Thyroid Symptoms

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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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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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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EPA’s Failure to Regulate Our Drinking Water

EPA's Failure to Regulate Our Drinking Water

The EPA and it’s failures are in the news again. The contaminate that is being targeted is perchlorate, a chemical that harms the thyroid – critical for normal growth and development – and that contaminates drinking water systems serving over 17 million people in the U.S.  The EPA determined back in 2011 that perchlorate meets…

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SAD and Your Hormones

SAD and Your Hormones

SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) can have a devastating affect on our health and hormones. This common winter disorder is known for causing depression, sluggishness, weight gain and lethargy. There’s been a slew of studies that have shown that TSH and iodine, both of which are essential for healthy thyroid function, are adversely affected during cold, blue, wintery…

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