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Welcome to KnowYourThyroid

We are dedicated to offering hope to those who suffer from hypothyroidism by sharing the latest news about thyroid health. We keep you up to date on the latest treatments,  diagnostic testing and symptom control, as well as nutritional information and exercise ideas that benefit those who are dealing with thyroid dysfunction.

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Is Heartburn the New Normal

Is Heartburn the New Normal

Is heartburn the new normal for our lives? So-called acid indigestion is a serious malady experienced by millions of people. The major symptom is “heartburn” and/or acid indigestion. Other symptoms may be heart palpitations, short-windedness, flatulence, and belching or acid reflux. When the body is low on hydrochloric acid, we have symptoms of “heartburn” or “acid…

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Preventing Thyroid Disease-7 Wellness Targets

Preventing Thyroid Disease

  Preventing thyroid disease can be a daunting task. Where does it come from? How do you get it? How do you prevent it? And if you do get it, how is it treated? Thyroid disorders are one of the most complex health problems facing Americans today. Despite such a high prevalence of thyroid problems,…

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T3 Therapy Helps Ease Symptoms

T3 Thyroid Hormone Therapy

T3 therapy for hypothyroidism is a treatment many of us have a very difficult time getting. However, new research shows that patients with hypothyroidism who were on long-term Synthroid (thyroxine T4) treatment despite not responding well saw improved outcomes after switching to combination triiodothyronine (T3) and T4 therapy, according to a researcher in Orlando. “While…

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Does Adrenal Stress Equal Thyroid Problems

Adrenal stress

Adrenal stress is a term we hear a lot but what exactly isit and how does it affect our thyroids? Stress is one of the biggest influences on your adrenal glands, and the health of your adrenal glands directly impacts the health of your thyroid gland. Things like long commutes, too little sleep, financial hardships…

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Fluoride: How Much Is Too Much

fluoride

Is fluoride safe? We add it to our water, our toothpaste and havetreatments at the dentist, but are all those treatmentssafe for us? Synthesized fluoride is often added to drinking water, toothpaste and mouthwashes. This synthesized fluoride was originally a byproduct of the manufacture of the atomic bomb. Plus, there was a time when fluoride…

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Understanding TSH Levels

TSH levels are used to determine thyroid function.This test is considered the”gold”standard test for diagnosing thyroid disease. The problem I have run into with my healthcare professionals is this: The only test they will run is TSH. Then theonly treatmentoption offered is a synthenticT4 hormone. Regardless of the cause of the high TSH, their only…

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Are Missed Periods Due to Your Thyroid

Missed Periods

Missed periods mayseem like a great thingto have happen but, the truth is you are either pregnant or or something else is amiss.Thyroid imbalance will have an impact on yourmenstrualcycle as well as interactions with other organ systems that maintain normal body functions. Since, your thyroid controls all your body functions, toohigh or toolow thyroid…

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Thyroid Cancer That’s No Longer Cancer

Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer that is no longer cancer. How does that work? It seems that this type of cancertumor does not advanceunless it has been damaged. There has been a lot of talk about these tumors lately due to the many complications that come with thyroid removal surgery and the poor quality of life for patients…

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