Thyroid Diseases

PFOA Exposure-It’s Dangerous and It’s Everywhere

PFOA Exposure-It's Dangerous and It's Everywhere

PFOA exposure is everywhere and very dangerous to our health. Ohio’s attorney general is seeking damages from Dupont for contamination of natural resources. Unlike specific or class action lawsuits that have focused on specific medical maladies linked to the discharge of toxic substances from DuPont’s Washington Works Plant near Parkersburg, this lawsuit focuses on environmental impact…

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Celiac Disease Facts and Fiction

Celiac Disease Facts and Fiction

Celiac disease is on the rise and a commonly misunderstood one. It’s an autoimmune disease where wheat protein causes an immune reaction. Those who have celiac disease cannot eat wheat, even the smallest amounts will trigger a reaction. To help clear up some common myths about this condition, I have a news story from www.ksat.com …

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Keeping Your Thyroid Healthy-5 Tips

Keeping your thyroid healthy can be a challenge, but not impossible. To help everyone get a better understanding of how their thyroid works, Donna Rogers has 5 tips to keep your thyroid healthy and she also included a at home test for your thyroid. 5 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Thyroid Healthy The…

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Illnesses That Mimic Thyroid Disease

Illnesses That Mimic Thyroid Disease

Illnesses that mimic thyroid disease are everywhere. If you go to a doctor with symptoms of fatigue, persistently low mood, loss of interest in normal activities, insomnia and lack of appetite, don’t be surprised if you leave the clinic with a diagnosis of depression, a prescription for an anti-depressant, and a referral to a therapist. With…

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Thyroid Levels and Fetal Growth Problems

Thyroid Levels and Fetal Growth Problems

Thyroid levels during pregnancy were once again the subject of a research study. The focus of this study is to determine the effect thyroid hormone levels have on the developing  fetus. According to Lauren E. Johns, PhD, MPH “Overt thyroid dysfunction in pregnancy (hyper- and hypothyroidism) haoctos been consistently linked to abnormal fetal growth and…

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No Monthly Cycle: 7 Reasons

No Monthly Cycle: 7 Reasons

Your monthly cycle can be off for a variety of reasons. Some of them are sporadic, occasional problems that are caused by just living our lives, while other reasons are more serious and require doctor visits and medical treatments. The good news is that most of these issues can be resolved. You can read all…

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Fluoridating Water is in the News Again

Fluoridating Water is in the News Again

Fluoridating water is still a huge debate in this country. Activists in Boston are calling for a ban on fluoride in our drinking water. “Medical mandates like this are politics pretending to be science,” said Karen Spencer, a Gloucester activist who is involved with anti-fluoridation campaigns. “No government has the right to put something into…

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EPA and It’s Chemical Cleanup Problems

EPA and The Chemical Cleanup Problem

The EPA is working to improve their response to cleaning up dangerous chemicals in our soil and water. One chemical they are focusing on is PFOA, a industrial chemical that has contaminated many private wells in Vermont, as well as several areas across the country. It is just one of the perfluorinated compounds that has…

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Gout: Current Treatments And How to Avoid It

Treating Gout And How to Avoid It

Gout is a very painful and can show up in your life at the most unexpected times. In this story, the patient developed the problem after having thyroid surgery several years ago. This aliment has been called the “King’s disease.” According to Dr. Jenna King, “gout comes from eating a lot of red meat, a…

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Treating Thyroid Disease: Which Hypothyroidism Do You Have?

Treating Thyroid Disease

Treating thyroid disease can be tricky. Did you know there are at least 4 different types of hypothyroidism and all of them require more testing that just the old standard TSH blood test to understand what is going on. For example, there is primary,  secondary and tertiary hypothyroidism , along with sub-clinical hypothyroidism. In order…

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