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Constipation may be an unpleasant topic, but it affects many people with thyroid problems. Here are some helpful tips to keep your digestive system operating smoothly.
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.
Fibrocystic breast disease and breast cancer are common in women who suffer from thyroid disorders. Iodine deficiency has been found to be a cause of both thyroid disorders and breast disease. Iodine can be added to the diet through specific foods and supplements.
Book Review Criteria
What should you expect as a reader when you see a book recommended on the BellaOnline Thyroid Health site. Are you the author of a book you would like to present for review? Ultimately, the goal is to present the most up to date and useful information on a complicated subject.
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.
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?
Autoimmune Disorders and Gluten Intolerance
Gluten Intolerance and/or Celiac Disease can cause several autoimmune disorders, including Hashimoto's and Grave's Disease. Avoiding gluten can lessen the symptoms associated with these disorders and can even cause an improvement in thyroid function. I share my personal experience with gluten.
Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame and sucralose are particularly harmful to anyone with a thyroid disorder and may actually initiate and exacerbate thyroid disorders.
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.
Annoying Symptoms and Helpful Supplements
Thyroid disorders can trigger some aggravating and seemingly unrelated symptoms. Muscle cramps, cold hands and feet, memory loss, dry eyes and hair loss are among some of the non-life threatening grievances. Correcting nutritional deficiencies can make a big impact.
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