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A common condition
12% of the U.S. population has a thyroid condition. Up to 60% of people who have one aren’t aware of it. Women are 5-8x more likely to have a thyroid condition, with 1/8 experiencing one in their lifetime.
Hypothyroidism affects 5% of the U.S. population, with an estimated 5% more undiagnosed, and up to 10% of women. An underactive thyroid can cause high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart failure, infertility, or a coma.
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About 1% of the US population has hyperthyroidism, but 85% of those cases are caused by Grave’s disease, which is transmitted genetically. An overactive thyroid can cause heart failure, irregular heart rhythm, stroke, or osteoporosis.
Subtle symptoms, big impact
Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are easily treated. Symptoms are similar to other medical conditions, so it’s important to ask your doctor about it. Just that small change of getting treated can have a huge impact on your life!