By Drs Richard and Karilee Shames
Currently, our country is in the grip of an epidemic of low thyroid conditions.
These are due, in large part, to the growing pollution of the air, food, and water, resulting in an autoimmune response against our delicate endocrine glands.
The organ most severely affected appears to be the thyroid. Doctors at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York estimate that 20 million people are currently being treated for a thyroid problem and the University of Colorado Health Sciences study confirms that another 13 million people would be diagnosed with low thyroid if they only had minimal standard testing performed. A much greater number of people would be diagnosed with the condition if more sophisticated testing were performed.
This constitutes an enormous segment of the population of the United States, and is likely to be at least partially responsible for several other more publicized epidemics we are facing:
the diabetes epidemic, especially in children; the high cholesterol epidemic in middle-aged men; the epidemic of severe menopause in midlife women; pandemic depression in all ages of our society; and most certainly the proliferation of obesity in Americans.
Most people are not aware that their individual problems of fatigue, depression, and overweight might be due to an undiagnosed borderline low thyroid situation. Furthermore, nagging persistent related problems can include sinusitis, constipation, eczema, insomnia, dry skin, hair thinning, brittle nails, intolerance to heat or cold, and a host of female difficulties such as infertility, recurrent miscarriage, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, and even bad PMS.
The solution to these problems can be easier than one might suspect, even when a wide variety of conventional and alternative interventions may have so far proven less than fully effective. One needs to first receive an accurate diagnosis, then engage in a specific and personalized thyroid-boosting program. This can be done with conventional medicine, alternative medicine, or a combination of the two. In his thirty years of practice, Dr Richard Shames says "I've seen thousands of patients derive tremendous benefit on every level from properly treating what was erroneously thought by their other doctors to be a normal thyroid situation."
Many of those who have had conventional blood tests, only to be told their symptoms are imaginary, may find a more accurate verdict with a home blood spot and saliva test. The Canary Club offers these home hormone tests, The information from these tests often confirms the patients own awareness that there is indeed something wrong. This in turn can lead to effective treatment -- and ultimately a return to wellness.
If you are not feeling well, just not up to par, have unwanted pounds, feel depressed for no apparent reason, are having unexpected and seemingly unwarranted male or female issues – don't wait and don't settle for an unsatisfactory diagnosis – get properly tested – then treated. It is easy, inexpensive and can make the world of difference to your life now!
Drs. Shames can be reached at: www.ThyroidPower.com