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How is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Treated?

Hashimoto’s disease, also known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an auto immune disease that causes inflammation of the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland which is part of the body’s endocrine system is in charge of regulating the body’s energy use, production … Continue reading

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How Pregnancy Affects the Thyroid Gland

A normal pregnancy causes substantial changes in the thyroid gland interfering with thyroid hormone production.  Pregnancy places an increased pressure and demand on the thyroid gland. In pregnancy, hormones and estrogen are produced at higher levels than normal.  This will … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism

What is Hyperthyroidism? Hyperthyroidism is also known as overactive thyroid.  It is a medical condition where the thyroid gland is overactive as it produces too much thyroid hormone making metabolism go at a faster pace than it should. Here are … Continue reading

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Thyroid Problems After Pregnancy

Hormonal Changes During Pregnancy When a woman is pregnant, her body produces more hormones than usual. This is the cause of mood swings, changes in appetite, having feelings of extreme tiredness, or excessive sleepiness. When the baby is finally out … Continue reading

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Understanding Underactive Thyroid Hormone

Thyroid problems affect over 20 million Americans with approximately two million more having this condition and not know it yet. Underactive thyroid can affect anyone, but women tend to have a greater risk for this illness. It also affects people … Continue reading

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One Possible Reason Why You Are Losing Your Hair

Have you been wondering why you have been losing your hair? Every time you brush your hair, do you notice more hair piling up in your hair brush? Are you noticing that you’re gaining weight lately, even though you’ve been … Continue reading

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The Thyroid Dysfunction Called Hypothroidism

While it is common for some people to have heard of an under active thyroid, many still don’t realize the symptoms or ramifications involved with having a thyroid dysfunction. An under active thyroid or Hypothyroidism is a condition whereby the … Continue reading

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When A Thyroid Dysfunctions

Do you know where your thyroid gland is? How about what it does? Your thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland in your neck, which produces a variety of hormones needed by your body. When working right, your thyroid keeps your … Continue reading

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Human Thyroid Dysfunctions

A person usually has hypothyroidism when they have an under active thyroid which results from insufficient production of the thyroid hormone. The most common symptoms of this condition include constipation, weight gain, fatigue, low blood pressure body pain, depression, fluid … Continue reading

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Important Thyroid Information

Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune disease where the thyroid gland is slowly destroyed by various antibodies and cell mediated immune processes. This disease affects the thyroid which is a small gland located below the Adam’s apple, at the base of the … Continue reading

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