I am posting theses quotes as they are all applicable to me personally, and would like to share them with everybody
. The Book - "Your Thyroid and how to keep it healthy". I read it in 2 days - it is well written, warm, reader friendly and extremely informative.
Page49 " Thyroid Trauma. This means that the thyroid gland, exposed as it is, may be the subject of damage from the outside. One obvious example here is whiplash injury. Something like 30% of people who suffered whiplash injury have been found to develop hypothyroidism".
Page 50 Surgery. "There are three operations which seem to affect people most especially. Cholecystectomy is one where the gall bladder is removed for gallstones......" Another quite notorious is hysterectomy......it seems that there is some kind of hormonal dialogue between the womb and the thyroid and any intrusion or disturbance of this balance may affect thyroid function". He says the third is tonsillectomy.
Page 51. He says that traumatic or multiple pregnancy, especially having several children over a few years can have an effect on thyroid function. (I had 5 children from age 17 - 26 - I didn't know what was causing it!) Just some more info to throw in the pot!!