January Is Thyroid Awareness Month: Calling Attention To Thyroid Disease In Seniors
January is “Thyroid Awareness Month,” which calls attention to the various health problems connected to the thyroid. Most of us have heard about thyroid glands, but we may not realize the importance of the gland or that we may have symptoms of this disease. Therefore, this month is dedicated to talking about thyroid disease – the conditions and symptoms, the importance of diagnosis and treatment, as well as the many issues thyroid issues face day-to-day. In addition, health experts hope that publicizing information about thyroid diseases will educate people and encourage them to visit their physician for a simple blood test to determine if they need treatment.
Diagnosing thyroid disease in seniors can be difficult because some of the symptoms are also associated with aging or other medical conditions — however, these can also be signs of thyroid disease, as well.
In our blog, Unicity Healthcare will discuss the importance of “Thyroid Awareness Month” — as well as the function of the thyroid gland and the various thyroid health concerns that can arise, especially for senior adults.
The above information was obtained from the Unicity Healthcare website. Visit their website to see more information pertaining to Thyroid Disease: