Facts on Thryoid Disease from AACE

  • "An estimated 13 million Americans have thyroid disorders, but more than half still remain undiagnosed.
  • Approximately 1 out of every 8 women will develop a thyroid disorder in her lifetime.
  • Women are 5 to 8 times more likely than men to suffer from a thyroid condition.
  • Although thyroid disease can strike at any time, the elderly are more likely to suffer from hypothyroidism. By age 60, as many as 17 percent of women have an underactive thyroid. Signs of thyroid gone wrong"-the red is used to show how they can be confused with signs of depression or bipolar disorder

    Symptoms for Hyperthryoidism-overactive and secretes too much thyroid hormone

    Symptoms for Hypothryoidism-underactive and secretes too little thyroid hormone

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    Children

    New mothers

    Menopausal Women

    Older Adults



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