Men Versus Women With Thyroid Problems
What is the percentage of men versus women with thyroid deficiencies?
DRS. RICHARD AND KARILEE SHAMES ANSWER
As it appears on Mary
Shomon's Website Thyroid-Info under "Ask the Experts"
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)