Mild hypothyroidism affects about up to 10 per cent of the population, but is frequently misdiagnosed because the symptoms are similar to that of ME, chronic fatigue, depression and menopausal symptoms. Symptoms can include: exhaustion, weight gain, mental fogginess, low sex drive, thinning hair, dry skin, poor circulation and aching joints. This is a guide to discovering whether an underactive thyroid is at the root of healt problems format. The book includes: what the thyroid is and how it functions; what happens when it is underactive; what tests you should ask your doctor for; and simple self-diagnosis - temperature testing.
Martin Budd ND. DO. is a registered Naturopath, Osteopath and Acupuncturist. He is the author of Diets to Help Diabetes. He has recently completed naturopathic sections of over 75 health conditions for an 8 volume series entitled Medica (Duncan Baird).