“Of all the sly, subtle problems that can affect physical or mental health, none is more common than thyroid gland disturbance. And none is more readily and inexpensively corrected. Yet none is more often untreated and even unsuspected…
One of the most common symptoms is fatigue. It can vary from relatively mild to severe. It may come on so slowly that a victim, feeling no sudden or precipitous decline in energy level, may come to accept fatigability as–for him–a virtually normal state.
I have seen many children who suffered from repeated colds followed by complications such as tonsillitis, sinusitis, ear and mastoid infections, who needed repeated antibiotic treatment and went right on getting new infections until their hypothyroidism was treated”.
Dr. Broda Barnes, Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness
I just came across this quote from Dr. Broda Barnes and had to share it with you. If you think something is wrong or something is off with you, your partner, your child, or any of your loved ones, tell them to get their thyroid levels checked! Have your TSH, T4 and FT4 levels checked and ask for the normal ranges for each level, so you can see for yourself how close to being out of the normal range the levels may be. If your child isn’t growing normally, ask their doctor to check their thyroid levels. If any results are border line, they should be re-checked periodically. I’m not a doctor, but I have seen so many people in my family struggle with thyroid disease, including myself, my children, my husband, my mother and my cousins. It’s a simple blood test that can give you many answers.
By Blythe Clifford