Conditions Common in Thyroid Patients or Related to Thyroid Disease
- Fibromyalgia & CFS/CFIDS (8)
- Adrenal Conditions (8)
- Fatigue / Low Energy (7)
- Depression/Anxiety (7)
- Osteoporosis (2)
- Boils/Hidradinitis (1)
- Heart Disease (7)
- Hair Loss (4)
Information for Thyroid Patients About Flu / Influenza
If you're a thyroid patient, or have the autoimmune thyroid conditions Hashimoto's or Graves' disease, you may have questions about flu / influenza, the risks and benefits of flu shots, and the swine flu risk posed by pork/porcine thyroid medications. These and other questions, as well as helpful resources, about flu for thyroid patients are...
Needle Phobia: No Ordinary Fear of Needles
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Do Thyroid Patients Need a Flu Shot?
Whether or not thyroid and autoimmune disease patients should or should not get a flu shot -- the influenza vaccine -- each year is always a controversial question. Here is a look at some of the considerations, from thyroid patient advocate Mary Shomon.
Autoimmune Disease Awareness Is a Year-Round Mission for Virginia Ladd and AARDA
A look at the work of Virginia Ladd and the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association.
Baywatch Star and Thyroid Patient Advocate Gena Lee Nolin
A Question and Answer Session with Baywatch Star and Thyroid Patient Advocate Gena Lee Nolin
The High Cholesterol Thyroid Connection
The High Cholesterol/Thyroid Connection, and How Undiagnosed Thyroid Disease May Be the Reason for Your High Cholesterol, from Mary Shomon, Your Thyroid Guide
Dry Skin Tips for Thyroid Patients - Dry Skin Remedies and Tips for People...
Thyroid patients -- including people with hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and autoimmune thyroid conditions -- often experience dry skin. Here is a collection of ideas from thyroid patients about their best dry skin tips and ideas, products that have helped, and approaches to deal with skin issues.
Constipation: The Thyroid Symptom No One Wants to Talk About
Constipation is a problem that can be particulary troublesome for people with hypothyroidism -- an underactive thyroid. Hypothyroidism slows down many of the body's systems, including digestion and elimination. And unfortunately, chronic constipation can result. Here is a look at conventional, alternative and herbal approaches to constipation that can help thyroid patients.
Hair Loss With Thyroid Disease
Some inside tips on how to overcome hair loss as a symptom or side effect of thyroid disease and its treatments.
Winterize Your Thyroid
It's that time of year when much of the country is up to its neck in freezing cold weather, and pockets of snow, ice, and cold have taken hold all around the nation. Surviving the cold weather season means it's time to pay attention to some tips that can help you "winterize" your thyroid, and enjoy better health during these colder months.
Do You Have an Autoimmune Condition?
Find out whether your symptoms such as fatigue, weight changes, and depression are pointing to an undiagnosed autoimmune condition, including the Autoimmune Disease Symptoms Checklist, a handy tool to bring to the doctor to aid in getting diagnosed.
Smoking and Thyroid Disease
An in-depth look at the relationship between smoking and thyroid disease, including a look at whether smoking triggers or worsens thyroid problems
Endocrine Disease Information Center
Comprehensive information about common diseases of the endocrine glands, including: Addison's Disease, Cushing's Syndrome, and endocrinology organizations, support groups and resources.
High Cholesterol & Thyroid Disease
How undiagnosed thyroid disease may be the real reason behind your high cholesterol.
Interview: Alan Cohen, MD on Depression & Thyroid Disease
Alan Cohen, M.D. talks about the relationship between depression and hypothyroidism, the need for T3, treatment for hypothyroid patients with depression, and more.
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.
Hypothyroidism is Heart Attack Risk for Older Women
New research finds that older women with subclinical hypothyroidism are almost twice as likely as women without this condition to have blockages in the aorta and twice as likely to have had heart attacks.
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.