The Office of Dr. Brad Shook

Why pregnancy can trigger Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and other autoimmune diseases

*+-Some women find they end their pregnancy with not only a new baby but a new hypothyroid condition as well. That’s because normal immune shifts during pregnancy can trigger an autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, depending on genetics and other predisposing factors
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Still have hypothyroid symptoms despite normal lab results?

*+-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?
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When your blood is drawn could affect TSH level and hypothyroidism diagnosis

*+-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 horm
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Baywatch beauty brings Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism out of the closet

*+-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 a
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Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism can lead to more autoimmune disease

*+-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
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Hypothyroidism during pregnancy more common than thought

*+-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 af
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Heart disease is an inflammation disease

*+-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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Can pregnancy cause hypothyroidism?

*+-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,
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Kardashian, Braxton, Gaga Celebrity Brings Spotlight to Autoimmune Disease Family Ties

*+-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 autoimm
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Good Housekeeping Magazine Owes it to Millions of Thyroid Patients to Get the Story Right

*+-    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 homew
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