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Adrenal Gland Function
The adrenal glands, like the thyroid gland, are members of the endocrine system and work in conjunction with each other. The adrenal glands help to regulate blood pressure, blood sugar, heart rate, metabolism, fatigue, libido, sleep patterns and the classic "fight or flight" stress response.
Leaky Gut Syndrome
Leaky Gut Syndrome is a common and often unrecognized condition whereby food passes through the lining of the small intestine and triggers a series of undesirable side effects. Leaky Gut Syndrome also sets the stage for the development of a variety of autoimmune diseases.
Breast Health and Iodine
Law makers and doctors are recognizing that mammography is not a reliable method for detecting cancer in patients with dense breast tissue. Thyroid patients often also have fibrocystic breasts. Iodine supplementation can cure fibrocystic breasts and decrease the potential for developing cancer.
Beyond TSH, T4 and T3 Blood Tests
What do you do if your standard thyroid blood tests come back in the normal range, but you don't feel normal? What tests should you ask for? What if your doctor won't conduct the tests? What can you do to help yourself?
Blood Test Primer
There are a variety of blood tests that can be taken to diagnose thyroid disorders. This article summarizes the major thyroid blood tests, indicates the normal ranges and provides information to analyze the test results.
The information provided on the Thyroid Health site on Bella Online is for information and educational purposes only and may not be interpreted as medical advice.
Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety and depression are symptoms associated with thyroid disorders. If you or someone you know is suffering with on-going anxiety and depression, it is important to test thyroid function. If thyroid disorders are the root cause, no amount of psychiatric drugs will correct the issues.
Finding a doctor who is willing to be a supportive partner is vital to successfully treating thyroid disorders. Each patient needs to be comfortable in asking question and knowing that the physician is listening and responding to the patient's symptoms.
Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame and sucralose are particularly harmful to anyone with a thyroid disorder and may actually initiate and exacerbate thyroid disorders.
Food Matters - Movie Review
Food Matters is an excellent movie about the body's amazing ability to heal itself when it is provided with the proper nutrition. Eating a healthy diet and taking vitamins are key to maintaining health - stressing the importance of the old saying - "we are what we eat".
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