Section 6: Thyroid Disease
Managing thyroid disease is fairly simple in college. You may want to consider having an endocrinologist near by or a general practitioner who feels comfortable managing your thyroid disease. This will make it easy and convenient for check-ups and regular blood testing. Because thyroid disease can affect the way you feel, it is important to notify your doctor as soon as you start to feel symptoms like your thyroid isn't well controlled. If you need lab tests, make sure to call your insurance company before testing if you are unsure which labs will take your insurance. Remember to get lots of sleep and take care of your body, because thyroid disease is an autoimmune disease and it is important to support your immune system.