Belinda Elwin is the Head of Nutrition and Dietetics Department at War Memorial Hospital. Her qualifications include Bach. Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Newcastle and Accredited Practising Dietitian Membership from the Dietitians Association of Australia. Belinda is a fully Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Nutritionist who has experience working with both … [Read more...] about Belinda Elwin
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.
Juhi Bhambhaney is a Dietitian and Nutritionist. Her qualifications include Master of Nutrition & Dietetics, Bachelor of Science (Food Science) from the University of Sydney and Accredited Practising Dietitian Membership from the Dietitians Association of Australia. Dietitians are experts in food and nutrition. Juhi provides personally tailored advice to her clients. Her … [Read more...] about Juhi Bhambhaney
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 … [Read more...] about Do You Have a Healthy Thyroid
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 … [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 … [Read more...] about Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and the autoimmune system
About Hypothyroidism You should never delay getting treatment when you notice any of the symptoms of hypothyroidism. The sooner you talk to your doctor and find out if the symptoms you are experiencing are caused by a thyroid condition the better. Getting prompt treatment will decrease the severity of the symptoms of hypothyroidism which may get worse as the disease … [Read more...] about When to Seek Treatment for the Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
Treating an Underactive Thyroid Do you suffer from memory problems, weight gains, loss of energy and hair loss? Are you and your doctor having a hard time locking down the cause and plotting the best course of treatment? Like about a million other Australians, you may be experiencing the effects of an underactive thyroid. If you have questions or concerns about underactive … [Read more...] about Underactive Thyroid Treatment
The effects of Hypothyroidism If you are suffering from hypothyroidism and the symptoms of underactive thyroid, then you are most likely on the hunt for information regarding your new diagnosis. The good news is that hypothyroidism is not life threatening, but the symptoms of the disease can seriously affect your ability to enjoy life on a day-to-day basis. In its most basic … [Read more...] about Hypothyroidism and the Symptoms of Underactive Thyroid