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Thyroid perspective update by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 10 Oct 2008 1:08pm Since the publication of the extraordinary HUNT Study relating the entire spectrum of thyroid function and heart issues, I have been vigorously and systematically examining thyroid function in numerous patients. While there's no news in relating flagrant low thyroid function with triggering heart disease in several forms, the cut-off between l ... Read on »
'Roid Rage: Thyroid is a Key Player in Fertility by Marie L. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:10pm Are your hands cold all the time? Do you have a low body temperature (just take it right now, is it is lower than 98 F?) Hair falling out? Dry skin? I used to show up for my yearly physical, and the nurse would always look at the thermometer and go, "Hm....96...did you just drink something cold?" When I'd say no, they'd shrug and say, "Well, ... Read on »
Thyroid by Dr. Paul V. Doctor of ChiropractyFacebook Posted Tue 13 May 2008 5:32pm 11 Comments Although controversial, many believe that hypothyroidism is underdiagnosed and that many people who have had blood tests indicating normal thyroid function may actually suffer from hypothyroidism. Broda Barnes, MD, was perhaps the first to come to the conclusion that many people suffering from chronic illness had underfunctioning thyroi ... Read on »
Beyond Thyroid Medication by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:04pm A number of my patients come into my office with a low functioning thyroid gland.  Typically they have symptoms including fatigue, weight gain that is difficult to overcome, thinning hair and mental “fog.” Nine times out of ten they have been prescribed Synthroid.  I will often re-test their blood levels of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TS ... Read on »
Low Thyroid Hormone in Menopausal Women by Lynette Sheppard Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Tue 17 Nov 2009 3:57pm When I was dragging my weary bod around like a lead weight during perimenopause, I figured it was just part of the Change.  But when my hair began thinning, my hands and feet were cold even though I was so hot generally I felt like a living furnace, and my weight was going up, my nurse mind went “Aha!”.  I need my thyroid tested.  Although th ... 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 »
What is your thyroid telling you? Part 2 by VidyaSury Facebook Posted Wed 22 Sep 2010 12:00am Continued from Part 1 Who Should Be Tested? Everyone should be screened for thyroid dysfunction every five years, beginning at age 35. People with symptoms or risk factors may need tests more often. Hypothyroidism more frequently affects women over age 60. Hyperthyroidism is also more common in women and in people over 60. A family histo ... Read on »
Practical Prevention --Thyroid D... by Jeff C. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 6:21pm Practical Prevention --Thyroid Disease by Elizabeth Smoots, MD Thyroid Trouble: More Common Than You Might Think Over the years I've met many people with thyroid disease. It's probably the most frequent hormone problem I deal with as a family physician. It's also one of the most under-diagnosed and under-treated diseases in America toda ... Read on »
Basic Thyroid Tests You Should Receive or Ask For by Ciara .. Patient Expert Posted Mon 26 Jan 2009 3:47pm A lot of doctors tend to base whether or not you have thyroid disease SOLELY on TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) tests. This was probably the reason mine was not discovered for a long time, because it was always in the normal range. If it had not been for the doctor that discovered my kidney stone, after years of being told I had only UTIs (ur ... Read on »
Question 8: What tests will we have to undergo as part of a fertility evaluation? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted Wed 17 Mar 2010 5:57am Happy Saint Patrick's Day from Dr. G and the rest of the staff here at Dominion Fertility. Let me tell you that Dr. DiMattina's outfit today puts mine to shame! If only all of you could see his day-glo green shoes, belt, tie and hat. Oh well. Perhaps I will post some photos of him this week so you can see what you missed by not hanging out at Dom ... Read on »