely to repeat a grade due to learning disabilities. In addition, hypothyroidism has been associated with fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, and depression, according toJacob Teitelbaum, MD, medical director of the national Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers. An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) is just as problematic and can lead to congestive heart failure, osteoporosis, and prediabetes.

Types of thyroid disease

سوق الاسهم الكويتية In many ways, Shomon is a poster child for thyroid problems. She’s female—eight out of 10 thyroid patients are women, according to the AACE—and was nearing perimenopause when she was diagnosed. Although no one is sure exactly why women are so disproportionately targeted, Marcelle Pick, RNC, a nurse practitioner and cofounder of the Women to Women Health Care Center in Yarmouth, Maine, theorizes that estrogen and progesterone imbalance can play havoc with thyroid hormones and trigger the disease. In fact, she says, “There is a strong relationship between women in perimenopause in their late 30s or 40s and hypothyroidism.” Shomon also has the most common kind of thyroid problem:

Scroll down to see Next Page