You don’t have to slow down or limit yourself to a mundane lifestyle just because you are growing older. Even with the additional grey hair and wrinkles, you could still have a fulfilling life.
As you age, your body undergoes many changes. So, it’s important to pay attention to how you are feeling. Unfortunately, having an undetected thyroid disorder could be derailing your efforts to age healthily.
Hypothyroidism often afflicts ageing women and is difficult to diagnose due to the non-specific symptoms.1,2 If you have not been feeling well for weeks or months, just head to any clinic or hospital for a simple blood test.
If necessary, you will be given levothyroxine, a synthetic form of thyroid hormones to help manage the condition and relieve the symptoms.3 Treatment is also affordable.
Don’t suffer unknowingly. Health is wealth and with proper care, you could spend your golden years in relatively good health.
- Bensenor IM, Olmos RD, Lotufo PA. Hypothyroidism in the elderly: diagnosis and management. Clinical Interventions in Aging 2012:7 97–111.
- Hypothyroidism: Practice Essentials, Background and Pathophysiology [Internet]. 2016 Jul 12 [cited 2016 Sep 4]. Available from: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/122393-overview
- University of Maryland Medical Centre. Hypothyroidism [Internet]. 2016 [cited 2016 Sep 14]. Available from: http://umm.edu/health/medical/reports/articles/hypothyroidism