Thyroid disease affects millions of people yet as many as half of those remain undiagnosed. That’s why we’re helping the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists spread the word about thyroid health during Thyroid Awareness Month.
See how much you know about thyroid disorders by answering the questions below. (Answers are at the bottom of this post. No peeking!)
1. Which of the following health conditions is more common than the others listed?
b. Heart Disease
c. Thyroid Disease
2. According to estimates, how many Americans are affected by Thyroid Disease?
a. 5 million
b. 30 million
c. 10 million
3. Who is at greater risk for Thyroid Disease?
c. men and women equally
4. Thyroid Disease can affect:
a. weight gain/loss
b. liver function
c. heart health
d. all of the above
5. True or False?
a. Fatigue is a common complaint for under- and over-active thyroid.
b. Thyroid cancer is one of the fastest growing cancers in America.
c. Thyroid conditions can affect babies in the womb.
d. Radiation therapy can increase the risk of thyroid disease.
Are You at Risk?
Because the thyroid gland influences the function of many of the body’s most important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys and skin, ensuring that the thyroid gland is healthy and functioning properly is important to your overall wellbeing.
Therefore, it’s important to understand the symptoms and risk factors for thyroid disorders as well as what you can do to promote healthy thyroid function. That’s all covered in our in-depth article: Nutrition for Thyroid Health: Foods that Help and Harm.
5) They are all true statements.
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