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Men Versus Women With Thyroid Problems

QUESTION
What is the percentage of men versus women with thyroid deficiencies?

DRS. RICHARD AND KARILEE SHAMES ANSWER
According to studies, which present varying statistics, out of every 10 thyroid sufferers, approximately 7 to 8 are female. It appears that this difference is related to the fact that thyroid conditions are autoimmune in nature for the most p art , and that women tend to have more autoimmune illness. The reason might be related to the more complex reproductive system, and continuous hormonal and inflammatory changes during monthly cycling. (August, 2002)

As it appears on Mary Shomon's Website Thyroid-Info under "Ask the Experts"
http://www.thyroid-info.com/articles/shames-gender.htm
 
 


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