Everyone should have their thyroid function checked annually...just a simple blood test.
Undiagnosed thyroid problems can lead to severe organ damage and eventually demetia.
I was diagnosed 13yrs ago and my Dr. feels that I had the disorder (hypothyroidism-low thyroid) for probably some 7yrs before diagnosis.
Thyroid disorders are more prevalent in women, but men also can have this disorder. I hope everyone here asks their Dr. on their next visit to do a thyroid blood panel.