21 hours ago
It's frightening how many people are underdiagnosed, and misdiagnosed, when it comes to thyroid disease. Our thyroid plays a major role in our health, our metabolism being just one of many issues it can wreak havoc with.
I jokingly made a comment to my doctor, 9 years ago, about being #hypothyroid. Not only did I learn I was hypo, but that I had been hypo for so long, I have #hashimotos #hypothyroidism.
#hashimotosdisease is an #autoimmunedisease. Not only does it leave you miserable and exhausted - in ways you can't imagine, unless you've walked this walk - it increases your odds of #thyroidcancer, #thyroidectomy, your body forever out of whack, and prone to other #autoimmune issues. Such as #perniciousanemia, #hyperthyroidism, #gravesdisease, and so much more.
Are there far more "critical" diseases out there? Certainly. The fact is, Hashimoto's is becoming a critical disease, in terms of numbers - why? Don't misunderstand...it's not a walk in the park, by any means. It's very debilitating. Just because you cannot SEE a chronic illness, doesn't mean it's not there.
Read up on #thyroiddisease, and if you believe you fit any of the criteria, get checked. The sooner, the better. And try to understand that friend who is always exhausted and turns down invitations, and may cancel plans at the last minute...doesn't do so because they don't enjoy your company...it's because they literally can't. They have no energy left. They want to - but simply can't. Next time, maybe surprise them with a few movies, some healthy snacks, and have a bed party. We appreciate those gestures...trust me. ❤