What is Thyroid Disease?
BRIEF OVERVIEW - Thyroid disease is very common and it can affect any age group. It is more frequently diagnosed in women, but it also affects men. Thyroid disorders can cause many symptoms which may be misdiagnosed as separate conditions or go undiagnosed for many years. Once diagnosed, patients may also not receive optimal thyroid hormone replacement therapy and as a result may continue to suffer unnecessarily.
For further information and basic thyroid health tips read Do You Have a Thyroid Condition? - Signs and Symptoms Checklist
Thyroid Function Tests (TFT) should always be used as a guide along with your symptoms, signs and family history.
The THYROID WA Signs and Symptoms Checklist may help facilitate raising your health concerns to your GP.
Note: Many symptoms and signs listed may occur in other conditions as well and may be unrelated to thyroid disease. However the listed symptoms and signs do commonly occur in people with thyroid disease.
Note: The Signs and Symptoms checklist includes both hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid) and hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid).
Thyroid conditions are treatable and have a good prognosis
THYROID WA offers support and education to empower thyroid sufferers to obtain the best thyroid health outcome. Information on the website is comprehensive and THYROID WA also provides Thyroid Health Awareness Presentations throughout the community where attendees can ask questions in a casual environment. Please Note: THYROID WA is not a medical service.
THYROID WA SUPPORT GROUP INC. is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation which provides Support, Advocacy and Awareness. All materials provided by THYROID WA SUPPORT GROUP INC. are for educational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice. THYROID WA SUPPORT GROUP INC. disclaims any liability whatsoever