Welcome to KnowYourThyroid

We are dedicated to offering hope to those who suffer from hypothyroidism by sharing the latest news about thyroid health. We keep you up to date on the latest treatments,  diagnostic testing and symptom control, as well as nutritional information and exercise ideas that benefit those who are dealing with thyroid dysfunction.

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Illnesses That Mimic Thyroid Disease

Illnesses That Mimic Thyroid Disease

Illnesses that mimic thyroid disease are everywhere. If you go to a doctor with symptoms of fatigue, persistently low mood, loss of interest in normal activities, insomnia and lack of appetite, don’t be surprised if you leave the clinic with a diagnosis of depression, a prescription for an anti-depressant, and a referral to a therapist. With…

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Low Iodine Levels Impair Fertility

Low Iodine Levels Impair Fertility

Low iodine levels have a negative impact on womens’ fertility according to a new study. Indeed, the new research showed that iodine deficiency is common among U.S. women. In the study, about 56 percent of the women had sufficient levels of iodine, nearly 22 percent were mildly deficient, about 21 percent were moderately deficient, and 1.7…

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Black Box Drugs Your Doctor Should Question

Black Box Drugs Your Doctor Should Question

Black box drugs are prescription drugs with serious side effects. This warning is the one the FDA considers the most severe. According to prescription drug retailer Walgreen’s, this warning is only used “when there is reasonable evidence of an association of a serious hazard with the drug. Some of the most common drugs have black…

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Thyroid Levels and Fetal Growth Problems

Thyroid Levels and Fetal Growth Problems

Thyroid levels during pregnancy were once again the subject of a research study. The focus of this study is to determine the effect thyroid hormone levels have on the developing  fetus. According to Lauren E. Johns, PhD, MPH “Overt thyroid dysfunction in pregnancy (hyper- and hypothyroidism) haoctos been consistently linked to abnormal fetal growth and…

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Preventive Cannabis: Not Just for Fun Anymore

Preventive Cannabis: Not Just for Fun Anymore

Preventive cannabis may be a entirely different way to look a health care in the U.S.  Most of us have heard that California now has recreational cannabis but what about it’s use in the preventive medicine arena. Until recently, the mainstream medical community would hardly even consider the idea that cannabis could have a role to play…

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New Weight Loss Patch Uses Thyroid Hormone

New Weight Loss Patch Uses Thyroid Hormone

A new weight loss patch is being developed by scientists in Singapore. The skin patch is designed to transform white fat into brown fat using micro-needles loaded with the drug Beta-3 adrenergic receptor agonist, or a drug called thyroid hormone T3 triiodothyronine. It turns energy-storing ‘bad’ white fat into energy-burning brown fat over four weeks, using hundreds…

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No Monthly Cycle: 7 Reasons

No Monthly Cycle: 7 Reasons

Your monthly cycle can be off for a variety of reasons. Some of them are sporadic, occasional problems that are caused by just living our lives, while other reasons are more serious and require doctor visits and medical treatments. The good news is that most of these issues can be resolved. You can read all…

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Fluoridating Water is in the News Again

Fluoridating Water is in the News Again

Fluoridating water is still a huge debate in this country. Activists in Boston are calling for a ban on fluoride in our drinking water. “Medical mandates like this are politics pretending to be science,” said Karen Spencer, a Gloucester activist who is involved with anti-fluoridation campaigns. “No government has the right to put something into…

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Mood Swings and Thyroid Disease

Mood Swings and Thyroid Disease

Moods swings can make your life a living hell and the mood swings that come with thyroid disease are some of the nastiest! How do I know? Because I am one of those people! Yes, I am admitting that I can be a mean, nasty, uncaring person and no one misses out on the terror…

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