Currently 5-10% of the population is diagnosed with hypothyroidism, however some experts estimate that between 25-40% of the adult population has suboptimal thyroid function.
Thyroid hormones regulate the activity of mitochondria, the energy powerhouses, in every single cell in the body, therefore they have an effect on virtually all of our bodily functions. So when we have a deficiency of thyroid hormones, symptoms can be wide-ranging and non-specific having a detrimental effect on overall health and often being mistakenly diagnosed for something else.
Sub-optimal thyroid function could therefore be a factor in many more conditions than is currently realised, and should be considered particularly in patients who do not respond well to interventions for other conditions.
Symptoms of low thyroid function include but are not limited to: Read more »