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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Do You Have Low TSH While Taking Thyroid Meds

Do You Have Low TSH While Taking Thyroid Meds

Do you have low TSH while you are taking a thyroid medication? So, does that mean you are taking too much thyroid hormone? Most providers would have you believe that a low TSH in the presence of taking thyroid medication is ?a sign of hyperthyroidism. This would indicate that you need to LOWER your dose…

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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 were deodorizers, 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 Hashimoto’s disease. However,…

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Using Metformin for Thyroid Disease

Using Metformin for Thyroid Disease

Using metformin for treatment of thyroid disease has been proven to be beneficial according to an article published in the Journal of Endocrinology. Metformin is a drug commonly prescribed for Type II diabetes. A recent report published in the Journal of Endocrinology reviewed the current understanding of the relationship between metformin and thyroid disease. The authors…

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Exercising with Hypothyroidism

Exercising with Hypothyroidism

Exercising with hypothyroidism is a difficult task. However, we all know how exercise can benefit us. The joint and muscle pain, the fatigue, and the shortness of breath all make exercising an activity we try to avoid. To help you get started or to encourage you to continue, Anindita Ghosh has some suggestions on the…

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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 Hashimoto’s thyroiditis among first-degree relatives of adults with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is nine times higher than that…

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Fibromyalgia: Are You At Risk?

Fibromyalgia is a disease that many health care professionals have assumed is all in your head. Even though there are now medications and therapies that can help with the symptoms, very little research has been done to find the cause. So, what can you do to help prevent this debilitating disease? Here are nine possible…

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Thyroid Cancer Overdiagnosis Creating Anxiety

Thyroid Cancer Overdiagnosis Creating Anxiety

Thyroid cancer overdiagnosis is creating anxiety in a growing number of patients. A current study published in the JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery shares interviews with individuals who self-identified as being overdiagnosed and refused treatment identified feelings of anxiety and isolation. There is also concern about these same individuals disengaging from healthcare. Here is the full…

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Thyroid Testing: What’s Missing?

Thyroid Testing: What's Missing

Thyroid testing is something that all of us who have thyroid disease are used to dealing with. We are also used to dealing with reference ranges based on lab data from sick people, ranges that are too wide and doctors who will follow those recommendations without question. These doctors love to let you know that…

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