Thyroid UK’s Thyroid Awareness Week 2016

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It’s Thyroid UK’s Thyroid Awareness Week from the 15th-21st October.

To raise awareness, they are suggesting a ‘Wear Purple Day/Purple Mufty Day’ on the last day of the awareness week, where we wear something purple and donate £1 to Thyroid UK, to support the great work they do raising awareness, conducting surveys and research, campaigning for better testing, diagnosis and treatment of thyroid patients, and of course supporting patients with getting the treatment they need.

If you wanted a real challenge, you could even wear purple all week to raise awareness and money!

Get friends, family and work colleagues to take part and raise some awareness. You can get extra posters and info from Thyroid UK.

You can donate to Thyroid UK through their website, via PayPal or by paying it directly in to their account, or by sending them a cheque.

Please share photos of your Purple Day/s for Thyroid Awareness Week on social media, to spread the word about thyroid disease, using the hashtags #PurpleMuftyDay #ThyroidAwarenessWeek

You never know who might need a charity like Thyroid UK one day, especially considering that the amount of people with thyroid problems is forever increasing, so please take part in raising some awareness.

Although thyroid disease isn’t well-known about generally:

..And of those diagnosed, a lot are not adequately treated!

This is why we need to keep on sharing information about the condition and encourage anyone with symptoms of hypothyroidism to get checked out, as well as raise awareness of what thyroid patients themselves experience.

For those of us already diagnosed, we can gain awareness about how to check our thyroid glands regularly for any abnormalities, what vitamins may help us and what tests we need to ensure our doctors are doing on us. We should also be aware of what results we are looking for; a TSH below two is preferable, with a Free T3 in the top quarter of the range and a Free T4 mid-range or a bit higher.

We should also share any resources we’ve found helpful.

You can click on the hyperlinks in the above post to learn more and see references to information given.

If you found this article helpful please take a moment to share this post on social media so we can help other Thyroid Warriors get better and spread awareness.

Written by Rachel, The Invisible Hypothyroidism

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Rachel Hill, Thyroid Patient Expert and Advocate, blogger and author, has Six 2018 WEGO Health Award Nominations. She is a highly ranked writer appearing in the Top Hypothyroidism Websites and Top Thyroid Websites 2018, with relevant qualifications and certificates in Diet and Nutrition, whilst also currently studying  Life Coaching, Motivational Speaking, Reflexology and more. She has worked with The National Academy of Hypothyroidism, The BBC, The Mighty, Dr. Hedberg, Thyroid UK and ThyroidChange, to name just a few. She is well recognised as a trusted and useful contributor to the thyroid community.

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