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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Is Unexplained Weight Loss A Problem

Is Unexplained Weight Loss A Problem

Unexplained weight loss can be a happy thing, unless you find out the reason is a health problem. Most of us have a few pounds we could lose, but of if you are looking at weight loss of more than 5% this could be pointing to a health problem. Now, no offense, but if I…

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Does Autoimmune Disease Cause Hypothyroidism

Does Autoimmune Disease Cause Hypothyroidism

Autoimmune disease is a diagnosis that many are hearing these days. This diagnosis can be for many different areas of the body but for many women it is their thyroid that is attacked. These attacks can either cause your thyroid to release too much thyroid hormone or cause your thyroid to shrink and become non-functioning.…

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Dr. Weil’s Thyroid Health Advice

Dr. Weil's Thyroid Health Advice

Dr. Weil’s thyroid health advice is some of the most sought after in the alternative medicine world. The doctor offers advice for thyroid health with tips on medicine, diet and alternative approaches. His recommendation for thyroid hormone replacement medicine is a combination called Thyroloar, which is a mix of T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine) hormones similar…

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Healing Foods For Your Thyroid

Healing Foods For Your Thyroid

Healing foods for your thyroid are in abundance right now, you may just not know it! One of the best foods for thyroid health is apples, which is one of my favorite fruits, and they are plentiful right now! We know that nutrition is one of the best ways to improve your thyroid health, and…

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Stress and Weight Loss

Stress and Weight Loss

Stress and weight loss are two topics always in the news. Why is it we struggle so much with these two issues? We stress over gaining weight, we stress over losing weight, so where does it end? Then, add in the stress of a certain party, or a class reunion or maybe a wedding and…

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Thyroid Medications: Does One Really Fit All

Thyroid Medications

Thyroid medications are a one size fits all according to most doctors. But is that really true? From my experience, it is! The majority of conventional  doctors I have seen for my thyroid disease all tell me there is only one thyroid medicine they will prescribe and that is Synthroid or the generic version Levothyroxine.…

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Medication Risks When Treating Thyroid Disease

Medication Risks When Treating Thyroid Disease

Medication risks are part of a normal, modern, treatment plan laid out by your doctor. Nothing could be more true than when treating autoimmune thyroid disease. Now, it doesn’t matter if you are treating either Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or Graves’ disease, the decision of whether or not to take certain thyroid medications is certainly a personal one.…

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A Flat Belly: Is That Even Possible?

A Flat Belly: Is That Even Possible?

A flat belly is the goal everyone wants to achieve. Face it, it is the one thing most people want in life to look their best. But not having a flat belly can be caused by more than just weight gain. In the following article by Emily DiNuzzo on Reader’s digest, she shares the reasons…

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Itchy Skin Can Drive You Crazy

Itchy Skin Can Drive You Crazy

Itchy skin can drive you crazy, but did you know that there are many reasons you may be suffering with that annoying itch that can be solved? While it’s possible that body itchiness—the medical term for it is pruritus—with no rash may be related to something super minor, like dry air in the winter or skipping…

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TSH: Can Your Levels Be Too High

TSH: Can Your Levels Be Too High

TSH is considered the Gold Standard when it comes to thyroid testing. The main purpose of TSH is to stimulate the thyroid gland into producing the hormones T3 and T4. The thyroid is important because the T3 and T4 hormones it makes play a significant role in the function of almost every part of the…

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