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Constant Exhaustion May Be Due To Low Thyroid Levels

Constant Exhaustion May Be Due To Low Thyroid Levels

Your constant exhaustion may be due to low thyroid levels according to a new study. Experts are linking chronic fatigue syndrome to low thyroid hormone levels. The reasons behind this condition are unclear and medical professionals are not exactly sure why this happens. Some say it may happen due to a combination of factors. Experts…

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Fluoridated Water-Should It Be Our Choice?

Fluoridated Water-Should It Be Our Choice?

Does fluoridated water offer enough health benefits to continue the practice? If you look at the damage that fluoride does to the rest of the body, it may not. In the following letter to the editor of The Moab Times-Independent, Susan Baffico voices her objection to adding fluoride to the water supply of Moab. She…

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Do You Google Your Symptoms?

Do You Google Your Symptoms?

Do you Google your symptoms when you have a health concern? According to a recent survey, almost half of Americans look up their symptoms online. And they end up believing they have a more serious illness than they really do. Do you google your symptoms? What about your healthcare makes you want to look beyond…

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Thyroid Function Tests-It’s More Than Just TSH

Thyroid Function Tests-It's More Than Just TSH

Understanding thyroid function tests can be intimidating. How do you know if what they are testing for is what you need? I know from experience that most doctors will only test TSH levels, but that only tells part of your story! There can be several reasons why your thyroid isn’t functioning as it should. But…

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Are Your Hormones Unbalanced and How Do You Know?

Are Your Hormones Unbalanced and How Do You Know?

Are your hormones unbalanced and if they are, how would you know? Hormones are like messengers, they send messages to other cells. Many times this unbalance is related to the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland can be overactive or underactive. Each with its own unique set of symptoms. Your doctor can run the blood tests needed…

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Air Pollution Increases Risks During Pregnancy

Air Pollution Increases Risk During Pregnancy

Air pollution has been shown to increase risks during pregnancy according to findings published in JAMA Network Open. According to Akhgar Ghassabian, MD, Ph.D., particulate matter made up of hundreds of chemicals was the air pollution component that caused mild thyroid dysfunction throughout pregnancy. This finding suggests that mild thyroid hormone disruption in the mother may…

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Are You At Risk of Iodine Deficiency?

Are You At Risk of Iodine Deficiency?

Are you at risk of iodine deficiency? Many women who are concerned about their health have heard about iodine. However, many times we are told that iodine deficiency is a third world issue. You don’t have to be concerned if you live in the United States. The article I am sharing with you was written…

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Are You Missing Your Period But Not Pregnant

Are You Missing Your Period But Not Pregnant

Are you missing your period but your not pregnant? Many women think pregnancy first when they miss their periods, however, there are several other reasons why your cycle may be off. Stress, birth control, and your thyroid may be contributors to the problem. Many times there is an underlying health condition that is causing the…

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Low Thyroid Hormones Are Linked to Miscarriages

Low Thyroid Hormones Are Linked to Miscarriages

Studies showing how low thyroid hormones are linked to miscarriages have been around for a while. But this story is from a woman who suffered three miscarriages before being treated for Hashimoto’s. After being treated, she was able to carry her daughter to 37 weeks. The following story told by Leisa Papa to Matilda Rudd…

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Why Check Your Thyroid Levels During Pregnancy

Why Your Thyroid Levels Need Monitoring During Pregnancy

Monitoring your thyroid levels during pregnancy is more important now than ever. Thyroid disease is on the rise so it’s vital that your thyroid hormone levels are checked periodically to be sure they are optimal during your pregnancy. A healthy thyroid makes conception easier as well as minimizes the chance of a miscarriage or having…

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