Thyroid Diseases

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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The Crazy Disease Most Haven’t Heard About

The Crazy Disease Most Haven't Heard About

There is a crazy disease out there that most of us have not heard of but is life changing non-the-less! The disease I am referring to is Graves’disease. It is one of the autoimmune thyroid diseases that messes with you and how your body functions. The most common autoimmune thyroid disease is Hashimoto’s disease. Just…

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Why Bad Cholesterol Isn’t Bad for Your Thyroid

Why Bad Cholesterol Isn't Bad for Your Thyroid

Bad cholesterol is a term that most of us have heard from our doctor during a checkup. Checking your cholesterol levels is normally included whenever lab work is done. Once that test is complete, the majority of Americans are encouraged to start on a statin due to our “bad” cholesterol being too high. The truth…

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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals-What Are They And Why You Should Care

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals-What Are They And Should You Care

Endocrine disrupting chemicals are found in many different environmental sources such as the air, food, and water. These chemicals interfere with the endocrine system by affecting the way the body’s hormones work. These chemicals have been linked to fertility issues, immune system problems, some cancers, diabetes, obesity and heart problems, to name a few. These chemicals…

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Water Quality Standards At Military Bases Weakened

Water Quality Standards At Military Bases Weakened

The water quality at our military bases is at risk due to the EPA proposing to weaken the standards for cleaning up the toxic chemicals found in the tap water at the bases and in at least 401 additional locations across the nation. These toxic chemicals, called PFAS (per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances), are linked to cancer,…

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Meat Substitutes-Are They A Healthy Alternative

Meat Substitutes-Are They A Healthy Alternative

Meat substitutes are just one of the choices you have if you decide to go vegan. However, for many who are vegan or have decided to try a vegan lifestyle, they often miss the taste and texture of meat. There are many different meat substitutes out there that are made from soybeans. But you may…

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Spring Cleaning-Avoiding Toxic Cleaners

Spring Cleaning-Avoiding Toxic Cleaners

Spring cleaning is just around the corner. Now, for those of you who were not raised with the cleaning rituals of spring and fall housecleaning you don’t know what you missed! Everything gets cleaned from windows and curtains, floors, rugs, walls and ceilings. And everything in between! When I was a child I never gave…

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Do Menopause Symptoms Mimic Thyroid Disease?

Do Menopause Symptoms Mimic Thyroid Disease?

Menopause is probably the first thing that comes to mind when fatigue, depression and hot flashes start, but with all those symptoms, it could be your thyroid. Many times thyroid disease will develop during your 40’s and 50’s with the symptoms mimicking menopause. So, if you are having symptoms, you might want to have your…

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