Talking With Your Doctor About Your Thyroid Concerns


If you feel frustrated because your TSH results are "normal" and your doctor tells you there is nothing wrong, but you still experience a wide range of thyroid-related symptoms, we understand and we know why. The Reality About Thyroid Testing The TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) is the test that most doctors use to screen for hypothyroidism. […]

Tips for Losing Weight With Thyroid Problems


Losing weight with thyroid problems can be a difficult task. Therefore, thyroid patients need to know more about factors that are likely at work contributing to weight loss challenges — a changed metabolic "set point;" two key hormones: leptin and reverse T3; changes in brain chemistry due to illness or stress; and insulin resistance. Metabolic Set Point The basic […]

Thyroid and Obesity: Is There a Connection?


Increasing prevalence of overweight people is a major concern globally; and in the United States, nearly one third of adults were classified as obese at the end of the 20th century. But minimal data has been presented regarding an association between variations in thyroid function seen in the general population and body weight. The Thyroid and […]

Common Thyroid Tests To Diagnose Thyroid Diseases


Most physicians, including endocrinologists, rely on standard thyroid tests to determine their patients' "proper" dose of thyroid replacement. The evaluation of a patient's signs and symptoms to determine the proper dose has been reduced to the point of being unimportant to most physicians. What Is Wrong With Standard Thyroid Tests? Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is […]

Symptoms of Thyroid Disorders


Unfortunately, thyroid disease is frequently misunderstood, and too often overlooked and misdiagnosed, although it affects almost every aspect of health. It is important to understand more about the thyroid, and symptoms of thyroid disorders that occur when there is an imbalance. Arm yourself with knowledge so you can help regain and protect your good health. […]

Function and Diseases of the Thyroid


Thyroid disorders are increasingly common. Yet, about half of sufferers remain undiagnosed due to improper testing and because initial signs and symptoms are vague, ambiguous, and often seen in various disorders. The underlying factor in very common disorders such as infertility, hair loss, irregular menses, constipation, fatigue, weight gain, elevated cholesterol, anemia, or depression may […]

Different Treatment Options For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


The medical literature clearly proves that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a real condition and individuals with this syndrome have measurable hypothalamic, pituitary, immune and coagulation dysfunction. These abnormalities then result in a cascade of further abnormalities, in which stress plays a role by suppressing immunity and hypothalamic-pituitary function. Pituitary and hypothalamic dysfunction results in […]

Winter Weather And Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Surviving the Cold


Getting chilled is a problem for a couple of reasons: first, you can have a hard time warming up; second, it can lead to flares of other symptoms. We hope that with a little planning and a few tips listed below you will be able to alleviate the worst of what cold weather means for […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Children and Young Adults


As in adults, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in children manifests as a complex illness characterized by incapacitating fatigue, neurological problems and a constellation of symptoms that can resemble many other disorders (including mononucleosis, childhood migraine syndrome and Lyme disease). A prominent difference between adults and children with CFS is that children more commonly report symptoms such […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients Experience Low Thyroid


Hypothyroidism symptoms are very similar to the ones experienced by CFS sufferers. Lethargy, sensitivity to cold, heat intolerance, mood swings and depression, poor memory and concentration, joint pains and morning stiffness, headaches, vertigo and deafness, pre-menstrual tension, voice changes, loss of libido and susceptibility to viral infections are all found with both conditions. Visible signs […]

Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


One of these underlying factors is mitochondrial dysfunction. What Are Mitochondria? Each cell in our bodies has tiny components called mitochondria, whose job is to convert nutrients into energy. They are often called the "furnaces" within each cell. Mitochondria supply energy in the form of ATP (adenosine triphosphate). This is the universal currency of energy. […]

Stress, Grief and Emotional Trauma: Triggers for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Unresolved emotional and mental stress that lingers on causes a huge energy drain in the mind and body. All bodily mechanisms that run 24/7 require various energy levels, and our mind is not even aware of our deeper underlying stresses that the organism has to put up with, in order to keep a balance. How […]

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