Posts Tagged ‘Thyroid Disease’

The Most Important Lab Tests for Thyroid Disease

The Most Important Lab Tests for Thyroid Disease

The most important lab tests for thyroid disease are wide ranging and cover several functions in your body. For many who are dealing with thyroid disease, the only thyroid test done by your doctor is a TSH , which measures the thyroid hormone in your blood. However, that tells a doctor very little about your…

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The Most Common Thyroid Test Actually Sucks

The Most Common Thyroid Test Actually Sucks

The most common thyroid test actually sucks for diagnosing thyroid disease. The routine blood test used for diagnosis is the TSH blood test and it is far from ideal. Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey suggests that about 1 in 300 Americans suffers from a low functioning thyroid, known as hypothyroidism. But some doctors believe…

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Is ADD/ADHD Due to Thyroid Problems

Is ADD/ADHD Due to Thyroid Problems

ADD/ADHD  has a strong connection to poor thyroid function according to recent research. Unfortunately, there has been a significant increase in ADD/ADHD diagnoses in the past decade. Between 2003 and 2011, diagnosis of both conditions increased by 42%. A potential contributor of this impressive surge in attention disorders is a greater occurrence of thyroid disease. This relationship…

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Now Linked to Low Thyroid

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Low Thyroid

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a condition with unknown causes but new research has now linked it to lower thyroid hormone levels. Now, new research is showing Chronic fatigue syndrome is caused by low activity of thyroid hormones in the absence of thyroidal disease whereas hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid…

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Mood Swings and Thyroid Disease

Mood Swings and Thyroid Disease

Moods swings can make your life a living hell and the mood swings that come with thyroid disease are some of the nastiest! How do I know? Because I am one of those people! Yes, I am admitting that I can be a mean, nasty, uncaring person and no one misses out on the terror…

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Treating Thyroid Disease: Which Hypothyroidism Do You Have?

Treating Thyroid Disease

Treating thyroid disease can be tricky. Did you know there are at least 4 different types of hypothyroidism and all of them require more testing that just the old standard TSH blood test to understand what is going on. For example, there is primary,  secondary and tertiary hypothyroidism , along with sub-clinical hypothyroidism. In order…

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Aging and Our Hormones: Keeping the Balance

Aging and Our Hormones: Keeping the Balance

Aging and our hormones can be a balancing act that can be tricky. Those hormones cause fluctuations that sometimes can dictate our mood, energy, and weight. Many women struggle to keep all those hormones in balance and as we age those hormones seem to be more out of control than ever. So, how do we…

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Yoga for Thyroid Weight Loss: Does It Work

Yoga for Thyroid Weight Loss: Does It Work

Is yoga for thyroid weight loss a workable plan or is it just another get healthy ploy that just doesn’t work? Don’t you need to run miles or lift hundreds of pounds to lose weight? How do you regain that muscle you had before the thyroid disease?  Plus, add in stress and not so good…

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Your Eyebrows: Needing Love After Trauma

Your Eyebrows: Love After Trauma

Your eyebrows may need some love. If you suffer from chronic disease, your eyebrows and lashes may need some attention. Many who suffer from thyroid disease or any of the several other diseases suffer from hair loss that targets your head, eyebrows or eyelashes. Or maybe you were involved in an accident that left you with non-existent eyebrows or…

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Weight Loss With Thyroid Disease

Weight Loss With Thyroid Disease

Weight loss with thyroid disease can be a challenge, to say the least. We all know that when you have a chronic disease, it pretty much takes over your life. In this story by Alexis Clark on Women’s Health, she shares how she let her condition stop her from losing weight. She states: If all…

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