Thyroid Treatments

Using Metformin for Thyroid Disease

Using Metformin for Thyroid Disease

Using metformin for treatment of thyroid disease has been proven to be beneficial according to an article published in the Journal of Endocrinology. Metformin is a drug commonly prescribed for Type II diabetes. A recent report published in the Journal of Endocrinology reviewed the current understanding of the relationship between metformin and thyroid disease. The authors…

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Exercising with Hypothyroidism

Exercising with Hypothyroidism

Exercising with hypothyroidism is a difficult task. However, we all know how exercise can benefit us. The joint and muscle pain, the fatigue, and the shortness of breath all make exercising an activity we try to avoid. To help you get started or to encourage you to continue, Anindita Ghosh has some suggestions on the…

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Pregnancy Thyroid Problems: Should They Be Treated

Pregnancy Thyroid Problems

Pregnancy thyroid problems are very common, but the question that keeps coming up is this: should low thyroid function be treated during pregnancy? Kristen Fischer of sheknows explains that low thyroid function during pregnancy had formerly been linked to compromised neurological development in the fetus as well as higher risks for preterm birth and miscarriage.…

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Managing Subclinical Hypothyroidism During Pregnancy

Managing Subclinical Hypothyroidism During Pregnancy

Managing subclinical hypothyroidism during pregnancy has been an ongoing issue. Do you treat your low thyroid function or do you hope your body will respond to your pregnancy with the proper amount of thyroid hormone naturally? In this update by John Schieszer, the  American Thyroid Association (ATA) provide guidance on how best to diagnose and…

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Supplementing Iodine: Too Much Can Be Dangerous

Supplementing Iodine: Too Much Can Be Dangerous

Supplementing iodine in your diet: How many times have you heard you need more iodine your diet to help improve your thyroid function? Iodine is a micronutrient and a chemical element that the body cannot make. It has to come from your diet or supplements. Many of us who have thyroid disease have heard the…

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Are You a Victim of Old School Thyroid Testing

Are You a Victim of Old School Thyroid Testing

Old school thyroid testing is creating an epidemic of tired, overweight folks who don’t know they’re hypothyroid because of this improper testing. In this article by Suzy Cohen of Thyroid Nation, she explains why just testing a person’s TSH only gives a doctor a piece of the puzzle. TSH is incapable of telling you or…

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Losing Weight with Thyroid Disease: Why It’s So Difficult

Losing Weight with Thyroid Disease: Why It's So Difficult

Losing weight with thyroid disease is next to impossible.  A recent study of Biggest Loser participants showed that metabolism decreases during weight loss and persists for six years. A study by Dr. Kevin Hall and his colleagues is getting a lot of attention for their work on metabolism in weight loss attempts in recent years.…

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Exercising With Thyroid Disorders

Exercising with Thyroid Disorders

Exercising with thyroid disorders can be tricky. First, you have to deal with fatigue, then the achy joints, and those are just a couple of the physical symptoms. It’s enough to make you quit, if you have even started in the first place. Hey, I’m not judging; exercising when you are hypothyroid is difficult to…

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New Research in Generating Thyroid Cells

New Research in Generating Thyroid Cells

New research in generating thyroid cells shows promise in the fight against thyroid disease. With a minimum of 10% of the population suffering from thyroid disease, this is great news. The findings, which appear in the journal Stem Cell Reports, are the first step to developing a similar protocol using human stem cells that will…

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