What Triggers Thyroid Autoimmunity?

Thyroid hormones regulate energy levels and every function of the human body. At the same time, the thyroid gland is highly vulnerable to autoimmune diseases that disturb thyroid function. The incidence of autoimmune conditions Hashimoto’s and Graves’ disease has increased dramatically over the past few decades, affecting up to 5% of the general population. This number is comparable to type 2 diabetes which is considered to be a modern epidemic. Who Is At Risk? Autoimmune thyroid diseases … [Read more...]

Risks of hyperthyroidism and what you can do about it

Hyperthyroidism can be complicated by severe cardiovascular disease, neurological and psychiatric manifestations that may require hospital admission or urgent treatment. Untreated hyperthyroidism especially puts elderly people at a higher risk for atrial fibrillation, cardiovascular disease, thyroid eye disease, hip fracture, decreased bone mineral density and adversely affects their quality of life. Health risks of hyperthyroidism About 85% of patients with hyperthyroidism develop … [Read more...]

Overactive thyroid in women

Hyperthyroidism is an over active thyroid gland that produces an excessive amount of thyroid hormones. With hyperthyroidism levels of thyroixine T4 or triiodothyronine T3 or both are high and thyroid stimulating hormone TSH is suppressed. In the subclinical hyperthyroidism T3 and T4 are normal but TSH is low. Women have hyperthyroidism 20 times more frequently than men. The incidence of hyperthyroidism is higher in iodine deficient areas due to nodular goitre with autonomic nodules which … [Read more...]

Diagnostic Tests For Hypothyroidism

A comprehensive thyroid check should include evaluation of signs and symptoms in combination with advanced thyroid lab tests for hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s disease in order to make a proper diagnosis. The treatment cannot be successful without a correct diagnosis. Lab tests help to identify the thyroid problem and make necessary changes to restore the thyroid function. Evaluation of the symptoms combined with appropriate lab testing is the best approach to make a diagnosis. Thyroid tests … [Read more...]

Causes Of Hypothyroidism In Women

A guest article written by Marina Gutner, PhD from Thyroid Blog Outsmart Disease Hypothyroidism is a common endocrine disorder caused by a deficiency of thyroid hormone. Dr Datis Kharrazian describes 22 causes of hypothyroidism, however only 6 of them can be diagnosed using standard thyroid blood testing. Primary hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland fails to produce thyroid hormones necessary to meet the body’s metabolic needs. Secondary hypothyroidism is caused either by … [Read more...]

Underactive thyroid in women

Hypothyroidism is a common endocrine disorder resulting from deficiency of thyroid hormones. If the thyroid gland does not secrete enough thyroid hormones the body requires then the metabolism slows down and the woman becomes hypothyroid. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is the most common autoimmune disease and cause of hypothyroidism in North America and other industrialized countries. This health condition runs in the family and occurs six times more often in women than in men. In Hashimoto's … [Read more...]

Can An Alkaline Diet Heal Your Thyroid?

A Guest Article by Dr. Nikolas Hedberg D.C., D.A.B.C.I., Holistic Physician and Author of the book The Thyroid Alternative: Renew Your Thyroid Naturally Some of you have probably heard of eating an alkaline-diet to prevent cancer but did you know it also helps with thyroid disease as well? Establishing an alkaline pH is the first step to overcoming thyroid disease. Your body basically has either an alkaline or an acidic pH. This is determined by factors such as diet, mineral intake, … [Read more...]

7 Thyroid Factors That Are Too Important To Be Ignored

Guest Article by Magdalena Wszelaki, a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Josie Lincoln, Naturopathic Nutritional Advisor and Detox Specialist Most thyroid patients (we are talking around 90%) suffer from a secondary thyroid disease. This means that it’s not the thyroid that originally (or primarily) failed. The most common reason for the gland to fail (go under- or over-active) is an autoimmune attack; the immune system launches an attack on the thyroid. Modern medicine does not have … [Read more...]

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