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This month is January Thyroid Disease Awareness Month. It’s difficult to believe one year has gone around already. We became aware of this awareness month for the first time last year and did not hesitate to do a topic on it……
Please see January Thyroid Disease Awareness Month 2022:
- Illustrative Examples: January Thyroid Disease Awareness Month 2022
- January Thyroid Disease Awareness Month 2022
- YouTube Videos: January Thyroid Disease Awareness Month 2022
- Our Final Thoughts/Our YouTube Video
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This month is January Thyroid Disease Awareness Month. It’s difficult to believe one year has gone around already. We became aware of this awareness month for the first time last year and did not hesitate to do a topic on it (JanuaryThyroid Disease Awareness Month 2021).
I (Tara) have been living with this condition for most of my life. At the age of 16, I was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease. It surely wasn’t the greatest thing to hear at that age.
Before being diagnosed, my mum had been telling me I should go to the doctor as I’d had a drastic loss of weight. The thing that made me realise it was time to go was getting the most excruciating sore throat, I’d never experienced anything like it, it felt like sharp knives were stabbing at my throat, it was this that pushed me to go to the doctor.
Over the years, I have had two surgeries for this condition. I am now underactive and on medication for life. I am also on calcium tablets for life as my parathyroid gland was bruised in my first operation and damaged in the second operation.
I am more stable now, with annual blood checks to monitor how things go, however it has been a journey of ups and downs, blood tests, hospital appointments, uncertainty, getting the right balance of my medication. When this didn’t happen, my weight could increase or decrease in less than a week.
I have been living for this for so long now that I have become accustomed to it (although I am still terrible at remembering to take my medication daily sometimes). Mostly I am grateful that I am now stable I had my first operation at the age of 21 and my second at the age of 26. The second operation was a shock and completely unexpected. This is because it was made to be my understanding the first operation meant that I would not require surgery again, and it would resolve the issue I was having with my thyroid.
Over the 5 years before being told it had returned, I was certain my body was showing me the symptoms I previously had, but because of what I was told, I got on with life as though these things were not happening.
However, when it was confirmed, it had returned that is the day things changed for me, and that is the day I took control over my health and my body. It confirmed to me my body had been talking to me and showing me the signs, from that day forward I have always listened to my body and speak up and seek medical care when I am certain something is wrong.
Last year our Mum was diagnosed with Underactive Thyroid. Our Dad also had Thyroid problems…. It is something that some family members have also been diagnosed with.
The Thyroid gland is an important organ in the body, and for all of these reasons, we wanted to do a topic on this again.
Please see January Thyroid Disease Awareness Month 2022:
2. Illustrative Examples: January Thyroid Disease Awareness Month 2022
3. January Thyroid Disease Awareness Month 2022
“The thyroid is a small gland responsible for producing hormones that play a crucial role in many of the body’s systems — from cells and tissues”, …
“Includes endocrine system overview, symptoms of thyroid conditions, and getting a diagnosis”.
“The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the base of the neck just below the Adam’s apple. Although relatively small, the thyroid gland plays a huge role in our body, influencing the function of many of the body’s most important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys and skin. Ensuring that the thyroid gland is healthy and functioning properly is vitally important to the body’s overall well-being”.
“That’s what makes Thyroid Awareness Month, which falls in January each year, so important. If both people and doctors think of thyroid problems more often”, …
“Therefore, this month is dedicated to talking about thyroid disease – the conditions and symptoms, importance of diagnosis and treatment, as well as the many”…
“January is National Thyroid Awareness Month. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck”.
How to Observe Thyroid Awareness Month
- “Take the thyroid neck check. Have a hand-held mirror and a glass of water handy”. …
- “Encourage friends and family to get tested”. …
- “Make a donation”.
Which nutrients are harmful?
- “Soy foods: tofu, tempeh, edamame, etc”.
- “Certain vegetables: cabbage, broccoli, kale, cauliflower, spinach, etc”.
- “Fruits and starchy plants: sweet potatoes, cassava, peaches, strawberries, etc”.
- Nuts and seeds: millet, pine nuts, peanuts, etc.
“World Thyroid Day (WTD), May 25th, is dedicated to thyroid patients and to all who are committed to the study and treatment of thyroid diseases worldwide”. (25 May 2021).
“The blue paisley ribbon icon is the universal symbol of thyroid disease awareness and advocacy”. (2 Jan 2018).
4. YouTube Videos: Thyroid Awareness Month 2022
4.1 Thyroid Disease HealthSketch
4.2 January is Thyroid Awareness Month – Learn How to Care
“Thyroid nodules and enlarged thyroid glands are common problems, and they can harbor cancers within”…
5. Our Final Thoughts/Our YouTube Video
We hope this topic will be of some use to those who read it. We would also like to wish you a Happy New Year.