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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New Thyroid Study Calls for Health Minister To Step Down

New Thyroid Study Calls for Health Minister To Step Down

A new thyroid study done in France has led to people calling for the health minister to step down. The new formula of Levothyrox, the primary treatment for people suffering from under-active thyroid problems and cancers, was released in February 2017 by manufacturing laboratory Merck. Soon after, reports began to emerge that the new drug was not working, with…

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Children and Drugs: Five Common Food Interactions

Children and Drugs: Five Common Food Interactions

Children and drugs are a rising concern. As the number of chronic diseases our children face rises, so does the number of medications our children take to manage those diseases. Along with those increases in the medications they take comes the danger of adverse interactions with certain foods. In this article by Blerina Mukallari, she…

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Hot Flashes: 8 Causes For Concern

Hot Flashes: 8 Causes For Concern

Hot flashes are extremely uncomfortable; add in the fact that it now summer and that uncomfortable factor increases ten-fold. Now, the first thing that comes to mind is menopause. However, that is not the only condition that can lead to those nasty spikes in body temperature. If you are one of those who suffer with…

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The Rising Suicide Trend Among Women

The Rising Suicide Trend Among Women

The rising suicide trend among women is spot-lighting the serious increase in the number of women who suffer from mental illness. Kate Spade’s death highlights a worrisome trend in the United States: Women are dying by suicide at an increased rate. From 1999 to 2016, there was almost a 128 percent increase in death by suicide in women…

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Heart Disease Risk For Men Increased After Thyroid Cancer

Heart Disease Risk For Men Increased After Thyroid Cancer

Heart disease risk for men increases after thyroid cancer diagnosis according to a new study. “Thyroid cancer survivors are at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease,” Mia Hashibe, PhD, of the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, said in a press release. “Our study found that male thyroid cancer survivors have an almost 50% higher risk of developing…

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Planning For A Baby

Planning For A Baby

Planning for a baby is exciting. However, when you are planning to conceive, you need to prioritize your health to ensure you have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. In this article by Dr. Deborah Hayden, she explains the need for a pre-pregnancy check-up. Mainly, this is to get any medical conditions under control.…

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China Changes Iodized Salt Policy

China Changes Iodized Salt Policy

China has changed it’s iodized salt policy and set different standards for different regions, The Beijing News reported. Iodine is essential to humans, who generally consume it through food and water. The thyroid gland, located in the neck, takes iodine and converts it into thyroid hormones. Consuming either too much or too little iodine can cause severe metabolic…

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Have a Great Memorial Day!

Have a Great Memorial Day

I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day! Enjoy your friends and family this weekend! Please take the time to thank a veteran for their service! It is due to their sacrifice that we have the freedoms we do! Have a Great Memorial Weekend! Corri    

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Healing Hormone Imbalances

Healing Hormone Imbalance

Healing hormone imbalances can be a challenge as we all know, but here is a story from a person who has struggled with poor health for most of her life. She has suffered with poor gut health and a weak immune system. She was born in Poland , she had eczema and chronic ear infections…

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Do You Have Hashimoto’s or Hypothyroidism?

Do You Have Hashimoto's or Hypothyroidism?

Have you been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s or hypothyroidism? How do you know? Did you even know there is a difference? I know I didn’t! To add to the confusion, many healthcare professionals who deal with thyroid disease often interchange the two terms as if they mean the same. They don’t!  My daughter, who is a…

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