Do you take thyroid hormone medication but still suffer fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, constipation, depression, cold hands and feet, or other thyroid symptoms? Have you been told there is nothing more that can be done for your thyroid symptoms because your lab tests are normal? Hypothyroidism, or low thyroid function, affects millions of Americans. [...]
If you check your thyroid levels in the afternoon with a blood draw, results may come back normal even though you’re hypothyroid, according to a new study. Checking your TSH in the morning can give you more accurate results. Like other hormones in the body, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) follows a daily rhythm and is not consistent [...]
Talk to a group of women with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, and they’ll likely all share the same frustrating story. Frequently dismissed, misdiagnosed, or ignored by doctors, Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism is finally getting the recognition it deserves thanks to former Baywatch beauty and Playboy cover girl Gena Nolin. Struggling with Hashimoto’s on the Baywatch set Nolin struggled through marathon [...]
Failing to manage your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism condition could lead to future autoimmune diseases. A recent study revealed that roughly one in six patients with Hashimoto’s has another autoimmune disease, most commonly: atrophic gastritis, a condition in which the lining of the stomach is constantly inflamed vitiligo celiac disease antiphospholipids syndrome, which may cause blood clots, [...]
A new study shows hypothyroidism during pregnancy may be more common that previously thought, thanks to new clinical guidelines for evaluating thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). The study revealed hypothyroidism in 15 percent, or one in six, pregnant women, a 10 percent increase after using a narrower TSH range.
You could eat a “heart-healthy” diet, exercise regularly, and maintain a healthy weight and still be at risk for heart disease. Why? Because the root cause of heart disease is inflammation, and managing inflammation goes beyond standard prevention advice.
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Question Why did pregnancy trigger my hypothyroidism? Answer Natural immune shifts during pregnancy, together with a genetic tendency and other predisposing factors, can trigger hypothyroidism in some women. Hypothyroidism is an immune disease for most For 90 percent of Americans, hypothyroidism is caused by Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks and [...]
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Autoimmune disease are the next health epidemic. I have blogged on this topic several times in the past because I am autoimmune (psoriasis) and I have successfully treated autoimmune conditions with functional medicine. Using functional medicine, you can virtually make an autoimmune condition inactive to the point you have no symptoms. This is not a mystery folks, [...]
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Good Housekeeping Magazine Owes it to Millions of Thyroid Patients to Get the Story Right. Understanding thyroid conditions isn’t clear cut, even among endocrinologists. Good Housekeeping Magazine just happened to make a mistake by not doing a little more homework before publishing their recent article on thyroid conditions. Just as the writer of [...]
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Question: I am on thyroid hormones. Why do I still have fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, and constipation? Answer: For 90 percent of Americans hypothyroidism is an immune disease, not a thyroid disease. Thyroid hormone medication doesn’t address the immune imbalances. Hypothyroid symptoms Hypothyroidism, or low thyroid function, affects millions of Americans, causing weight gain, [...]
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