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Thankful for My Thyroid Diagnosis

A guest post by The Invisible Hypothyroidism – Rachel Hill “Your antibodies are off the charts. Yep, you have an underactive thyroid.” As I heard my suspicions confirmed by the doctor, who gave me a diagnosis of autoimmune hypothyroidism so …

Comprehensive List of Thyroid Symptoms – Printable Checklist

We’ve put together a detailed checklist of thyroid symptoms, grouped by category. You can download and print this full thyroid symptom checklist as a PDF file, to fill out and take to your doctor, or to use to monitor your …

Thyroid Blood Tests Don’t Always Tell the Whole Story

Guest Post by Mary Shomon It’s a common scenario. A patient complains of fatigue, weight gain, brain fog, thinning hair, and feeling cold all the time – common symptoms of hypothyroidism, or too little thyroid hormone. But the “standard” TSH …

Is There a Link Between Thyroid Disease and ADD/ADHD?

Awareness of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has increased over the past few years. This attention has helped produce more research opportunities and encouraged greater investigation into ADD/ADHD and similar disorders. However, despite these increased …

Thyroid Storm: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and More!

Thyroid disease is a lifelong condition affecting nearly 20 million people in the United States. Fortunately, when properly diagnosed and treated, thyroid dysfunction can be managed. However, an unidentified or improperly treated thyroid issue may develop into a life-threatening condition …

Can Ashwagandha Improve Thyroid Function?

Herbs and plants have been used by many ancient cultures as natural remedies. Over the centuries this practice has developed into what we now call homeopathy. One homeopathic therapy that shows promise in the improvement of hypothyroidism is a plant …

Thyroid Disease Symptoms of the Tongue

The thyroid is a highly integrated organ and influences virtually every system in the body. Because of this, thyroid disease can cause a broad range of symptoms that may not easily be traced back to it. For example, thyroid dysfunction …

The Pros and Cons of At-Home Thyroid Tests

Thyroid disease is a common yet often overlooked occurrence. Recently, thyroid patients have begun to take matters into their own hands by using at-home thyroid testing kits. There are many benefits that come with at-home testing. However, there are also …

Are More Doctors Prescribing T3 for Hypothyroidism?

As patients, we trust doctors and the medical community as a whole to provide the best treatment possible for any given condition. Unfortunately, thyroid patients frequently do not get the care they need. For many years, hypothyroidism has been underdiagnosed …

“You, Me and Hypothyroidism” – Book Review

Living with thyroid disease can be an overwhelming and challenging task. The condition itself presents many difficulties including physical and mental changes that can dramatically alter the quality of life for patients as well as the people in their life. …