Thyroid Diseases

Household Chemicals Negatively Affect Girls Thyroids

Household Chemicals Negatively Affect Girls Thyroids

Household chemicals are negatively affecting young girls thyroids. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at Columbia University have found a link between exposure to phthalates and depressed thyroid function in young girls. The study did show prenatal exposure to a metabolite of Di (2- ethylhexyl) phthalate was associated with elevated levels of FT4, a finding they say…

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Peri-Menopause Can Upset Your Thyroid

Peri-Menopause Can Upset Your Thyroid

Peri-menopause is a common time to be diagnosed with a thyroid condition. It is, in short, the opposite of puberty. In puberty, your ovaries are waking up to start your reproductive years. In peri-menopause, the brain-ovary relationship is starting to shut down. Even though both estrogen and progesterone are declining in peri-menopause, progesterone declines more dramatically…

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Thyroid Cancer Screening Update

Thyroid Cancer Screening Update

Thyroid cancer screening guidelines have been updated. The US Preventive Services Task Force announced that it recommends against screening for thyroid cancer in asymptomatic adults. So, what does that mean for those who may have thyroid cancer? The recommendation applies only to asymptomatic adults, which means if you have no symptoms, there will be no screening. The…

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Is Infertility Linked to Thyroid Disease

Is Infertility Linked to Thyroid Disease

Is infertility linked to thyroid disease?  One of the more common instigators of infertility is a thyroid condition. Unfortunately, many are unaware that the source of their fertility issues may be linked to an undiagnosed thyroid condition. Even minor fluctuations in thyroid function can influence one’s fertility. Regardless of whether one’s thyroid is underperforming or overproducing the…

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Detecting and Treating Hypothyroidism

Detecting and Treating Hypothyroidism

Detecting and treating hypothyroidism can be a challenge. Most doctors rely on a single blood test to determine if your thyroid is functioning properly, the problem is that test is completely unreliable. Once you have the results from this unreliable test, you will be prescribed a medication that for most who take it, it does very…

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Living With Chronic Disease

Living with Chronic Disease

Living with chronic disease is a challenge at best. When we look at how we have treated our bodies in the past; many of us, myself included; have no doubt that we contributed to the development of that chronic disease. In this article by Julie Reisler, she shares how Epigenetics, which is the study of…

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Is Thyroid Resistance a New Epidemic?

Is Thyroid Resistance A New Epidemic

Thyroid Resistance is on the rise. So, why is this such a problem? If you can’t get thyroid hormone into your cells, it’s basically worthless. Similar, to diabetes if you are dealing with insulin resistance. Today, Dr. Aaron Grossman will discuss the increasing concern around thyroid resistance comparing it to the diabetes epidemic currently underway…

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Cleaning Chemicals Are Linked to Thyroid Cancer

Cleaning Chemicals Are Linked to Thyroid Cancer

Cleaning chemicals are linked to thyroid cancer, a recent study revealed. The chemicals the study looked at weredeodorizers, sanitizers, disinfectants and sterilizers mainly used on the job by the employees. Occupational exposure to these chemicals, known as biocides, was associated with a 65 percent higher risk of thyroid cancer, the study found. For people whose…

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The Common Cause of Thyroid Disease

The Common Cause of Thyroid Disease

The common cause of thyroid disease is Hashimotos’ Disease or thyroiditis. This autoimmune disease affects at least 1 in 10 women and is the number one cause of hypothyroidism. In this article by Katie Rothwell, she explains that testing for thyroid antibodies is the only way to truly know if you have Hashimotos disease. However,…

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Hashimotos Thyroiditis~Are Family Members at Risk

Hashimotos Thyroiditis: Are Family Members at Risk

Hashimotos thyroiditis is a autoimmune disease that attacks the thyroid. If you have this disease, did you know that your family members also have an increased risk of developing the disease? According to Manjunath Goroshi, DM, the risk for Hashimotos thyroiditis among first-degree relatives of adults with Hashimotos thyroiditis is nine times higher than that…

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