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The thyroid gland is one of the most important in our bodies. It controls almost every organ and when not working properly can cause hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Problems with the thyroid gland can lead to heart disease, infertility,kidney disease, liver disease, osteoporosis and other health problems.
There is a strong link between thyroid disease and autoimmune diseases like diabetes, arthritis, lupus, etc. If you or your family members have been diagnosed with any autoimmune disease be sure to talk to your doctor about getting your thyroid checked. One of the most common forms of thyroid disease and of autoimmune disease is Hashimoto’s Disease.
Here’s a link to an assessment tool for your thyroid health. This will give you more information on your risks for thyroid disease and information on the different types of thyroid disease.
If you feel a lump on your neck, have trouble swallowing or breathing, feel hoarse or feel pain in your throat tell your doctor right away. These are some of the symptoms of thyroid cancer.
Get the information that is available to you and speak to your doctor about having your thyroid testing done.