Thyroid

The autoimmune protocol (AIP) diet: Does it actually help thyroid conditions?

Thyroid disorders are extremely common in the U.S. — approximately 20 million Americans suffer from some sort of thyroid condition and 60 percent are unaware that they even have one. Women are 5 to 8 times more likely to develop a thyroid condition than men.  Despite so many people suffering from these conditions, there is …

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Having a healthy thyroid is all about hormone balance

Women often think about their hormones at three life stages — puberty, pregnancy and menopause. But hormones affect you every day, and arguably none more so than thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). Thyroid stimulating hormone, also called metabolic hormone, helps regulate tissue growth and development, blood pressure and how many calories your body needs to function. …

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Weathering the perils of thyroid storm

Your thyroid gland produces thyroid hormone, which regulates your metabolism, growth and temperature. When your thyroid gland malfunctions, you may seem a little off balance. If it makes too little thyroid hormone, you feel sluggish and tired. If it makes too much, you’re shaky and anxious. If your thyroid gland makes way too much thyroid …

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Lack of energy could be hypothyroidism

Martha rarely could muster up the energy to exercise. She felt tired all the time, and it seemed she was gaining weight, even though she was eating less, not more, than usual. Her physician checked her thyroid hormone levels. Sure enough, her thyroid gland was underfunctioning in a condition called hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is the underproduction …

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Hyperthyroidism — Your body in overdrive

Carrie was overjoyed. She was losing weight — and she wasn’t even trying! She had lost two dress sizes in the last six months. Unfortunately — as she found out at her yearly exam — the weight loss was due to hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism is the overproduction of the thyroid hormone thyroxine, or T4, says Deepika …

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