The thyroid gland is often referred to as the body’s engine. As health care professionals have designated January Thyroid Awareness Month, Richard Sherman wants to spread awareness of a disease that affects 30 million Americans.
Sherman had this to say. “The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the base of the neck just below the Adam’s apple. Although small in size, the gland plays a large role by producing thyroid hormone which influences the function of many of the body’s most important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys and skin. If thyroid issues run in your family, let your doctor know and test your thyroid levels beginning at age 20, with follow-up blood tests as often as yearly.”
Sherman closed by saying “If you experience additional symptoms at any time while taking medication, schedule an appointment for a new thyroid level test.”
* (I’d like to spread awareness of something equally as devastating. It’s called writer’s block and it affects millions of people daily)