Men With Thyroid Disease, Dear Thyroid Wants YOU
Recently, we here at Dear Thyroid have realized a few things, that the gland is mightier than the penis. Thyfellas suffer as cruelly with thyroid disease as women do and experience the same emotional and psychological trauma.
I mean, just imagine for a second all the various forms this illness takes on — cancer, hypo, hyper, autoimmune, a combination of both hypo and hyper, and even as last resort — thyroidectomy. It’s pretty clear that although we can all come together with lots of the same stories and insights (mind fog, weight gain or loss, fatigue), us sharing the exact same experience is next to impossible. And women mostly, men and teens, beautiful, lovely, poignant, sad, and heartfelt letters prove that again and again. , But still, we’re forgetting something.
Because it’s estimated that thyroid disease occurs in women nearly five-to-ten times more often than it does in men, yeah, we tend to overlook the poor guys. , We overlook the fact that thyroid disease doesn’t always mean a bunch of irregular periods, infertility, thinning hair, and other “female-related” problems. , Thyfellas have a unique experience to share too, and we’re interested in hearing their letters, too. , Yes, they may always be outnumbered, but their thyroid issues and their letters to their thyroids bring new light and awareness to this disease: it is not just a “woman’s problem”.
Thyfellas, please, drag your asses out of the thyroid closet PROUDLY and over to Dear Thyroid. Every letter and every word you have to say, is enormously important to us. Your stories should be, heard and shared. You shouldn’t have to go it alone. We will embrace your glands with open arms.
–What’s happening at Dear Thyroid “ Thygraphs a new monthly installation. Of course, the post was slated for 7/1. However, we’re working on “Thyroid Time” which means it’s going live on the 4th of July. Next week, Katie is launching a new weekly column on Dear Thyroid called, Tales From Thyietnam
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