Hormone Myths vs. Facts

How well do you understand hormones and their affect on your body? Unfortunately, many myths about hormones abound, and with those myths come a slew of“old wives' tales" about how to handle hormone conditions. Understanding the truth behind these myths is a key component in taking control over your health. Here are some of the most common myths surrounding hormones, and a little more about the truth behind those myths.

Myths About Hormones and Age

The thyroid is part of the endocrine system that is often misunderstood. Some mistakenly believe that thyroid disease affects only women. While only 2 out of every 10 cases of thyroid disease occurs in men, the condition can clearly affect both genders. The symptoms are similar as well, so it's important that both men and women understand the truths about thyroid function and thyroid disease.

Getting the Truth About Hormones

Do you believe any of these common hormone myths?

Arming yourself with accurate hormone and endocrine system facts will allow you to be proactive with your health. If you are still not sure what is right and what is wrong when it comes to the endocrine system, talk to a qualified health care provider, preferably an endocrinologist.

This infographic was provided by Hormone Health Network. Hormone Health Network focuses on helping educate people on the topic of hormone health.


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