Thyroid diseases can exist co-morbidly (occur at the same time) with other illnesses and conditions. They can also lead to the development of other related diseases, including autoimmune ones.
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.
Basic Facts about Goiters
When you have a goiter, this means you are experiencing swelling in your thyroid gland. Goiters can be mild to severe and can have multiple causes including thyroid autoimmunity (Graves' & Hashimoto's) and iodine deficiency. Some goiters also have thyroid nodules associated with them.
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.
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.
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.
EB-Virus Associated With Thyroid Disease
Vast amounts of research has been done in regard to the Epstein-Barr Virus and its connection to autoimmune diseases. These studies have concluded that EBV is associated with autoimmune thyroiditis and many other diseases. See the list of these in this article.
Epstein-Barr Virus a Cause of Hashimoto’s?
Reputable research published by medical groups including PubMed (National Institutes of Health), associate the development of autoimmune diseases, including Hashimoto's thyroiditis, with the "Epstein-Barr Virus". I believe that EBV is the cause of thyroid disease in my own case. Read more.
Estrogen dominance is plaguing our world. Plastics, cosmetics, cleaning products, foods, soy, pesticides, birth control pills, air fresheners and even laundry soap are contributing to the toxic levels of synthetic estrogen hormones in our environment. What is this doing to your health?
Fatigue Despite Thyroid Hormone Therapy?
Some hypothyroid patients complain of low energy and fatigue despite being treated for hypothyroidism. This article looks at a few simple suggestions that can help in this area.
Fibromyalgia and CFS Site
Veronica Easterling Thomas is a writer/coach/ and direct sales consultant from Bossier City, Louisiana. As a Fibromyalgia patient, Veronica Thomas knows first hand of the pain and change of daily activity. Because of a decrease in work due to this illness and the rising medical costs of fibromyalgia treatment, Veronica has developed her own line of natural, personal care products, B´Veja Botantica´.
Hair loss is a common symptom for people suffering from hypothyroidism. Hair loss may be one of the first symptoms people notice prior to being diagnosed with hypothyroidism. When thyroid medication returns the thyroid to balance, hair regrowth generally occurs within six months.
Hashimoto's Encephalopathy Rare but Serious
Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy is a serious neuro-endocrine disorder, that has a sudden onset (acute) and can be potentially life threatening. The condition is caused by "thyroid antibodies" and not by thyroid hormone levels.
Hashimoto’s and Rheumatic Symptoms
Patients with Hashimoto's Autoimmune Hypothyroidism, often list joint & muscle aches as one of their major symptoms. Some patients do not see complete relief of these symptoms with thyroid hormone replacement therapy.
Hypothyroidism and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Joint and muscle pain and stiffness are common hypothyroid symptoms that usually improve with thyroid hormone replacement therapy. Some patients may not see significant imrovement and need to be tested for Rheumatoid Arthritis and other types that can be co-morbid to autoimmune thyroid disease.
Hypothyroidism and Unresolved Joint/Muscle Pain
Some patients being treated for hypothyroidism, do not see the expected relief from joint/muscle pain. When this happens, it is important to make sure their thyroid hormone replacement therapy has been optimized the best possible before looking for other causes.
Insomnia is defined as habitual sleeplessness; the inability to sleep. If you’ve experienced insomnia, you know how frustrating it can be. It is also a symptom often associated with hypothyroidism.
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.
Menstrual and Fertility Disorders
Thyroid function impacts fertility in both women and men. Thyroid disorders impact a women's menstrual cycle as does the excessive amounts of estrogen found in our environment. Bringing the body back to hormonal balance can eliminate menstrual problems and enhance fertility.
Panic Attacks & Physical Causes
Panic attacks are often experienced by people with thyroid issues. What does a panic attack feel like and what causes them? Guest author Ryan Rivera provides some valuable insight to understand physical causes of panic attacks.
Panic Attacks and Treatments
Panic attacks can be experienced by people with thyroid issues. In this article, guest author, Ryan Rivera describes some treatment options for people who suffer from panic attacks related to physical causes. For those with thyroid issues, panic attacks should subside when the thyroid is balanced.
Progesterone and Hashimoto's
Some doctors now believe natural progesterone cream can actually trigger the dormant genes of a person who is susceptible to Hashimoto’s, but has not yet developed the anti-bodies, or exacerbate symptoms of patients who already know they have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.
Strong Association of Thyroid Disease to MVP
This is my newest article on "Mitral Valve Prolapse" (heart murmur that can cause a syndrome) and its strong association to autoimmune thyroid diseases. The connection in medical research is shockingly common!
Scars that result from surgery are badges of courage. Thyroid surgery creates a scar across the front of the neck which can cause emotional and physical trauma. Knowing what to expect after surgery and tips on healing are included in this article.
Thyroid Autoimmunity and Hives-Rash
A case of severe hives/rash, also known as "chronic uticaria", can be a signal indicating development of autoimmune thyroid disease. Published medical research concludes the need to blood test patients with the onset of uticaria, for thyroid function and antibodies that cause thyroid disease.
Thyroid Disease & Orthostatic Hypotension
Have you ever stood up from seated or lying down, only to experience a strange sensation of lightheadness, dizzyness and as if you might possibly faint? If you have, you are not alone. This phenomenon called "Othostatic Hypotention" is common, in people with endocrine disorders (e.i. thyroid).
Thyroid Disease a Risk for Related Conditions
When a treated thyroid patient experiences unresolved symptoms but they are recieving adequate treatment for their thyroid condition, this would indicate the need to discuss blood testing for possible related conditions, with their doctor.
Thyroid Disease and Diminished Libido
In this article I discuss the sometimes hard to address subject of libido (sex dive) and the effect thyroid disease can have on this area of a patient's life. Deecreased libido can be concerning and depressing to a thyroid patient. Fortunately thyroid hormone therapy & other treatments can help!
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Hair loss is one of those symptoms that can be of special concern to thyroid patients. No one wants to believe they are losing all of their hair. This symptom can be one of many intial symptoms indicating thyroid disease but it can also be a temporary side effect of thyroid hormone therapy.
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