Hypothyroidism While Pregnant

You have just found out that you are pregnant! You have been trying for years (or maybe it's a surprise), but then comes that thought in the back of your head: you have hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is hard to maintain, especially when you are pregnant. Even if you do not have hypothyroidism before pregnancy, it can… Continue reading Hypothyroidism While Pregnant

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Working Out with Hypothyroidism

Physical activity is extremely important when you suffer with hypothyroidism. Being physically active can help you manage your symptoms including fatigue, weight gain, and joint stiffness. regular exercise plays a vital role in your hypothyroidism management plan and helps boost your metabolism, as well. Trust us, we get that working out with hypothyroidism can be… Continue reading Working Out with Hypothyroidism

Foods to Eat (and Avoid) with Hypothyroidism

Eating healthy is important, especially when you have hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism affects your everyday life and some foods can interfere with your treatment of your hypothyroidism. Thus, making symptoms more prevalent. Having hypothyroidism can seem like you're alone on a stranded island, but the truth is over 20 million people live with hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism can lead to… Continue reading Foods to Eat (and Avoid) with Hypothyroidism

How to Have the ‘Talk’ With Your Doctor

Hypothyroidism, or under-active thyroid disease, affects over three million people a year. However, many people go undiagnosed because they are afraid to speak with their doctor about the symptoms they are experiencing. Hypothyroidism affects 1 in 8 women, but can also affect men. Symptoms of hypothyroidism can include fatigue, dry skin, weight gain, and joint pain… Continue reading How to Have the ‘Talk’ With Your Doctor

Detecting Thyroid Dysfunction with Non-Thyroid Tests

If you have been suffering from fatigue, increased pain, unexplained weight gain, muscle weakness, dry skin, and constipation, you might be experiencing a thyroid dysfunction — either hyper or hypothyroidism. Because the thyroid is responsible for manufacturing and regulating a wide variety of hormones, any malfunction in this small gland can throw your body out of… Continue reading Detecting Thyroid Dysfunction with Non-Thyroid Tests

The Connection Between Hypothyroidism And Heart Problems

Hypothyroidism and heart problems are closely linked because of the low levels of thyroid hormones in your body. To add to the long list of hypothyroid symptoms checklists, the effects of an under-active thyroid can range from hypothyroidism tachycardia to a slow hypothyroid heart rate. The physical toll hypothyroidism takes on your heart can be extreme and… Continue reading The Connection Between Hypothyroidism And Heart Problems

Thyroid Eye Disease: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Thyroid eye disease (TED), also known as Graves’ eye disease or Graves’ ophthalmopathy, is an autoimmune disorder where the body’s immune cells attack its own healthy organs such as the thyroid gland. There are over a million patients diagnosed with thyroid eye disease. Keep reading to find out more about this autoimmune disorder. Thyroid Eye Disease | What… Continue reading Thyroid Eye Disease: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Factors Affecting Thyroid Hormone Levels

It’s necessary to maintain awareness of your thyroid hormone levels because this is a major indicator of the efficiency of the cycles that maintain your body’s daily functioning. Understanding the factors affecting the fluctuation of your thyroid hormones aside from the thyroid hormone effects is also important. This is because of how this awareness of… Continue reading Factors Affecting Thyroid Hormone Levels

Achieve a Healthy Weight and Enhance Thyroid Health With One Simple Trick

An unhealthy weight can lead to serious health risks like obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and even heart disease - the #1 cause of death in the United States. Avoiding unwanted weight gain as a hypothyroidism patient can be an incredible challenge. One of the most common symptoms of this thyroid disease is… Continue reading Achieve a Healthy Weight and Enhance Thyroid Health With One Simple Trick

The Relationship Between Thyroid Health & Sleep Disorders

Do you struggle to stay awake during the day? Find it difficult to fall asleep no matter how tired you are? Toss and turn all night when you do manage to fall asleep? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you likely suffer from a sleep disorder. Chronic fatigue and trouble sleeping are… Continue reading The Relationship Between Thyroid Health & Sleep Disorders