Despite well-documented evidence that hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can play a powerful role in overall health, many people don’t know they’re suffering from a problem. Even when they do – noting things such as low energy, weight gain and trouble regulating mood – they still aren’t sure what to do about it.
The numbers are not insignificant, either. According to the American Thyroid Association
, “More than 12 percent of the U.S. population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime,” and “An estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease
.” Even more shockingly, up to 60 percent don’t know they even have a problem.
This makes two things clear: You need to get your thyroid checked out if you suspect you have an issue. If your healthcare professional agrees, you may want to start taking a thyroid supplement. Here are eight great reasons not to wait on taking a supplement for thyroid health.