Doctor explains risks of thyroid disease

Dr. Simone Scumpia with Austin Thyroid and Endocrinology joined Erin Cargile on KXAN News Today to discuss the risks and symptoms associated with thyroid disease.
Dr. Simone Scumpia with Austin Thyroid and Endocrinology joined Erin Cargile on KXAN News Today to discuss the risks and symptoms associated with thyroid disease.

Thyroid disease affects anywhere from 10-15% of the population. It also causes thyroid cancer, which is the fastest growing cancer in the United States.

Dr. Simone Scumpia with Austin Thyroid and Endocrinology joined Erin Cargile on KXAN News Today to discuss the risks and symptoms associated with thyroid disease.

Side Effects:

  • Dangerous states of hyperactivity
  • Irregular heart rate and clots
  • Low thyroid can lead to weight gain
  • Memory loss

Hear more from Dr. Scumpia, in the video at the top of this page.

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