Dr. Jeffrey Garber & Ms. Ronni Hochman on Thyroid Health Awareness

Are you suffering from mood swings, fatigue, having trouble sleeping, can’t focus? Don’t ignore those signs!

I’m chatting with Dr. Jeffrey Garber and his patient, Ms. Ronni Hochman today and we’re discussing your thyroid health. Learn the signs and symptoms of this common health condition, thyroid disease.

What is Thyroid Disease?

Studies estimate that more than 10 percent of the general population suffer from thyroid disease. Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid produces less hormone than the body needs to maintain its normal functions, impacting virtually all organ systems. On the other side of the spectrum is hyperthyroidism, where the thyroid produces more hormone than the body needs. It causes symptoms that are pretty much the opposite of hypothyroid. Rapid weight loss, increased appetite, rapid heart beat, bowel changes, and more.

How is it Treated?

The standard treatment for hypothyroidism is an oral prescription pill that must be taken daily. If you’ve been diagnosed with a thyroid condition, you should work with your doctor to come up with a treatment plan. You can learn more about the treatment here: www.thyroidawareness.com

There are a few different treatment options for hyperthyroidism and those typically depend on the severity of the disease. You’ll need to work with your doctor to determine the best treatment plan for you. You can learn more about the options here: www.thyroidawareness.com

Want to Know More?

Underactive or hypothyroidism is one of the most prevalent and undiagnosed or misdiagnosed conditions in the U.S.

Since January is Thyroid Awareness Month, Dr. Garber is speaking on behalf of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE) to raise awareness about this readily treatable condition. To learn more about thyroid health visit www.thyroidawareness.com

About Dr. Jeffrey Garber

Jeffrey R. Garber, MD, FACP, FACE is Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates’ endocrine division chief and is a member of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital endocrine divisions in Boston.

Until next time, blessings and good health!

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