Why is Thyroid Disease One of the Silent Epidemics of our Time and Why Medication is Not Always Effective?
The shocking fact is that nearly half of all women and a quarter of all men in the US will die with evidence of an inflamed thyroid
. On a global scale, a staggering 200 million people have problems with their thyroid glands. In the US alone, the instance of thyroid disease
is running close to epidemic levels, which is equally as worrying as the fact that 60% remains undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.
“The prevalence of goiter in areas of severe iodine deficiency can be as high as 80% of the population.”
According to the American Thyroid Association (ATA), an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease but the numbers are much higher with those border lined with hypothyroidism, the numbers could reach over 60% of the USA population.
Vanderpump. 2011, 40.