Taylor, a 10-year veteran volunteer for 9Health Fair, was incredibly surprised last spring when she received her Blood Chemistry screening results. She was not experiencing acute symptoms and had recently undergone routine testing with her primary care physician. Thankfully, the 9Health Fair Blood Chemistry screening – featuring 28 levels – is more comprehensive than typical screenings. As a result, Taylor’s thyroid result came back flagged as high. After taking the results to her doctor, Taylor was diagnosed with hypothyroidism; a condition where the thyroid is not making enough thyroid hormone.
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Looking back, Taylor realized her symptoms had been a slow downward slide. She didn’t realize how little energy she had and how tired she really was. She worked with her doctor and began medication to help her thyroid function better. Now Taylor reports a 50% increase in energy compared to this time last year and she believes she has found just the right dose of medication for hormone maintenance.
Now that it is almost spring fair season again, Taylor is gearing up for another year of making a difference in the lives of others by volunteering at her local 9Health Fair. However, this year her perspective is different. She knows firsthand just how important it is to take care of her health. The body does not always let you know right away when something is wrong. Even if someone is young and feels healthy, Taylor wants others to know the Blood Chemistry screening is worth it to know for sure.
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