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LISTEN AGAIN: The Thyroid Disorder Jigsaw Puzzle: Management and Self-Advocacy | Rachel Hill

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LISTEN AGAIN: The Thyroid Disorder Jigsaw Puzzle: Management and Self-Advocacy | Rachel Hill

If you’ve been diagnosed with a thyroid disorder, you’re not alone. Listen to Rachel Hill, award-winning thyroid patient advocate, talk about managing thyroid conditions.
January 3, 2023

LISTEN AGAIN: The Thyroid Disorder Jigsaw Puzzle: Management and Self-Advocacy | Rachel Hill

Nearly 60% of people with a thyroid disorder go undiagnosed for years. Thyroid disease can be a complex jigsaw puzzle, but fortunately, today there is more support than ever.

In this episode of Fempower Health, world-known thyroid patient advocate Rachel Hill shares her journey of overcoming thyroid disease. She explains several symptoms of thyroid disorder in females, common treatments, and what the “thyroid jigsaw puzzle” means. She also discusses examples of self-advocacy, navigating the emotional aspects of hypothyroidism, and lifestyle tips to effectively manage symptoms of thyroid disorder. 

Enjoy this insightful episode and learn more from Rachel Hill’s books: You, Me, & Hypothyroidism as well as Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate.

Discussed in this episode:

  • Rachel Hill’s story about how and why she became an author and thyroid disease advocate
  • Examples of how you can fit the pieces of your “thyroid jigsaw puzzle” together
  • Important details about thyroid labs and how to advocate for the right ones
  • Resources for interpreting thyroid labs properly
  • The “spoon theory” and how it can help transform how you speak with others about your thyroid condition
  • Understanding your thyroid, emotions, and the common feeling of isolation
  • Realistic tips to help you live your life to the fullest 

“For a while, I was just barely surviving; not thriving. I realized there must be answers out there somewhere. There are hundreds of thousands of people in the world with thyroid conditions— there must be people I can talk to and learn from.” – Rachel Hill

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