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A Complete Look at Hypothyroidism includes key information I have gained from my own extensive research and experiences as a hypothyroid patient and from my experience as Editor and Moderator of a thyroid disease website. The information also comes from e-mail and forum correspondence with 1,000s of other hypothyroid patients, since year-2003.
In this audiobook, I address the key subjects involving hypothyroidism including symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatments. I also discuss the causes and types of hypothyroidism, affecting millions of people in the U.S. and worldwide. In March of 2003, at age 40 I experienced the onset of autoimmune thyroid disease but was unaware for several months of what was causing my symptoms. Through blood lab testing, I was found to have hypothyroidism caused by Hashimoto's autoimmune thyroiditis. Due to the slow onset of the disease and my delay in starting treatment for it, I also developed co-morbid (co-occurring) conditions. I have since adjusted better to my treatment and have seen significant improvement in symptoms.
I discovered through my own experience that thyroid disorders, especially hypothyroidism can include many complications. This inspired me to learn more about my disease and about thyroid diseases in general and about the conditions that are co-morbid to them.
Following my searching and researching, I began writing online articles in the year 2005 for websites including BellaOnline Thyroid Health - where I also served as editor and forum moderator and Suite101 General Health, where I received editor's choice awards for health articles.
I have endeavored in this resource, to share the information of most importance to readers or newly diagnosed hypothyroid patients on the subject of hypothyroidism.