Dr. Ladenson shares if there is anything a woman can do to prevent autoimmune thyroid disease.
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Is There Anything A Woman Can Do To Prevent A Thyroid Condition? Paul Landeson: Aside from picking a new set of parents, there isn’t very much that a person can do in terms of their lifestyle to prevent autoimmune thyroid disease. Eating differently, exercising more or less, getting enough rest or staying calm, none of those things have really been shown to prevent the onset of a thyroid condition or for that matter, to curing the thyroid condition that has occurred. A woman who does have a genetic predisposition ought to recognize what the symptoms of thyroid overactivity and underactivity are so that she can promptly seek medical advice to be diagnosed and treated or perhaps, with normal blood tests, reassured she doesn’t have a thyroid condition at all.