January is Thyroid Awareness Month.

Every cell in the body has receptors for thyroid hormone. These hormones are responsible for the most basic aspects of body function, impacting all major systems of the body. Thyroid hormone directly acts on the brain, the G.I. tract, the cardiovascular system, bone metabolism, red blood cell metabolism, gall bladder and liver function, steroid hormone production, glucose metabolism, lipid and cholesterol metabolism, protein metabolism and body temperature regulation.

Think of the thyroid as the central gear in a sophisticated engine. If that gear breaks, the entire engine goes down with it.

Thyroid disfunctions such as Hashimoto’s disease, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer, as well as many other thyroid issues are a daily reality to many of senior clients. Below we have compiled a thyroid awareness kit for agents to use in various forms of media, presentations, and in print. Feel free to utilize any of these items in your education and marketing presentations, source information is provided with each element.

 

Infographics

28 Day Food Plan to Boost your Thyroid  |  http://www.doctoroz.com/files/thyroid-one-sheet1jpg
Sluggish Thyroid Symptoms Checklist  |  http://s.doctoroz.com/Thyroid%20Checklist.jpg
How to Recognize Thyroid Issues  |  https://drkalliprater.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/thyroid-infographic.jpg

 

Educational Stats

• An estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease
• Up to 60 percent of these people are unaware of their condition
• One in eight women will develop a thyroid disorder during her lifetime
• Five times more women than men have thyroid disease
• More than 12% of the population will have thyroid disease
• One in 8 Women will develop thyroid disease

 

Social Media

Feel free to download and use these images on your social media or website pages. [Right click the image, and click Save Image As, select where on your computer you want to save the image, and finally click Save.]

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For pre-made social media posts regarding thyroid awareness and identifying thyroid disfunction, please checkout our SMS Agent Connect page on Facebook.

 

Blog Posts & Website Snippets

How to do a Quick Self-Thyroid Check
The Thyroid gland is a small gland responsible for your metabolism located just below your Adam’s apple and above your collar bone.

How to Perform a Self Thyroid Exam:

Source: Brett Miles, MD, Co-Chief, Division of Head & Neck Cancer Surgery, Mount Sinai Health System)

 

How to Recognize Thyroid Issues
1. Muscle & Joint Pain
2. Weight Changes
3. Menstrual Irregularities
4. Fertility Problems
5. Hair & Skin Changes
6. Fatigue
7. Bowel Problems
8. Depression & Anxiety
9. Cholesterol Issues
10. Neck Discomfort
11. Family History

Source: https://drkalliprater.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/thyroid-infographic.jpg

 

Testimonial

We have obtained permission for agents to use the following client testimonial regarding living with a thyroid disfunction. Feel free to use it in your marketing materials, websites, or social media pages.

“I am 51 years old and have been reasonably active and overall pretty healthy most of my life, but right around the time I turned 40 I was always really tired, and had been gradually gaining weight over the years, no matter how much I worked out or what I ate, and I could never seem to lose weight. Everyone blamed middle age, until I told my doctor, who was an expert on Thyroid. He ran some labs and determined that I had Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, and also told me that I was gluten intolerant and that eating foods with gluten was directly affecting my health. I had never even heard of Hashimoto’s before, or gluten, and honestly didn’t really believe that I had an autoimmune disease. Then I starting doing the research and discovered that gluten intolerance and Hypothyroidism are directly related to each other and that there were so many things I could do to manage my symptoms and improve my quality of life.”

– Jann D. Missouri

 

Additional Websites and Resources

 

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