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Why do so many Americans have hypothyroidism? My question is, why aren’t more of us asking?

Hypothyroidism is one of the most prevalent diseases in America. It is estimated that between 5-25% of the population has a diagnosis of hypothyroidism, and the level of undiagnosed individuals is likely significantly higher. Levothyroxine, the synthetic thyroid medication used to treat hypothyroidism, is currently the #2 most commonly prescribed drug in the US (1).
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