Hypothyroidism And Osteoporosis: Which Affects More Women

Hypothyroidism And Osteoporosis: The Silent Disease Which Affects More Women Than Osteoporosis

In today’s article we’re going to look at hypothyroidism and osteoporosis. Because I think you will be surprised by what I reveal when the two are compared. The cold hard facts show more women aged 45+ suffer from thyroid disease as compared to osteoporosis.

The problem is most women don’t know they have hypothyroidism. It’s often misdiagnosed and therefore goes untreated. This is different to osteoporosis where the symptoms are obvious and the condition can be managed easily.

In this article you and I are going to look at the statistics for hypothyroidism and osteoporosis. So we can clearly see the numbers of how many women are affected by each condition. We will then take a quick look at the symptoms of hypothyroidism. So you know what to look for to determine if you are affected.

At that point: If you think you may be affected by low thyroid function…I have a free PDF for you to download.

The free report explains in depth the 18 most common symptoms indicating hypothyroidism. Plus what your next steps to take if you suffer with a thyroid disorder.


Hypothyroidism And Osteoporosis

Figure 1. Signs And Symptoms Of Hypothyroidism  

 

The four most common symptoms of thyroid disorder are:

  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Brain fog
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness

I suffered with hypothyroidism for several years unaware I was affected by the condition and my quality of life suffered. If you would like, you can read more about how I was affected by clicking here.

The aim of this article is to allow women to discover why they’re not feeling themselves health wise. Then what steps they can take to remedy the situation.

So with your permission please allow me to get started…

Hypothyroidism And Osteoporosis: How Many Women Suffer With Hypothyroidism Compared To Osteoporosis?

When a women suffers with osteoporosis it is often easy to spot and diagnose. As it causes as curvature of the upper back as the density of the bones become less. This is the opposite of hypothyroidism where the condition is often misdiagnosed. Hypothyroidism is known as the “silent disease”. Because most people don’t know they have a problem.

Hypothyroidism and osteoporosis: let’s take a look at the statistics:

  • It is estimated that 10 million people in America suffer with osteoporosis. (1)
  • It’s believed 27 million Americans suffer hypothyroidism and 60% of them don’t even know it! (2)
  • Osteoporosis is 4 times more likely to affect women compared to men. (3)
  • Hypothyroidism is 6 to 8 times more likely to affect women compared to men. (4)
  • The causes of osteoporosis are known and include low levels of oestrogen in women. (5)
  • The causes of hypothyroidism are largely unknown. (6)
  • Osteoporosis is easy to diagnose because the symptoms are obvious to see.
  • Hypothyroidism is often misdiagnosed as the symptoms and severity are diverse different in everyone.

Hypothyroidism And Osteoporosis: What Do The Facts Mean When Comparing Hypothyroidism and Osteoporosis?

As the facts show more people suffer with hypothyroidism than osteoporosis. Plus the incidence of it affecting women rather than men is higher too. Women when they enter their 40’s see an increased risk of being afflicted by a thyroid disorder.

When it comes to hypothyroidism and osteoporosis the numbers are clear. In a nutshell if you’re a women in your 40’s there is a high possibility you suffer with hypothyroidism. And don’t even know it!

Recent research suggests the number of women with hypothyroidism is high. As many as one woman in three over 40 could suffer from a thyroid disorder.

So the question then becomes: “Do I suffer with hypothyroidism?

The Most Common Symptoms Of Hypothyroidism

As promised we are going to look at the most common symptoms women with hyperthyroidism suffer from. This will allow you to see if you maybe affected and not even know it. Remember 60% of people with low thyroid function don’t even know they have a problem!

Unexplained Weight Gain

Are you suffering from unexplained weight gain and finding the weight hard to lose however hard you try? It is estimated 20 million Americans are overweight and don’t need to be. Their problem is their thyroid is stopping them from losing weight.

Anxiety And Depression

Unfortunately thyroid disease and depression go hand-in-hand. If you suffer with depression which is not responding to medication. Then there’s high likelihood you have a thyroid disorder.

Tiredness and Fatigue

Do you wake up most mornings feeling tired? Find it hard to go about your day-to-day life? (Maybe even needing to take a nap) because you feeling fatigued? When you have hyperthyroidism it leads to a rapid pulse. Plus increases your blood pressure and can make you constipated which all make you tired.

Has You Noticed A Change In Your Hair And Skin?

When you suffer with hypothyroidism you skin and hair are likely to be affected. Your hair will become dry, brittle, may break off and even fall out at an alarming rate. As for your skin it may become thick, dry, scaly and coarse. Also you may notice you’re losing hair on the outer edges of your eyebrow too.

There are many more symptoms you may suffer from such as:

  • Greater sensitivity to cold
  • Pins and needles
  • Breathlessness
  • Palpitations
  • Loss of libido
  • Heavy eyelids
  • Joint stiffness
  • ADHD
  • Dizziness
  • Slow movement
  • Balance problems

Why Hypothyroidism Is Often Misdiagnosed

Hypothyroidism affects everyone differently. The symptoms you suffer from and how severely you’re affected could be unlike someone else. That makes diagnosis difficult. And explains why you’ve been told you have something else wrong with you. When in fact it’s your thyroid which is the problem.

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(1)    http://nof.org/

(2)    http://blog.wellnessfx.com/

(3)    http://www.webmd.com/

(4) & (6)    http://www.thyroid.org/

(5)    http://www.nhs.uk/

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