Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine for Thyroid Support
Last updated 12/18/2019 at 2:19pm
Thyroid imbalance is one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States, and the prevalence is on the rise. Estimates of adults with thyroid dysfunction range from 4-10%, with women more commonly affected than men (though incidence in men is on the rise as well). Prevalence increases quite a bit with advancing age and menopause as well.
This article looks at the main subset of thyroid disease: hypothyroidism. Beyond people with overt disease, a large portion of the population has “subclinical” hypothyroidism, meaning they display the symptoms without clear diagnosis on lab...