Hashimoto's vs Graves' Disease: Differences & Similarities
Hashimoto's and Graves' disease represent opposite ends of the thyroid hormone spectrum but have a number of important similarities. While it may be tempting to look at one as a hypothyroid condition and the other as a hyperthyroid condition, if you do this you are missing a lot of important similarities. There are MANY similarities in terms of the root causes between these two conditions and understanding these root causes is what allows you to treat and reverse the condition.
Will Hair Loss from my Thyroid Ever Grow Back? What to Expect & More
Is it possible to grow your hair back if you've lost it from your thyroid? The answer is a resounding yes but only if you know how to treat the problem. Thyroid hair loss is actually a very complex problem and is much different from your run of the mill hair loss that many women experience. The thyroid can cause hair loss in a multitude of ways and often in more ways than one. Learn more about what to expect if you've lost your hair from your thyroid, how long it takes to grow back, and…
6 Causes of Hashimoto's fatigue + How to Restore your Energy Levels
Hashimoto's is known to cause a serious type of debilitating fatigue. But what is actually causing the fatigue in Hashimoto's thyroiditis? You might think it's your thyroid, and you would be partly right, but there are many other conditions that can also contribute. As a thyroid patient suffering from low energy, you should be aware that there are at least 6 causes which can cause fatigue and they aren't obvious. If you treat these 6 causes you can reclaim your energy, though!
High Cholesterol? It's Probably your Thyroid (Here's how to check)
Hypothyroidism is one of the MAIN causes of high cholesterol. Before your doctor tries to put you on cholesterol-lowering medication make sure that you check your thyroid. Low thyroid, hypothyroidism, and Hashimoto's all have the potential to cause high cholesterol and in order to assess if this is the cause of high cholesterol in your body, you MUST get the correct tests. Most doctors are not conditioned to look for thyroid problems in high cholesterol so you may need to ask for the tests.
Feeling worse on Thyroid Medication? Here's What Causes it
Are you feeling worse on thyroid medication? You're not alone. Many people actually feel WORSE when they start taking thyroid medication. But how can this be? Shouldn't thyroid medication make you feel BETTER? You would think so but it's actually more complicated than that. If you are using the wrong type of thyroid medication then you may shut off your thyroid gland and change the ratios of thyroid hormone found in your body. Read more about how this happens and how to fix it.
Warnings Signs & Symptoms of an Overactive Thyroid (+Treatments)
An overactive thyroid is another name for a condition known as hyperthyroidism. Both hyperthyroidism and an overactive all start with the SAME symptoms and this state can occur either because your body is producing too much thyroid hormone or because you are taking too much thyroid medication. So these symptoms are important for ANYONE with a thyroid problem.
Warnings Signs of Iodine Deficiency & How it Affects your Thyroid
There are many warning signs of iodine deficiency and it's important to spot them because of how iodine impacts your BODY and your THYROID. Low iodine causes thyroid problems and leads to cyst formation (among other complications). Learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of low iodine here. I also discuss how to replace low iodine stores in your body, which iodine supplements are ideal if you have low iodine, and how much you should use.
The Connection Between Hypothyroidism and Depression (+Treatment)
Did you know that there is a strong connection between low thyroid and depression and that doctors miss this connection frequently? It's well known that low thyroid or hypothyroidism can cause depression as well as anxiety and this is a symptom of low thyroid! The problem is that so many people are walking around with depression but they don't realize it could be from their thyroid. They often think the depression is a condition of its own. Hashimoto's and Depression.
Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Low T4 (Natural + Conventional)
Do you have low T4 levels? T4 is an important thyroid hormone which is involved in regulating your T3 levels. Many people with low T4 levels often experience many of the symptoms of low thyroid or hypothyroidism. You can use your T4 level to learn important things about how well your thyroid is working including things like thyroid conversion and thyroid hormone production. You can also learn whether or not your thyroid gland is working well.
Swollen & Enlarged Thyroid: What it Means & What Causes it
Do you have thyroid swelling or swelling in your thyroid gland? Thyroid swelling is only caused by very specific conditions and one of the most common conditions is an autoimmune disease known as Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Many women who have Hashimoto's experience thyroid swelling when they interact with certain triggers. These triggers can cause inflammation directly in the thyroid gland which is then felt as welling. There are also many other conditions which cause thyroid swelling as well!
How Hashimoto’s Symptoms change over time + “Flare” up Symptoms
Learn everything you need to know about Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Hashimoto's symptoms in this blog post. You will even learn more about Hashimoto's flare up symptoms and what they mean for your body (plus how to deal with them). Hashimoto's disease is associated with both autoimmune disease symptoms and hypothyroidism symptoms. This can make diagnosis very difficult. Hashimoto's fllare up symptoms are often triggered by immune dysfunction and this is different from thyroid flare ups.
Thyroid Symptoms Checklist - Top 10 Thyroid Symptoms Women Experience
Are you wondering if you have thyroid disease? If so, you need to check your symptoms with this thyroid symptoms checklist. It includes the MOST common thyroid symptoms that women face and experience if they have thyroid disease. Using this symptom checklist will help you determine your NEXT steps and whether or not you need to get thyroid treatment, be on thyroid medication, use thyroid supplements, and more. It all starts by first looking at your symptoms and then taking the next steps.
Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms: Is it your Thyroid or your Adrenals?
Are you suffering from adrenal fatigue symptoms? Are you sure? Did you know that the symptoms of low thyroid function can mimic those of adrenal fatigue? Also, if you have problems in one hormone system you most likely have problems in the other! Learn how to test for adrenal fatigue and how to determine if your problems are really adrenal related or if they are thyroid related. You'll also learn how to test for cortisol levels to help determine your adrenal function. Cortisol adrenal…
How to Find the Perfect Dose of Levothyroxine for Your Body
Are you on Levothyroxine but still experiencing symptoms of Hypothyroidism? Use this dosage guide to help you find how much you should be taking.
Cytomel Side Effects: Is Cytomel the best thyroid medication?
Cytomel is a T3 thyroid medication which is used to treat hypothyroidism. Learn more about the potential side effects it causes and how to deal with them.
Hypothyroidism and Acne Connection: How to clear up your skin
There is a strong connection between hypothyroidism and acne and that is exactly what this article is about. Your thyroid plays a role in the skin such that low thyroid function, hypothyroidism, and Hashimoto's thyroiditis can ALL lead to acne unless treated properly. Even some forms of severe acne can be treated with the right type of thyroid medication or thyroid management. There are also important nutrients that you should be taking if you have thyroid disease which can help clear your…