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My Months-long Journey to Discovering I Had Thyroid Disease

March 6, 2023

“I started to notice really strange symptoms. I got a smartwatch so I could track what my heart rate was. I would be sitting in meetings and it would go off at over 100 beats per minute,” said Arden, who was eventually diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. 

What’s hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism is caused by an overactive thyroid gland. It overproduces hormones, speeding up the body’s metabolism. Symptoms include muscle weakness, rapid heart rate, and unexplained weight loss, to name a few. And 1 in 8 women will develop a thyroid problem in their lifetime.

How can I find out if I have hyperthyroidism?

For Arden, getting a diagnosis was a long road of doctor’s appointments and blood work. Thankfully, LetsGetChecked offers 30+ at-home tests that make it easy to get informed about your health and manage it from anywhere. 

After her journey to get a diagnosis, Arden's passion about healthcare access led her to join the LetsGetChecked team. We love a happy ending.

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