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Thyroid Disease and Sexual Dysfunction
A look at the prevalence of sexual dysfunction in the U.S., and the link to undertreated or untreated hypothyroidism.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Hypothyroidism
The latest findings re: the relationship between the painful wrist/forearm/hand nerve compression problem known as carpal tunnel syndrome and hypothyroidism.
Depression and Thyroid Disease
A look at the relationship between depression and thyroid disease, and conventional and alternative treatments to help.
Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia & Autoimmune Thyroid Disease
A look at the strong relationships among chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromylagia and autoimmune thyroid disease. Looks at diagnostic methods beyond TSH tests, and treatments including T3, nutritional, and other therapies being used.
Heart Palpitations? It Might Be Mitral Valve Prolapse!
Do you still have fatigue, low tolerance for exercise, intestinal problems, and shortness of breath? You may have mitral valve prolapse (MVP) syndrome, a heart valve defect more prevalent in people with autoimmune thyroid disease.
Candidiasis (Yeast), Allergies, & Thyroid Disease
Irritable bowel, inability to lose weight, and brain fog can be symptoms of candidiasis (yeast overgrowth) or allergic responses. In this article, I discuss my own experience with what was apparently a candida problem, and how I resolved it.
Fibromyalgia: Website for Dr. John Lowe
Fascinating info from Dr. Lowe, leading fibromyalgia researcher, on relationship between thyroid disease, fibromyalgia and T3.
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Center
Colorado HealthNet's excellent site on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue
Fibromyalgia Syndrome Information
Good compilation of information on fibromyalgia
Excellent source of up to date info on all aspects of fibromyalgia
The Role of Endocrines and M.E. (CFS)
A paper by Dr. B Durrant-Peatfield who discusses the underlying adrenal dysfunction that can cause CFS/ME.
Attention Deficit Disorder and Thyroid Disease
Scientific American article on relationship between ADHD and thyroid problems.
Hepatitis C Information
Information on Hepatitis C, whose symptoms can mimic thyroid disease, and which occurs along with thyroid abnormalities
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association
Organization that studies all facets of autoimmune diseases, including thyroid diseases
Autoimmunity: Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Scientific American article describing how fetal cells that sneak into a mother's blood could be the cause of an autoimmune disease
Relationship between cigarette smoking and hypothyroidism
Study that suggests that that smoking may increase risk of hypothyroidism.
"Cigarette Smoking and the Thyroid,"
The New England Journal of Medicine article saying that smoking is associated with many abnormalities of thyroid function.
"The Neurobiology of Depression"
Detailed article on the physical reasons behind depression, from Scientific American.
Depression & T3
Dr. Bob's psychopharmacology tips re: use of T4 and/or T3 therapy to treat depression.
Treatment of Anergic Depression in Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
Article by Alan Cohen, M.D. from the journal Depression, on depression associated with hypothyroidism that is resistant to treatment.
Thyroid Hormone and Cardiovascular Disease
Premature Babies, Thyroid Hormone, and CP
Columbia-Presbyterian article on how premature infants with low levels of thyroid hormones are significantly more likely to develop cerebral palsy. (CP).
Victoria's Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Website
Info and links compiled by a PCOS sufferer.
Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome Support Page
Excellent page with information on this heart valve problem that is more common in thyroid patients.
Menopausal Status, High Cholesterol and Thyroid Function
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