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The Endless Search: Finding the Right Thyroid Doctor

How to Find a Thyroid Doctor

Locating an effective and knowledgeable physician can seem like an unending quest. It can be particularly difficult for those looking for a doctor that is well acquainted with the thyroid. Many practitioners have a severe lack of understanding regarding thyroid …

Is Your Thyroid the Cause of Your Anxiety?

Anxiety and depression are two conditions that appear to be running rampant in our fast-paced modern world. These debilitating disorders can have long-lasting impact on one’s life both mentally and physically. Often, the two disorders are dismissed and not respected …

Why Your Thyroid Medication Isn’t Working

Treating a thyroid condition usually involves prescribing a thyroid hormone replacement drug. The most common of these is levothyroxine, the generic version of synthetic thyroxine (T4). Unfortunately, most patients require more than simply increased T4 levels to achieve optimal thyroid …

Treating Autoimmune Thyroid Disease with LDN

Treating Autoimmune Thyroid Disease with LDN (Low Dose Naltrexone)

People commonly associate the immune system only with combatting infection and harmful substances. It may not be easily recognizable, but one’s immune system has significant influence over many functions of the body. A malfunctioning immune system can cause one to …

Danger Beneath the Surface: Are Pools Harming Your Thyroid?

Thyroid Harming Chemicals in Swimming Pools

Summer marks the time of the year when we shift from trying to keep warm and focus more on staying cool. One of the most entertaining and healthiest ways to do this is by swimming. This activity is commonly done …

Uncovering Iron Deficiency in Thyroid Disease and Why It Matters

Iron Deficiency and Thyroid Function

If you, or someone you know, are struggling with a thyroid condition you may be wondering why hormone medications aren’t providing the expected relief. Experiencing the seemingly unrelated symptoms that come with thyroid disorders often leaves a person with no …

Finding the Link: GERD and Thyroid Disease

The body is composed of a variety of systems that each have individual responsibilities. There are two such systems that are incredibly influential over many bodily functions including disease prevention, energy management, and cognitive function. Although they may seem unrelated, …

Alzheimer’s and Thyroid Disease

Thyroid disorders are incredibly taxing on one’s health and can be difficult to manage if not properly diagnosed and treated. Many times, if left untreated or improperly treated, it can lead to other, more severe conditions, even neurodegenerative diseases. Alzheimer’s …

Life Without a Thyroid

Thyroidectomy - No Thyroid Gland

The thyroid gland is an important element or one’s overall health. Hormones produced by the thyroid influence nearly every cell in the body. Therefore, this gland impacts one’s metabolism, stress response, brain function, and more. Because the thyroid is responsible …

Hypothyroidism: Men Can Have It, Too!

Hypothyroidism in men

The discussion on thyroid conditions frequently revolves around their impact on women. This is likely because women are roughly five to eight times more likely than men to develop a thyroid condition. However, there is a significant portion of the …