Board certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine, Dr. Mark Starr discussed how an epidemic of untreated thyroid disease could be a factor in many health problems; and how the mainstream medical establishment doesn't offer effective diagnosis and treatments. The thyroid, an endocrine gland located at the throat, produces a variety of hormones, but as many as 40% of the population may have Hypothyroidism 2- a condition in which the cells are unable to utilize the hormones, he said. Symptoms include fatigue, weakness, cold intolerance, muscle pain, depression, obesity, muscle cramps, headaches, constipation, and heart disease.
This condition could be caused by fluoride exposure, mercury from dental fillings, pesticides, and other toxins, he suggested. Hypothyroidism 2 is typically not revealed in lab tests, but can possibly be self-diagnosed through taking the underarm basal body temperature (directions), with temperatures under 97 degrees suggestive of low thyroid function.