Unexpected Signs of Hypothyroidism

Unexpected Signs of Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough amounts of thyroid hormones that the body needs to function normally. This condition can be cause by a variety of factors. Iodine deficiency and too much stress are the main culprits of hypothyroidism. But there can also be other underlying conditions that may […]

Thyroid Disease Linked To Non-Stick Chemicals

Thyroid Disease Linked To Non-Stick Chemicals

A recent study has linked a chemical that is also used for common consumer goods such as non-stick frying pans to possible thyroid conditions. It may raise some questions on how exposure to such chemicals may have potential health risks.Researchers from Exeter University in the UK have found that people with high levels of perfluorooctanoic acid or PFOA in their blood also experienced higher risks for thyroid diseases, conditions that may affect the body’s metabolism. PFOA is a common industrial…

What Is Hashimoto's Disease?

What Is Hashimoto's Disease?

Hashimoto’s disease is a condition characterized by an inflamed thyroid. Also known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, it is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system mistakenly invades the thyroid gland. The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland that can be found at the base of the neck. It is part of the endocrine system that produces essential hormones for the body that aids in various functions from metabolism to reproduction. Causes of hashimoto’s diseaseThe underlying cause of Hashimoto’…

Can Basal Body Temperature Diagnose a Thyroid Condition?

Can Basal Body Temperature Diagnose a Thyroid Condition?

There have been articles which say that Basal Body Temperature (target range being 97.8 to 98.2 ) is much more accurate than blood tests. A woman doctor has used her Basal Body temperature (BBT) as a guide to determine if she has met her optimum thyroid medication level. She took her temperature under her arm first thing upon waking for 3 days in a row and writes it down. Her basal temperature for the 3 days ranged from 95.8 to 96.8, though her Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone or TSH level at her las…

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a condition wherein an individual has an underactive thyroid. This leads to the insufficient production of the thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland. There are many causes of hypothyroidism and it differs from one individual to another. Causes of hypothyroidismThe most common cause of the condition is iodine deficiency. It can also be caused by a variety of diseases. Hypothyroidism can also be caused by a pituitary gland that does not produce enough TSH (thyroid stimulating horm…