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Thyroid Function: Can it be Life or Death

Thyroid Disfunction

Thyroid disfunction is a problem for many people, mostly women. If your thyroid produces too few hormones you will be hypothyroid and in severe, prolonged cases, low thyroid hormones can cause a myxedema coma. This condition is mostly diagnosed in elderly women, so if thyroid disease runs in the family or if they are already being treated for low thyroid, be aware of…

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Thyroid Function and Diabetes Risk

Thyroid Function

Your thyroid function and your risk of developing diabetes are believed to be connected. Low thyroid function is associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes, and with the progression of prediabetes to type 2 diabetes, according to the results of a recent study. Future studies still need to look at how treating subclinical hypothyroidism…

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Nutrients Important for Your Thyroid

Nutrients are important for your thyroid, but do you know which ones will benefit you the most. If you are trying to improve your thyroid function, you most likely have looked at adding supplements to your diet. And that is where the confusion begins. Dietary supplement quality is questioned by  traditional doctors for being unreliable or even…

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Thyroid Research Update

Thyroid Research

Thyroid research and thyroid testing reports have been in the news lately. New research upholds the belief that thyroid disease and breast cancer are linked. Scientists and physicians now believe that the common link may be contributed to by an iodine deficiency. It has been found that breast cancer patients have levels that are unusually high of…

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Thyroid Surgery: Surgeons’ Experience Matters

Thyroid Surgery

When facing thyroid surgery, the more experience your surgeon has can mean you will have fewer complications during and after the procedure. A new study suggests if you need your thyroid gland removed, choosing a surgeon who performs more than 25 thyroid removals a year might minimize your risks. While the researchers only found an association, the risk…

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Children’s Hyperthyroidism

Childred's Hyperthyroidism

  Children’s hyperthyroidism is not a very common disease, with Graves Disease being the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. The course of neonatal Graves disease is self-limiting, the prognosis is considerably worse than that in older children. As a result of their disease, patients are prone to prematurity, airway obstruction, and heart failure. The mortality rate…

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Chronic Pain And Tissue Level Hypothyroidism

Chronic Pain-Hypothyroidism

Chronic pain is extremely difficult to live with but were you aware that hypothyroidism could be the cause? Chronic pain in the setting of untreated Hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s disease usually points to tissue level hypothyroidism. I had heard about the issue of thyroid resistance but didn’t know it is also known as tissue level hypothyroidism. This…

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Radiation: Our Love Hate Relationship

Radiation-Love-Hate

Radiation is everywhere; most of us don’t even know how much of this toxin we are exposed to everyday. It is in our food, our soil, even in our bodies. Yet, most of us are afraid of radiation. We have been told it is very dangerous and can be deadly, but research shows no one…

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Infertility and Hypothyroidism

Infertility-Hypothyroidism

Infertility is being linked to hypothyroidism. Your thyroid controls all the systems in your body including your ability to get pregnant plus the amount of thyroid hormone you have available affects if you can carry your baby to full term. Many doctors miss the importance of checking your thyroid health when diagnosing infertility issues and solving recurring miscarriages.…

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Toxic Chemicals: How Safe is Our Water

Toxic Chemicals

Toxic chemicals are in our water, we just don’t know how much. The truth is that our water is probably more toxic than we have ever believed. First we have Flint, Michigan and now Hoosick, New York in the center of a public health emergency.  The problem is that these states don’t consider this toxic chemical “an…

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