Thyroid Symptoms in Women

Thyroid Symptoms in Women – Recognize, Get Diagnosed Early Being aware of the most common thyroid symptoms in women will help with diagnosis and treatment  for you. The truth of the matter is that women tend to struggle with thyroid problems more than their male counterparts. However, many cases are still being misdiagnosed or under diagnosed, due to the fact that women aren’t taking note of their symptoms quickly enough. Thyroid Problems or Another Illness? There are known cases where … Read More →

What is Underactive Thyroid?

"What is Underactive Thyroid?" – A question a lot of us ask ourselves If you’re displaying thyroid symptoms, you may find yourself asking this question. Do You Have Hypothyroidism? The thyroid produces T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine), two hormones which control the body’s metabolism. These hormones are controlled by TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), a hormone that the pituitary gland produces, and which prompts the production of T3 and T4 by the thyroid gland. The thyroid may, however, malfunction and become … Read More →

Elevated TSH – What are High TSH Levels?

    If like me, you’re familiar with the topic of thyroid disease, you’ve most likely heard or read about elevated TSH. But what exactly are high TSH levels, and how do they affect someone living with thyroid disease. Let me share what I’ve learn’t with you. What is TSH? Thyroid Stimulating Hormone or TSH is a chemical produced by the pituitary gland. TSH triggers the thyroid to produce a hormone called T4. The body converts T4 into a more … Read More →

Thyroid Dysfunction with Aging – Longevity and Hypothyroidism? – Silver Lining?

Thyroid Dysfunction with Aging Over the years, numerous medical observations have hinted that hypothyroidism somehow leads to a longer life. However, it wasn’t’t until I came across a review published by the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Medical University of Lodz, Poland, November 2012 that I began to believe in the authenticity of these observations. The findings published in this review are too interesting not to share; as such, I’m now passing on what I’ve learnt. Longevity and Thyroid … Read More →

Why Am I Always Cold?

If you find that you’re asking the question, “Why am I always cold?” more frequently than the average person; you should seek medical attention. It’s possibly that you’re always feeling cold because you’re suffering from cold intolerance, which is an abnormal reactiveness to cold temperatures or cold environments. Causes of Cold Intolerance There are some persons (particularly those who are very thin), who cannot endure cold temperatures due to the fact that they have an insufficient amount of body fat. … Read More →

Hypothyroidism and Weight Gain

Hypothyroidism and weight gain go hand in hand because when thyroid function is low, metabolism slows down as well. While not all people with hypothyroidism gain weight, it is very often one of the symptoms of this condition. Thyroid hormones not only play a significant role in metabolism, which in turn affects weight, but insufficient thyroid function can result in fluid retention, further contributing to weight gain. Another reason why hypothyroidism and weight gain are connected is that this condition … Read More →

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