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Women: thyroid symptoms in what percentage in america?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology

In brief: Common

Too much thyroid hormone can produce bone loss & heart irregularities.
However, most patients who are low in thyroid are underrecognized. The TSH is a poor screening test for thyroid function. The full thyroid panel is needed to assess optimized thyroid function. More than 50% of patients in my practice are low in thyroid hormone levels past age 40.

In brief: Common

Too much thyroid hormone can produce bone loss & heart irregularities.
However, most patients who are low in thyroid are underrecognized. The TSH is a poor screening test for thyroid function. The full thyroid panel is needed to assess optimized thyroid function. More than 50% of patients in my practice are low in thyroid hormone levels past age 40.
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