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Hot or Cold Thyroid may be the Culprit

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56,460 — Estimated new cases of thyroid cancer in the United States this year.

15 million — Estimated number of the 30 million Americans with thyroid disorders who remain undiagnosed.

4.6 — Percentage of U.S. population over the age of 12 with hypothyroidism, the most common thyroid disorder.

1 in 8 — Odds of a woman developing a thyroid disorder in her lifetime.

22.4 — Percentage of women over age 65 using medication to treat thyroid conditions, more than double the percentage in 1994.

35 — Recommended age women should start testing for thyroid problems, and every five years thereafter.

5 — Common symptoms of hypothyroidism: fatigue, weight gain despite not eating more food, sensitivity to cold, joint pain and constipation. These can develop slowly and may indicate other health problems.

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