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Misdiagnosis of Hypothyroidism is common for women

While most people in Providence often associate medical misdiagnoses with serious illnesses such as cancer, stroke or heart issues, it is important to remember that a misdiagnosis of any kind can affect the way that a person enjoys life around them. A medical misdiagnosis can result in the wrong kinds of medications being prescribed, which could actually cause the person to suffer additional problems such as depression, mood changes and physical ailments. Therefore it is important for people who believe they have been given a wrong diagnosis to keep searching until they find the right one. 

This is especially true for women in their middle age according to one doctor. He says that often doctors fail to diagnose a condition known as Hypothyroidism which is a hormone imbalance that can occur in women. Women are often told that there is nothing wrong with them even though they are experiencing a number of symptoms such as unnatural weight gain, fatigue, depression, hair loss, and low-body temperature.

The doctor claims that often other physicians will put women with this condition on antidepressants which come with a number of side effects and are unnecessary. Once the right diagnosis is found, women are usually able to treat their condition and regain control of their life again.

It is important for physicians to listen to their patients and keep trying to determine what is causing their symptoms rather than settle on something that has nothing to do with it. People who suffer from a delayed misdiagnosis may lose income unnecessarily because of their symptoms and may struggle in relationships with others, causing undue stress and pain. Anyone who has suffered because of a misdiagnosis may want to think about speaking with an attorney.

Source: The Emporia Gazette, “Hypothyroidism: 'Silent epidemic' of misdiagnosis,” April 23, 2013 

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