Running on Empty - Hypothyroidism
Running on Empty
It is estimated that around 1 in 14 Australians suffer with a thyroid condition. Hypothyroidism is the most common disorder of the thyroid gland, and can occur at any age. Thousands of Australians suffer with unrelenting fatigue, weight gain, muscle weakness, recurrent infections, cold intolerance, hair loss, skin conditions and depression, and never consider a malfunctioning thyroid gland as a possible cause of their ill health. Often underlying thyroid disease is overlooked or misdiagnosed, and sometimes poorly investigated and inadequately treated. The classic signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism may be mistakenly attributed to depression, stress and anxiety, age, another condition or simply be seen as psychosomatic.
“This is highly recommended reading for anyone who has an underactive thyroid condition, thinks they might have or is currently being investigated for thyroid disease. Robyn Koumourou has made an extremely valuable contribution by explaining the thyroid gland and hypothyroidism in easy to understand, matter-of- fact language.”
- Dr. Robert Hanner, MB. B.S., B.Med.Sc, B.Sc (Hons)