If you are female there is more than a 12% chance that you currently are, or at some point in your life will be, suffering from thyroid disease. That’s twice the risk that women face of incurring heart disease. But many doctors misdiagnose the symptoms of thyroid disorders.
In this article, Austin, TX thyroid specialist Dr. Ruthie Harper discusses the link between thyroid conditions and perimenopause/ menopause, including how each affects the other, and what a woman can do to restore optimal hormone balance.
Could a sluggish thyroid be behind your weight gain? Learn how Dr. Ruthie Harper utilizes integrative health techniques, including in-depth testing of all thyroid hormone levels, to provide a comprehensive approach to thyroid management that can help with weight loss.
Women are five to eight times more likely to incur thyroid problems than men. And, one in eight women will develop thyroid disease in their lifetime. In this article we consider some of the reasons for this huge gender difference.
Complex factors interact that contribute to autoimmune conditions, including thyroid disease: heredity, toxins, nutrition, hormones and “triggers” such as stress or infections. Diagnosing the underlying cause of your specific thyroid condition is the first step toward finding the best treatment and getting relief of symptoms!