Hypothyroidism

Simple Thyroid Testing You Can Do at Home

Last week, we discussed how hypothyroidism can contribute to weight gain. And now I’d like to tell about thyroid testing to determine if you have low thyroid function. The gold standard for the diagnosis of hypothyroidism is the thyrotropin test, highly sensitive thyroid testing that measures blood…

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Do You Have Low Thyroid Function?

…Slow heartbeat * Cold hands and feet * Slow wound healing * Depression * Memory disturbances * Difficulty concentrating Of even greater concern, hypothyroidism can contribute to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and osteoporosis. If you have any of the symptoms listed above for low thyroid function…

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Help for Hair Loss

…treating hair loss. The first thing to consider is what could be causing the hair loss in the first place. Thinning hair is a hallmark symptom of hypothyroidism, so I suggest you start by having your thyroid hormones checked and, if levels are low, request a prescription for natural (Armour) thyroid. Other…

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7 Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

…producing enough T3 and T4, the dominant thyroid hormones, a condition called hypothyroidism develops. And hypothyroidism can have widespread adverse effects on your health and well-being. Common Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism * Fatigue, despite getting adequate sleep * Weight gain and an inability…

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5 Easy, Effective Ways To Boost Your Metabolism

People often talk about having a slow metabolism that makes it tough to lose weight. But what exactly is metabolism? It’s the breakdown and processing of nutrients from the foods we eat and their transformation into energy. Metabolic rate, which differs from person to person, is influenced by a…

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Simple Steps for Boosting Metabolism

Metabolism refers to the breakdown and processing of nutrients from the foods we eat and their transformation into energy. Metabolic rate, which differs from person to person, is influenced by a number of factors, such as genetics, body composition, hormones, and gender. If you have a fast…

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