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Category Archives: Thyroid

How Hypothyroidism Affects the Entire Body

The deep interconnectivity of the body means that the areas directly impacted by poor thyroid function can reverberate and damage other, seemingly unrelated areas. Hypothyroidism is one of the most common forms of thyroid disease that, like other thyroid conditions, …

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How Thyroid Dysfunction and Menopause are Connected

Typically, perimenopause, the precursor to menopause, develops in the late 30s and early to mid 40s. Women in this age group may be familiar with various symptoms associated with the condition such as discomfort, hot flashes, and difficult menstruation. Many …

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Can Thyroid Dysfunction Cause Shoulder Pain?

Although the most common problems associated with thyroid issues involve energy level, cognitive function, and weight fluctuations, there is another area of discomfort that can develop from thyroid dysfunction. Muscle and joint pain is not an uncommon occurrence for those …

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Wendy Williams Was Diagnosed with Graves’ Disease – What Is It?

Recently, the well-known daytime talk show host Wendy Williams began a three-week hiatus in order to focus on her newly diagnosed condition. On her show, aired on Wednesday February 21st, the 53-year-old host announced that she had been diagnosed with …

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Is There a Connection Between Hives and Thyroid Dysfunction?

Hives are red, itchy welts on the skin that vary in size and can appear anywhere on the body. They occur when histamine is released on the skin. Hives are considered chronic when they appear daily for six weeks or …

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Can Thyroid Dysfunction Cause Heat Intolerance?

A frequently overlooked indicator of thyroid dysfunction is intolerance to warmer conditions. Typically, this symptom presents itself in hyperthyroid patients. However, any form of thyroid dysfunction, especially those related to autoimmune dysfunction, can result in a person suffering from poor …

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What Are the Different Types of Thyroid Disease?

According to the American Thyroid Association, over 12 percent of the American population will develop some form of thyroid disease during their life. Therefore, it is important that Americans, and the world at large, be well aware of and informed …

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What is Congenital Hypothyroidism and How Common is It?

For most people, thyroid dysfunction develops after they are well out of childhood. However, a notable percentage of the population is born with it or develops it shortly after birth. This form of thyroid dysfunction is known as congenital hypothyroidism. …

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Is Natural Desiccated Thyroid (NDT) Safe?

An effective alternative to levothyroxine is natural desiccated thyroid (NDT). Unfortunately, due to ignorance of NDT and proliferation of misinformation, many doctors and patients are unaware or fearful of this viable treatment. Lack of awareness and insidious rumors have resulted …

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Achieving Wellness Through Thyroid Support

One of the keys to supporting overall health is taking care of the thyroid. This small gland located just under the larynx controls nearly every aspect of health including weight management, energy, metabolism, cognitive function, heart health, and many more. …

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