- Low thyroid is often the ignored factor in women who are treated for symptoms attributed to menopause.
- It is estimated that by age 50 one out of every ten/twelve women has some degree of hypothyroidism. By age 60 it is one out of every five/six.
- Many women confuse hypothyroidism symptoms with menopause symptoms. Hot flashes, insomnia, irritability, palpitations and "fuzzy thinking" are common symptoms of both.
- Thyroid antibody tests are a better indicator than normal thyroid testing.
- "Thyroid hormone is not at all the osteoporosis villain that it has been painted to be in the past" say the Drs.
- Even if you have "normal" test results, you should consider yourself a possible thyroid candidate if you have had ANY of the symptoms of hypothyroidism prior to menopause.
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