Thyroid Symptoms

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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Is Your Weight Gain a Sign of a Health Problem

s Your Weight Gain a Sign of a Health Problem

Weight gain is uncomfortable and unhealthy, we all know this. However, when should we be worried that gaining weight is a serious health issue we need to have checked out by a professional healthcare provider? In the following article by Tina Donvito, she explains 15 (yes, 15) health conditions that lead to weight gain. She…

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Eye Health: 7 Problems Your Eyes Reflect

Eye Health: 7 Problems Your Eyes Reflect

Eye health can reflect what is going on as far as any health problems are concerned. Did you know that your eye doctor can predict if you will experience memory loss? Not only that, there are several health issues that can be detected by an eye exam. The blood vessels in your eyes can tell…

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Low Iodine Levels Can Impact Fertility

Low Iodine Levels Can Impact Fertility

Low iodine levels can impact fertility and not in a good way. Women who are trying to conceive but are having a difficult time need to check their iodine levels. We have to get our iodine from our diet and unfortunately it’s not found in many foods.  An deficiency can also cause brain development issues…

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Infertility Linked to Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Infertility Linked to Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Infertility is linked to subclinical hypothyroidism, a recent study shows. The study looked at TSH ranges in the high normal ranges of women who are trying to get pregnant. Women with unexplained infertility had significantly higher median levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) compared to a control group of women with infertility of a known cause according…

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