Peri-Menopause Can Upset Your Thyroid

Peri-Menopause Can Upset Your Thyroid

Peri-menopause is a common time to be diagnosed with a thyroid condition. It is, in short, the opposite of puberty. In puberty, your ovaries are waking up to start your reproductive years. In peri-menopause, the brain-ovary relationship is starting to shut down. Even though both estrogen and progesterone are declining in peri-menopause, progesterone declines more dramatically…

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Is Heartburn the New Normal

Is Heartburn the New Normal

Is heartburn the new normal for our lives? So-called acid indigestion is a serious malady experienced by millions of people. The major symptom is “heartburn” and/or acid indigestion. Other symptoms may be heart palpitations, short-windedness, flatulence, and belching or acid reflux. When the body is low on hydrochloric acid, we have symptoms of “heartburn” or “acid…

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How Vitamin D Effects Hypothyroidism

How Vitamin D Effects Hypothyroidism

The following two articles were written live from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 2017 Annual Meeting in Austin, TX. MPR will be reporting news on the latest findings from leading experts in endocrinology. The first article covers how a vitamin D deficiency combined with autoimmune subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) can create higher TSH levels with…

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Thyroid Cancer Screening Update

Thyroid Cancer Screening Update

Thyroid cancer screening guidelines have been updated. The US Preventive Services Task Force announced that it recommends against screening for thyroid cancer in asymptomatic adults. So, what does that mean for those who may have thyroid cancer? The recommendation applies only to asymptomatic adults, which means if you have no symptoms, there will be no screening. The…

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How Nutrition Can Ease Thyroid Disease

How Nutrition Can Ease Thyroid Disease

Nutrition is one of the best ways to ease the symptoms of thyroid disease. The hormones it secretes are responsible for most vital functions of the body.  Many who suffer from a thyroid disorder seek out a conventional doctor for treatment but what many don’t realize is that naturopathic medicine can play an important supportive role…

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Is Infertility Linked to Thyroid Disease

Is Infertility Linked to Thyroid Disease

Is infertility linked to thyroid disease?  One of the more common instigators of infertility is a thyroid condition. Unfortunately, many are unaware that the source of their fertility issues may be linked to an undiagnosed thyroid condition. Even minor fluctuations in thyroid function can influence one’s fertility. Regardless of whether one’s thyroid is underperforming or overproducing the…

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Detecting and Treating Hypothyroidism

Detecting and Treating Hypothyroidism

Detecting and treating hypothyroidism can be a challenge. Most doctors rely on a single blood test to determine if your thyroid is functioning properly, the problem is that test is completely unreliable. Once you have the results from this unreliable test, you will be prescribed a medication that for most who take it, it does very…

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How Stress Damages Your Thyroid and Adrenals

How Stress Damages Your Thyroid and Adrenals

Stress is a normal part of life, we all have lists of errands to run, work, some are still raising kids, some are caring for elderly parents, some are doing both and in a world where it seems, there is always something to do, stress starts to take its toll.  Many times it shows up…

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Teens Are At High Risk from Chemical Toxins

Teens Are At High Risk from Chemical Toxins

Teens are at high risk from chemical toxins, according to Jenica McMullen, New York University School of Medicine, New York, and colleagues in their report published online April 20 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Perchlorate, thiocyanate, and nitrate all inhibit the function of sodium-iodide symporter (NIS) in thyroid follicular cells at levels…

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What Your Period Is Trying to Tell You

What Your Period Is Trying to Tell You

What your period is trying to tell you? Did you know your period can tell you about your health? Some women have light, 3 day periods; however, some have painful, heavy periods lasting a week or more that force them to miss work and family time due to the severity of their periods. In this…

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