Posts Tagged ‘menopause’

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 Surgery With No Scar

Thyroid Surgery Now Possible Without Scar

Thyroid surgery leaves a scar. Not that most surgeries don’t, it’s just that the scar from thyroid surgery is front and center. This minimally-invasive procedure leaves a hidden scar compared to the conventional transcervical approach, which leaves a visible scar on the patient’s neck. All though this procedure is only being used for smaller nodules and…

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The Menopause Thyroid Connection

I went into menopause at 41. My doctor told me I was in early menopause. Hmmm, how bad can this be? No more periods. Sounds good to me!  That was until my doctor voiced concern about my increased risk of osteoporosis, how important it was that I quit smoking and to keep an eye on my weight. He started me…

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Low Thyroid or Menopause: Is It One or Both?

Low Thyroid

As women, we deal with having periods, childbirth, perimenopause and several other life events that can have a major effect on our hormones. Then, as we get older, we face menopause… or is it just menopause? Even with the increase in thyroid disease diagnosis, many women are still not being diagnosed with low thyroid function due…

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