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Q1

Do you have trouble sleeping, or do you feel fatigue during the day?

Q2

Do you have trouble maintaining your weight?

Q3

Do you frequently feel depressed, anxious or irritable?

Q4

Do you experience pain or weakness in your joints or muscles?

Q5

Have you ever been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes or an autoimmune disease?

Q6

Is there a history of thyroid disorders in your family?

Q7

Have you experienced any of these symptoms for an extended period?

Q8

Have you been experiencing unusual constipation or loose stools?

Q9

Are you troubled by excessive sweating, dry skin or hair loss?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions or if you suspect you may have thyroid disease, talk with a doctor. It’s time to take control of these symptoms!

An endocrinologist is a specially trained doctor that is qualified to diagnose and treat hormone-related diseases and conditions, including all those related to the thyroid gland.

Ten Questions to Ask About Your Thyroid Health

Ten Questions To Ask About Your Thyroid Health

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What to ask your Physician:

  1. Where is the thyroid located, and what does it do?
  2. What are the differences between hypothyroid and hyperthyroid patients and what are the symptoms of each?
  3. What is Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), how is it measured, and what should my target number be?
  4. What else besides TSH levels are important for making sure my thyroid condition is under control?
  5. Why are more people than ever being diagnosed with thyroid cancer and should I be checked for it?

What to ask your Pharmacist:

  1. What is the difference between a generic thyroid hormone pill and a brand name thyroid hormone pill?
  2. Will you notify me in advance if you switch my thyroid medicine from the brand name I normally use to a generic?
  3. What time of day is best to take my thyroid hormone pill?
  4. May I take my thyroid medication with food, other medications, vitamins or supplements?
  5. Can any of my other medications affect my thyroid?