Is this a day to celebrate? No one wanted to get thyroid disease. It’s one of those things that no one thinks anything about – until they need to.
I can’t ask you to celebrate, but I can ask you to help me help others. I believe that people can recover from thyroid disease. Sadly, too few people ever hear this message. In the rest of the blog, I’ll talk about how this can be a message of hope, and you can help me share it.
Sometimes the best we can do of misfortune is to learn from it so that we can help others.
Enjoy the article, and thanks for your help 🙂
World Thyroid Day is May 25
This year, World Thyroid Day falls on May 25th. As you may know, the thyroid is a small gland in the neck that plays a significant role in the body’s overall health. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the importance of this tiny gland and the impact that thyroid problems can have on their lives. In fact, thyroid disorders, including hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroiditis, and thyroid cancer, go undiagnosed in nearly 50% of cases.
That’s why World Thyroid Day was started – to raise awareness for this issue and help people learn more about thyroid health. This is especially important because the symptoms of thyroid disease are so widely varied. It’s not uncommon for people unfamiliar with thyroid disease to miss signs or misinterpret them, leading to a delay in diagnosis and treatment.
If you want to get involved, there are many ways to do so! Keep reading to find out more.
How You Can Raise Awareness
Thyroid disease affects people worldwide, of all ages and backgrounds, so it’s essential to spread awareness in any way possible. Now that you know it’s coming, you’re probably wondering how you can get involved. Here are a few ideas:
- Share on social media. Share information about the thyroid on social media using the hashtag #WorldThyroidDay. It doesn’t matter how small your following, every post helps! And it may help someone you know and love.
- Write about your own research. Write a blog post or article about thyroid health and share it with your friends and family. Again, you never know who might benefit from the information. And who knows, you may learn something new during your research too!
- Schedule an appointment. Talk to your doctor or healthcare provider about the importance of thyroid health and what you can do to keep your thyroid healthy. If you have a family history of thyroid disease, schedule an appointment for labwork to rule it out or catch it early.
- Go public to raise awareness. Attend or participate in a local event to raise awareness for thyroid disease. A quick internet search will bring up organizations and events in your area.
- Donate to a cause. Make a donation to a thyroid charity or organization. There are a lot to choose from, so do your research before deciding.
No matter how you choose to celebrate, remember that every little bit helps raise awareness for this important cause!
What’s New in Research
In addition to raising awareness, World Thyroid Day is also a great time to learn about the latest developments in thyroid research. Here are a few things that have been making headlines lately:
- A new trial showed that Acute T3 treatment might prevent early cardiac dilatation and promote healing in myocardial infarction patients.
- A recent study showed that COVID vaccination was not associated with adverse outcomes for patients being treated for hypothyroidism.
- Evidence suggests that PET/CT imaging may reduce unnecessary thyroid surgeries in the future.
There are studies and drug trials on thyroid disease going on all the time, on many different areas of interest. If you want to stay up-to-date on all the latest thyroid news, be sure to check out the American Thyroid Association website or follow them on social media.
What Has Evolved
When World Thyroid Day started back in 2008, the thyroid community was much smaller than it is today. Thanks to the hard work of many dedicated individuals, thyroid awareness has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. Here are just a few of the things that have changed since World Thyroid Day began:
- More people are aware of the thyroid and its importance to overall health.
- There is now a greater understanding of the different types of thyroid conditions and how they can impact people’s lives.
- There are more treatments available for thyroid problems than ever before.
- Research into the causes and effects of thyroid disease has increased exponentially.
As you can see, there has been a lot of progress made in the world of thyroid health since World Thyroid Day started. However, there is still much work to be done. So get out there and raise some awareness!
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Dr. Alan Glen Christianson (Dr. C) is a Naturopathic Endocrinologist and the author of The NY Times bestselling Adrenal Reset Diet, The Metabolism Reset Diet and The Thyroid Reset Diet.
Dr. C’s gift for figuring out what really works has helped hundreds of thousands of people reverse thyroid disease, lose weight, diabetes, and regain energy. Learn more about the surprising story that started his quest.