Hypothyroidism & Hyperthyroidism
Hypothyroid is a condition of low thyroid hormone. Hypothyroidism is a condition of an overactive thyroid. These conditions are very common and occasionally a person may experience both symptoms.
Antibodies a Cause of Hypothyroid Symptoms?
Do you still have symptoms of hypothyroidism such as fatigue, brain fog, muscles aches, depression etc..., despite being on treatment? In this article we explore the fact that unrelieved symptoms may be associated with thyroid antibody levels and not hormone levels only.
Basics about Central Hypothyroidism
While most cases of hypothyroidism are caused by the immune system, some patients experience a type called "Central Hypothyroidism". This condition of low thyroid hormone, is due to a failure of the pituitary gland, in regulating thyroid function.
Best Results from Thyroid Hormone Therapy
Here are a few pointers for getting the best results from thyroid hormone replacement therapy. These can help your medication work at its best level for you.
Congenital Hypothyroidism What is it?
Some newborn babies have-under active thyroid glands and the term for this condition is "Congenital Hypothyroidism". Learn more...
Hashimoto's-Hypothyroidism a Cause of CFS
Recent medical research has been published, connecting Hashimoto's thyroiditis to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Some patients who are believed to have CFS need to be tested for thyroid antibodies and possibly have a thyroid fine-needle biopsy performed.
Hyperparathyroidism and Hypothyroidism
Hyperparathyroid symptoms and Hypothyroid symtoms mimic each other. While some doctors do not believe in the relationship of the parathyroid and the thyroid glands other than their close proximity, other physicians draw a link to the calcium regulation function of both glands.
Hyperthyroidism and Its Causes
Hyperthyroidism is a condition of excess thyroid hormone. When hormone levels are too high, the resulting sped up metabolism in the body, causes hyperthyroid symptoms. This article further describes this over-active thyroid condition and the causes of it.
Hypothyroid & Hyperthyroid at the Same Time
Some patients with autoimmune hypothyroidism experience spells of hyperthyroidism (Hashitoxicosis). When this happens, their Doctor should test them for "TSI antibodies", which normally occur with Grave´s Disease. If the antibodies are present, they may be a candidate for "block & replace" therapy.
Hypothyroid Hormone Therapy Always Perfect?
Many thyroid patients still have a degree of hypothyroid symptoms even when their thyroid levels are in the normal range. We are grateful for thyroid hormone replacement therapy but must also realize that patients do not always see perfect results and complete symptom relief.
T4 or T3 Therapy for Treating Hypothyroidism?
The controversy continues as to whether patients with hypothyroidism should be treated with T4 only hormone replacement or with a T4 and T3 combination hormone. I believe both types can work if monitored well. More thoughts on the subject in this article.
Taking Thyroid Medication Before a Blood Draw
One question I have heard often from hypothyroid patients being treated with hormone therapy is; "Should I take my thyroid hormone dose the same morning before my blood draw?" Read more details in this article!
Things that can Hinder Hypothyroid Treatment
When a patient recieving thyroid hormone replacement therapy for hypothyroidism, doesn't experience the expected results, there are other hormonal imbalances and nutritional deficiencies that could be the culprit. This article looks at some of those possible hindrances to successful treatment.
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