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Thyroid Problems by BerryRipe Posted Thu 31 Jan 2013 5:00pm Nearly every metabolic process in the human body is influenced by the hormones produced by the thyroid gland. But when the thyroid acts up, it can cause a wide range of problems, from minor annoyances like a swollen gland to life threatening diseases and thyroid problems like thyroid cancer. An abnormal production of hor ... Read on »
Thyroiditis by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:41pm I went and saw an endocrinologist on Thursday afternoon. He told me that I have what appears to be a simple inflammation of my thyroid. I guess this is not uncommon, and he made it seem like my kidney disease may have been the cause, though they could never tell for sure what caused it. You might be asking, what does the thyroid gland do? W ... Read on »
Selenium, Iodine and Autoimmune Hashimoto's Thyroiditis by Jeffrey Dach MD by Jeffrey Dach MD Medical Doctor Posted Wed 14 Sep 2011 9:33am Hashmotos, Selenium and Iodine, Part Two A previous article (Part One) discussed Selenium for Hashimoto's thyroiditis with four clinical studies showing antibody levels decreasing after selenium supplementation.   This article is Part Two of this series, further discussing the role of Iodine ... Read on »
Thyroid issues and PPMDs by Atlanta Mom .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 27 Jan 2009 7:17pm UGH- So on Tuesday my doc ran a thyroid test on me. Since I was diagnosed with Postpartum Thyroiditis in Jan. 08 and it had been a year (6 months longer than I should have waited for a re-test) he wanted to see if my condition had improved. Today I got the news that at a broad level I am still experiencing hyperthyroidism. I am kind of bummed. ... Read on »
Is Your Thyroid In Good Shape? by Cascia T. Posted Fri 22 Nov 2013 6:31pm We all get tired from time to time. It’s no wonder, when we are juggling family, work and all the other demands of day-to-day life. However, if you find that you are tired all of the time, then it may be a sign of a more serious condition. One of the most common causes of fatigue in women is an underactive thyroid – in fact, it ... Read on »
How Important is The Thyroid Gland? by WisdomThatHeals Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:05pm The thyroid gland is located just below the larynx in the neck. It differs from other endocrine glands because it stores the hormones that it produces for future use rather than excreting them into the bloodstream for immediate use. The hormones produced by the thyroid, Thyroxine (T4) and Triiodothyronine (T3), are responsible for stimulating ... Read on »
Selenium for Hashimotos Thyroiditis by Jeffrey Dach MD by Jeffrey Dach MD Medical Doctor Posted Sat 07 Nov 2009 3:26pm Selenium for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis by Jeffrey Dach MD Susan had Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune thyroid disorder that causes fatigue, puffy face and muscle weakness.  For the past year, she had been going to another doctor who started her on thyroid medication, and che ... Read on »
Foods For Your Thyroid Gland by thyroid_foods Posted Mon 06 Jul 2009 10:53am   Your thyroid gland is located at the bottom of your throat. It is responsible for secreting  two important  hormones : triiodothyronine, (T3) and thyroxin (T4).     The quantity of these two hormones dictates many body functions, including how energy is produced.  You need a good nutrition plan and good thyroid foods to support thyroid funct ... Read on »
A 7-step Plan to Boost Your Low Thyroid and Metabolism by Mark Hyman, M.D. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 16 Sep 2008 11:57pm 3 Comments Last week, I told you about low thyroid function and how it affects more than 30 million women and 15 million men. So why are we seeing such an epidemic of thyroid problems? Well, chronic thyroid problems can be caused by many factors. These include environmental toxins such as pesticides, which act as hormone or endocrine disruptors and in ... Read on »
Clinical Video : Examination of the Thyroid Gland by Dr. Chan C. Posted Thu 19 Feb 2009 5:32pm 1 Comment A video of the thyroid gland examination technique. Read on »