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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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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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Hashimotos- Is It Really Possible To Feel Better

Hashimotos- Is It Really Possible To Feel Better

Hashimotos thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease that attacks the thryoid causing fatigue and weight gain. In the following article by Moira Lawler, she shares Erin Mulkins journey back to health. Erin shares how her general practitioner had told her for years her thyroid levels were normal. Then after the birth of her son, she was…

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Crash Diets-Why They Fail

Nutrition-Crash Diets

Crash diets are popular ways to lose weight and there are plenty to choose from. Have you been on a crash diet? When going on a diet do you look for the latest diet fad or do you focus on the nutrition side of the diet? Since we are always on a diet or looking…

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Thyroid Disorders-The Warning Signs

Types of Thyroid Disorders

Do you have a thyroid disorder? Do you know the warning signs of the disease? If you don’t, you’re not alone! Thyroid disorders and thyroid disease are on the rise all over the world, affecting mostly women. The problem with thyroid disorders is they mimic several other health problems making diagnosis difficult. Add to that…

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Hypothalamus-Your Hormone Control Center

Hypothalamus-Your Hormone Control Center

The hypothalamus is your hormone control center. It regulates your body to keep everything balanced. It communicates with the pituitary gland to regulate hunger, sleep, energy, mood and reproduction. It’s no wonder that when your hormones are out of whack, your whole body is off. Those who suffer with thryoid disease know all too well…

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Are Autoimmune Diseases Linked to Pregnancy

Are Autoimmune Diseases Linked To Pregnancy

Autoimmune diseases may be more likely to occur in females rather than males due to their immune systems having to adapt to pregnancy according to a new study. The study, titled “The Pregnancy Pickle: Evolved Immune Compensation Due to Pregnancy Underlies Sex Differences in Human Diseases,” was published in the journal Trends in Genetics. The hypothesis…

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Graves Disease Management Thru Diet

Graves Disease Management Thru Diet

Graves disease management is difficult but it may be easier to manage your symptoms if following a plant-based diet. Graves disease is an auto-immune disease that causes your thyroid to make too much thyroid hormone. For the many who suffer with Graves, there are certain food groups known to cause problems. These include gluten, dairy,…

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Hypoechoic Thyroid Nodules-Why Are They Different?

Hypoechoic Thyroid Nodules

Hypoechoic thyroid nodules are nodules that show up during medical examinations or on scans and are normally darker than the thyroid tissue around them. This darker color of the tissue suggests that the lump is solid rather that fluid-filled or cystic. This darker color also hints to an increased chance of thyroid cancer. According to…

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