Dr. Stengler Low Thyroid Picture
I see a great many patients each year with thyroid problems – so many that I and many other physicians believe that thyroid disorders are epidemic in our country.
Reasons for the upsurge: Environmental toxins, side effects from pharmaceutical medications and stress.
The thyroid gland, a butterfly-shaped organ in the front of the neck, produces several hormones that regulate the metabolism of every cell in the body. Low thyroid activity, known as hypothyroidism, is the most prevalent disorder of the thyroid.
About 10 million Americans are diagnosed with it – but I estimate that 30 million have the condition, including those who don’t know it.
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