Thyroid Symptoms

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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Psoriasis Or Just Dry Skin- How Do You Know

Psoriasis Or Just Dry Skin- How Do You Know

This winter has made my skin extremely dry. I had actually thought about the fact that I might have psoriasis, so when I ran across this article explaining this chronic skin condition I had to share. This article by Grace Gold details the difference between dry skin and psoriasis and she shares steps you can…

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Processed Salt Linked to Cognitive Decline

Processed Salt Linked to Cognitive Decline

Processed salt is consumed in our diet everyday and most of us have no idea how much we are actually eating on a daily basis. Now, we have all heard how too much salt will raise your blood pressure and on the other hand, we have also been told that we all need salt in…

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Toxic Paper We Are Exposed to Everyday

Toxic Paper We Are Exposed to Everyday

Toxic paper is a danger we are exposed to everyday. A new report published this week shows the regulatory gaps in how the US manages chemicals in our food. The main chemical studied was perchlorate, a well-known endocrine disruptor. Now, it is known that this chemical has the ability to affect  thyroid fucntion and can adversely impact…

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Low Iodine Levels Impair Fertility

Low Iodine Levels Impair Fertility

Low iodine levels have a negative impact on womens’ fertility according to a new study. Indeed, the new research showed that iodine deficiency is common among U.S. women. In the study, about 56 percent of the women had sufficient levels of iodine, nearly 22 percent were mildly deficient, about 21 percent were moderately deficient, and 1.7…

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New Weight Loss Patch Uses Thyroid Hormone

New Weight Loss Patch Uses Thyroid Hormone

A new weight loss patch is being developed by scientists in Singapore. The skin patch is designed to transform white fat into brown fat using micro-needles loaded with the drug Beta-3 adrenergic receptor agonist, or a drug called thyroid hormone T3 triiodothyronine. It turns energy-storing ‘bad’ white fat into energy-burning brown fat over four weeks, using hundreds…

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Mood Swings and Thyroid Disease

Mood Swings and Thyroid Disease

Moods swings can make your life a living hell and the mood swings that come with thyroid disease are some of the nastiest! How do I know? Because I am one of those people! Yes, I am admitting that I can be a mean, nasty, uncaring person and no one misses out on the terror…

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Brittle Nails: The Causes and Cures

Brittle Nails: The Causes and Cures

Brittle nails are a medical condition that many women deal with. I had no idea what a problem that could be until I developed thyroid disease. All of my life I had beautiful nails; long, strong, nice shape. I always received compliments on how pretty my nails were. Then along came the thyroid disease and…

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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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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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