I've been on here awhile now and what really strikes me is how poorly the thyroid is understood by what seems the majority of doctors and professionals, it's truly shocking! I appreciate you don't hear all the good stories but even so many doctors seem so ignorant.
There's not a day go by that doesn't have a thread related to a Dr not realising the effect how a poor functioning thyroid has on a patient or the lack of knowledge in how to treat it correctly.
Worse still is the NHS over use of the word NORMAL, I really dislike that open ended word, what's normal for one isn't necessarily normal for another! Why isn't the NHS taking a proactive approach and treating each patient as an individual and not pigeon holing everyone like they do. NORMAL needs replacing with OPTIMAL.
It seems the UK is so far behind in understanding and treating the thyroid thyroid compared to the likes of the States etc.
What can be done to tackle these issue?
In an ideal world everyone would have the opportunity of having a medical every 3 years or so. That way everyone would know what's normal and what's optimal for them and their health. But no, the government would rather waste £50 billion on a stupid idea of a railway line.