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Everyone Over 35 Needs Thyroid Test, Group Says

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  • New guidelines from a group of thyroid experts recommend that everyone be screened for thyroid disease every five years, beginning at age 35.
  • The symptoms of thyroid disease can be easily missed, but it is important to treat, because it can lead to other health problems.
  • An underactive thyroid can be treated with thyroid hormone; treatment for overactive thyroid is more complex and varies according to the cause of the problem.

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