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Are thyroid disorders serious?

Aviva J. Romm, MD
Family Medicine
If you don't treat a thyroid disorder properly, you can indeed experience some long-term health issues. In this video, integrative medicine expert Aviva Romm, MD, explains some of the problems you can experience if thyroid disease isn't treated.

Because thyroid function affects your metabolism, heart rate, and other bodily functions, thyroid disorders can be serious. However, most thyroid disorders can be treated successfully with medication. Work with your doctor to determine the right medication and treatment for your thyroid disorder, and you should be feeling back to normal.

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