Thyroid issues often have vague symptoms. This advice will show you how to spot them and how to check your neck at home.
From your health to the foods you're eating, here’s why you might be constantly cold.
Getting the right diagnosis is key to feeling better this season and beyond.
“I want to share this with people because that’s what success is, it’s staying in your family’s lives."
Watchful waiting may help many patients avoid surgery altogether, but some people may feel too anxious living with a cancer diagnosis and still decide that surgery is right for them. No matter what the patient chooses, it is vital for the entire team to support his or her decision.
3. You're waking up in the middle of the night. Frequently catching colds, dealing with infections or experiencing other
This should be the scary icing on the morbidly uncomfortable cake that is hyperthyroidism, proving beyond a doubt that when it comes to thyroid hormone (as with so many things - even cake), too much is definitely not a good thing.
Just as there are many aspects to what affects the thyroid gland, there are multiple signs that it's not working right. About
In diagnosing thyroid conditions, the reference range is the determining factor that delineates a healthy person from one requiring intervention and medication. Sadly, there are flaws with this system that often lead to people being missed and bypassed for needed treatment.
On May 17th, 2011 I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. Before that day I never took a prescription drug to survive. I never
Yoga has been shown to decrease oxidative stress, which signals an imbalance in free radicals and is linked to disease. It
If you think you may be one of the several millions with undiagnosed thyroid disease, it is important you follow up and get it checked out. Leaving hypothyroidism untreated isn't just about tipping the scales the wrong direction, but also about your long-term health and well-being.
Yoga postures can compress the thyroid and the surrounding lymphatic tissues to squeeze out the blood and intracellular lymphatic fluids making room for fresh replacements. Think of it like wringing out a washcloth under running water.
Many are told they are just perimenopausal and should start supplementing estrogen. Things aren't always cut and dry, however, and simply prescribing estrogen replacement without a deep exploration into the patient's metabolism and chemistry doesn't work.
We praise and, in fact, incentivize preventative care for children, adults and our seniors, such as the annual visit to a GP for a "physical." Why not do the same for efforts to keep the brain healthy? We also need to start talking openly about mental health the way we talk about other health issues. Join the conversation.
Which comes first -- stress or failure? We need more research to know for sure, but if you have been feeling "stuck" in your personal and/or professional life, and you just can't seem to pivot to the next phase, talk to your doctor about these tests. They just might uncover the reason.
One of the most useful reasons for understanding why you have thyroid disease is this: By knowing how it happened, the steps that will help you feel better become more apparent.
The controversy comes about because many authors are recommending high-dose iodine with the hope that it will improve health. Since my practice focuses on thyroid disease, I see all the unfortunate cases where high-dose iodine goes wrong.