I was given the opportunity as a Global Influence Member to shed the light on the fact that January is National Thyroid Awareness Month.
What is a Thyroid?
The thyroid is a small gland located in the middle of the lower neck, which produces hormones that regulate many functions including temperature, weight gain, and weight loss. Many Americans experience various problems with the functioning of their thyroid. Some red flags to watch for are:
- sudden weight gain or increase in body fat
- inability to lose weight despite proper diet and exercise
- fatigue, insomnia or restless sleep, anxiety or panic attacks
- gas, bloating, diarrhea, or constipation
- chronic sinusitis or lingering infections
It is important that people experiencing these warning signs see their physician to learn more.
For most of those that know me, know that my daughter was diagnosed with a thyroid problem after birth ( hypothyroidism). Since that time, I’ve studied up, joined support groups, and with the knowledge I know now, I’m more assured in the programs out there to help my child.
One online resource for those interested is the Fibro 360 Community – Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Center. This online community not only offers a network of support, but also resources to those seeking more information about fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and related disorders including those concerning the thyroid.
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