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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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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Postpartum Blues: Is It A Thyroid Problem?

Postpartum Blues: Is It A Thyroid Problem?

Postpartum Blues are not classified as thyroid problems although many women go through the blues after giving birth. It’s common for a woman to experience the blues after a birth, but they can suffer from other health conditions and one such condition is postpartum thyroiditis. They say it’s not common, but I have known several women…

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Depression and Anxiety With Thyroid Disease

Depression and Anxiety With Thyroid Disease

Depression and anxiety with thyroid disease is a common problem according to a new study. About 45% of people with depressive disorders and 30% of those with anxiety also have autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT), according to the findings. According to Dr. Teja Groemer, a researcher at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and resident psychiatrist in Bamberg, Germany, “This is…

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Exercising With Unruly Hormones

Exercising With Unruly Hormones

Exercising with unruly hormones can be a challenge, to say the least! For many who used to be active, dealing with crazy out of whack hormones can put an end to strenuous exercise.  As a person who used to play softball, then spent years coaching my daughters’ softball teams and finally a parent for a…

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Hair Loss: Reasons for Thinning Locks

Hair Loss: Reasons for Thinning Locks

Hair loss is a condition that can be an issue for both men and women. While men face pattern baldness and women face hair thinning and hair loss, many who experience hair loss are usually dealing with either poor nutrition or disease. There are several chronic and short-term diseases that can lead to temporary loss…

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Laughter: It Really Is the Best Medicine

Laughter: It Really Is the Best Medicine

Laughter is can be considered a drug of choice. We have heard many times that laughter is the best medicine. But, how true is that? If you think about it, how many times have you been out with friends: you have a great time, laughing, telling stories about things happening in your life, sharing what…

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911 Firefighters Facing Higher Cancer Risks

911 Firefighters Facing Higher Cancer Risks

911 firefighters are facing a much higher risk of developing cancer than most. This is due to the chemicals the firefighters were exposed to during and after the attack. This follows the other recent articles on the higher rate of cancer that firefighters face due to the chemicals used against the fires of the fuels…

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The Chemical Clean-up Fight Goes On

The Chemical Clean-up Fight Goes On

The chemical clean-up fight continues but the federal government’s response is slowing. The clean-up efforts are shifting to the states. Massachusetts, California and Maine have led the charge, but now Washington state has taken the lead.  When Stephen Swanson, a retired E.R. doctor, learned that his drinking water contained the industrial pollutant PFOA and several related…

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Graves’ Disease-Managing the Thyroid Disorder

Graves' Disease-Managing the Thyroid Disorder

Graves’ disease is in the news this week due to Barbara Bush’s passing. This article by Rosemary Black on endocrineweb states that Graves’ disease is a manageable disorder, provided you have received the proper treatment and follow-up care. The article mentions that there are 3 treatments available. I love the fact that the medical community has…

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Simple Steps To A Healthier Home

Simple Steps To A Healthier Home

There are some simple steps to a healthier home that you can take. The good part is many of them are easy to implement. They range from purchasing an organic mattress to adding a Himalayan salt lamp to your room. I had to laugh at the number of the items on the list I have…

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