But before we begin, let’s set the stage because the numbers are staggering and these statistics once again confirm the sad and declining state of health in our society.
It is estimated that 10% of all Canadians have some sort of thyroid problem and as many as 50% of these remain undiagnosed.
This means the person does not even know they have a thyroid problem.
Thyroid health affects all aspects of one’s well-being, both genders and at all ages.
It is a small butterfly shaped gland in the front of you neck and the hormones it secretes are essential for all phases of growth and your metabolism.
The most common type of thyroid problem is an underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism.
Here are the signs and symptoms of an underactive thyroid; poor appetite, intolerance to cold, dry skin, brittle hair, constipation, muscular weakness, poor memory, heart disease, lupus, infertility, diabetes and arthritis.
Popular medical treatments range from synthetic hormones to taking a thyroid extract from a pig or a cow but these remain controversial at best.
So if you think or you know that you have a thyroid problem (especially an underactive thyroid), please join us again next time when I will be discussing the causes and quite frankly, some of these are going to shock you!
If you have any immediate questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your family may have, please call me. I am here to help!
Remember that consultations in our office are always free of charge and family appointments are also available.
There is no better time to start chiropractic care than when you are a child.
It ensures good health right from the onset and saves so much aggravation in the adult years.
Our phone number is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking on the link found on our home page.
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