Do you have trouble maintaining a healthy weight? Do you exercise regularly and eat a balanced diet, but still find that you are sluggish and can’t stop gaining weight? Do you eat everything you can, but you keep losing weight and having digestive tract issues? Your problem may not lie in anything you’re doing or eating. You simply may have a problem with your thyroid gla … [Read more...] about Do You Have a Healthy Thyroid
Medically known as hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid is not usually serious. It is treated by taking hormone tablets to replace the hormones that your thyroid isn't making.
First of all, what is hypothyroidism? Your thyroid gland produces thyroid hormones (T3 and T4), which regulate your metabolism. If your thyroid gland produces too much of these hormones, you will lose weight at a rapid pace, suffer from goiters, and your eyes may appear to bulge out of your face. That’s hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism, as you may have guessed, is the o … [Read more...] about How to Tell if You Have Hypothyroidism
Symptoms of Thyroid Disease The symptoms of thyroid disease are going to vary from one person to the next. The symptoms depend on the type of thyroid problem. Thyroid hormone imbalance may be due to hypothyroidism - an underactive thyroid, or hyperthyroidism - an overactive thyroid. For both conditions, the symptoms may develop over a variable time frame. Many of the symptoms … [Read more...] about What Are the Symptoms of Thyroid Diseases?
It’s so easy to blame your thyroid for those extra 10 or 15 pounds. An underactive thyroid, referred to medically as hypothyroidism, can lead to unexplained weight gain, fatigue, constipation, brittle nails, dry skin, joint and muscle pain, depression, memory loss and a puffy face. Hypothyroidism is a condition that’s common in women, especially those over the age of 60. But … [Read more...] about Gained a Few – How to Know If Your Thyroid is to Blame
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a disorder of the thyroid that is believed to be caused by a combination of environmental and genetic factors, some of which are unknown. Sufferers of this condition have white blood cells (lymphocytes) that accumulate in the thyroid, damaging the thyroid cells. When too many cells die or are damaged, the thyroid function is hindered making it unable t … [Read more...] about Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and the autoimmune system