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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How Food Can Make the Holidays Moody

How Food Can Make the Holidays Moody

Can food make your holidays moody or is it just that we are so busy, we don’t even know which way is up! Well, it turns out what we are eating is causing some issues. We all know to limit soda, potato chips and margarine, but did you some of the foods we consume that…

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Treating Thyroid Disease: Which Hypothyroidism Do You Have?

Treating Thyroid Disease

Treating thyroid disease can be tricky. Did you know there are at least 4 different types of hypothyroidism and all of them require more testing that just the old standard TSH blood test to understand what is going on. For example, there is primary,  secondary and tertiary hypothyroidism , along with sub-clinical hypothyroidism. In order…

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Food and Drug Interactions-What You Need to Know

Food and Drug Interactions-What You Need to Know

Food and drug  interactions are a risk for anyone who takes prescription medicine or vitamin supplements. Many of us have heard about how grapefruit can interfere with your medications but are you aware of the other foods that can cause problems. Now, I am not saying to avoid certain foods altogether, but you need to…

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Congenital Hypothyroidism in Children

Congenital Hypothyroidism in Children

Congenital hypothyroidism in children can be avoided during infancy if treated properly. Researchers in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, examined the relationships among congenital hypothyroidism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and autism in 55 children with congenital hypothyroidism from birth to age 11 years. They found that both under and over treatment of congenital hypothyroidism is causing problems. You can read…

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Robotic Thyroid Cancer Surgery Makes Advances

Robotic Thyroid Cancer Surgery Makes Advances

Robotic thyroid cancer surgery has made huge advances in Nebraska. In this story, Taylor Barth shares the advances that have been made by surgeons at Nebraska Medicine. The surgery uses robots to remove troublesome lumps on the thyroids of patients. This less invasive procedure leaves no ugly scar on the neck of those patients undergoing  this…

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Eye Exams: Are They Really Needed

Eye Exams: Are They Really Needed

Eye exams are typically part of everyone’s health care routine, but are they really needed on a yearly basis? Many that don’t wear glasses or contacts will put off eye exams for years or until there is a problem, when in reality, an exam can catch health problems in their early stages. So, how often…

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Iodized Salt and Iodine: Are You Deficient

Iodized Salt and Iodine: Are You Deficient

Iodized salt and iodine are critical to maintaining good thyroid health, not to mention overall good health. But is iodized salt the only way to get adequate amounts of iodine in our diet? Our thyroids depend on iodine to function properly, to ensure proper development of our babies brains during pregnancy and lack of iodine…

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Alternative Cancer Treatments: Why Chemo Isn’t Always Best

Alternative Cancer Treatments: Why Chemo Isn't Always Best

Alternative cancer treatments are out there, but why are most cancer treatments always ended with chemotherapy? The theory behind chemotherapy treatments is that it kills dividing cells, however only a small percentage of cancers fall into that category. This leaves many diagnosed with cancer to endure crippling chemotherapy treatments even though it will do nothing…

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Drug Side Effects: Is It All In Our Heads

Drug Side Effects: Is It All In Our Heads

Drug side effects have been in the news quite a bit lately. Ever since Merck reformulated their levothyroxine medication, thousands of patients in France have reported widespread side effects. The French drug safety group National Agency for Medicines and Health Products Safety (ANSM) is expected to release an account of the adverse-event reports later this month,…

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