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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. …

The Important Role of Iodine in Treating Hypothyroidism

Thyroid disease, particularly hypothyroidism, is an increasingly common problem in the United States. It is estimated that nearly 4.6 percent of Americans (about five out of every hundred) have some degree of hypothyroidism. This is accompanied by an expectation that …

Can Hypothyroidism Cause Water Retention and Edema?

Water is an essential part of healthy bodily function. In fact, up to 70 percent of the human body is composed of water. It is found in bones, blood, organs, muscles, and many other cells and tissues throughout. However, even …

Is There a Connection Between Headaches and Thyroid Dysfunction?

Recurrent pain of any sort can be a hindrance to everyday life and well-being. However, headaches and migraines tend to be particularly disruptive. The occurrence of head pain is exceptionally common with nearly 90 percent of the population have occasional …

What Are Optimal Thyroid Levels?

There is a serious misconception in the medical community regarding thyroid testing and treatment practices. Many medical professionals including endocrinologists incorrectly believe that the standard thyroid testing protocol provides an accurate view of thyroid function. In reality, the current…

Can Thyroid Dysfunction Cause Depression and Anxiety?

Mental health is a growing concern in the United States. Reports state that annually an estimated 19 million adults in America suffer from depression and over 300 million worldwide. Some argue that the increasing number of societal stressors are to …

Is Coffee Harming Your Thyroid?

Coffee has become exceptionally prolific throughout the United States. For many, the addictive and energizing beverage is an essential part of their morning routine. Most regard this habit as harmless. However, thyroid patients who drink coffee may be inadvertently harming …

Is Your Diet Sabotaging Your Thyroid and Metabolism?

Diet is one of the most influential factors of individual wellness. Unfortunately, dieting can sometimes feel like a pointless and frustrating practice. Many individuals who employ aggressive, overly-restrictive diets experience a quick shedding of pounds only to soon return to …

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