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Health Tips Tuesday: Thyroid Awareness Month

January is Thyroid Awareness Month and Dr. Osakwe from Baystate Health joined us to provide an overview of what thyroid disease is.
Updated: Jan. 25, 2022 at 2:46 PM EST
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(WGGB/WSHM) -- January is Thyroid Awareness Month and Dr. Osakwe from Baystate Health joined us to provide an overview of what thyroid disease is.

What should people look out for, maybe some warning signs?

“May experience more fatigue than usual, feel colder than usual, find it more difficult to lose weight, or putting on weight. These are some symptoms of an underactive thyroid gland,” Osakwe explained.

Once you get bloodwork, what are some of the treatments people can get to help treat the thyroid disease?

“Treatment has been around for years. Your doctor can prescribe a pill for underactive thyroid. For overactive thyroid, there is a different pill to take or you can get surgery,” Osakwe noted.