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How Birth Control Affects Thyroid Function

The thyroid is a small gland located in the neck that influences nearly all bodily functions. Many factors are involved in proper thyroid activity and malfunction in one area can result in significant dysfunction. Hypothyroidism is a common thyroid disorder, …

Do You Have Postpartum Thyroiditis?

After childbirth women typically experience a postpartum period that promotes a wide range of symptoms. During this time, it is common for mothers to experience mood swings, fatigue, and even signs of depression. A primary dictator of postpartum symptoms is …

Tips and Tricks for Organizing Your Thyroid Blood Work and Records

Doctors who have a greater understanding of their patient’s medical history are able to provide more effective care. Most expect their primary medical practitioner to have all relevant information at their disposal. However, it is often the case that they …

Hypothyroidism Do’s and Don’ts

A guest post written by thyroid patient and advocate, Rachel Hill. When it comes to having hypothyroidism, there are both some important do’s and don’ts for achieving wellness and reaching a point of being in good health with it. Whereas …

Are You Storing Your Thyroid Medication Correctly?

Treating hypothyroidism typically requires that patients take daily thyroid hormone replacement medication. This helps rebalance thyroid function and make up for deficiencies caused by the condition. Usually, the prescription of thyroid hormone therapies is accompanied by several instructions on how …

Finding Support for Thyroid Cancer Patients

Many recognize the immense physical impact that thyroid cancer has on a person’s health. However, the emotional and psychological effect of thyroid cancer can also pose a significant, and sometimes greater, threat to a patient’s wellness. Cancer patients frequently experience …

6 Sign and Symptoms of Thyroid Cancer to Look Out For

As with any form of cancer, early recognition is a crucial component of effective treatment. Thyroid cancer is the tenth most common form of cancer and affects one of the most important systems in the body. In order to identify …

9 Questions to Ask If You’ve Been Diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer

Being diagnosed with cancer is a difficult and stressful experience. When a patient is initially diagnosed with thyroid cancer there is a sudden rush of emotion and information that assaults their senses. This causes many patients to overlook the possibility …

What is Intermittent Fasting and Is It Safe for Thyroid Patients?

Dieting with a dynamic or unique strategy has become a popular practice. This has been facilitated by the impressive range of diet plans developed and honed over the past few years. Currently, one of the most popular diet plans is …

The Importance of Reverse T3 in Thyroid Function + RT3 Ratio Calculator

The thyroid is responsible for producing an impressive number of influential hormones that impact nearly every part of the body. Of these hormones, thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3), and reverse triiodothyronine (RT3) are particularly important regarding not only the thyroid but …