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Here are the top ten articles for the Thyroid Health Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. 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.

2. Hereditary Thyroid Disease
If you are the child of a parent or parents who have thyroid disease, what are your chances of inheriting the disease? Unfortunately your chances are about 50%! It is important that offspring of thyroid disease parents monitor their selves for symptoms and request blood testing when needed.

3. Breast Disease
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.

4. Anxiety Attacks in Hashimotos Thyroiditis Patients
The relationship between hypothyroidism and anxiety symptoms is well established in medical research conclusions. Severe and chronic anxiety is not exclusive to hyperthyroid patients but also affects many that are hypothyroid.

5. Permanent versus Temporary Thyroiditis
What is the difference between Hashimoto's thyroiditis and temporary/transient thyroiditis? The differences -- Hashimoto's is an autoimmune disease causing destruction of the thyroid (lifelong hypothyroidism), while temporary thyroiditis resolves and does not require lifelong treatment.

6. Epstein-Barr Virus a Cause of Hashimoto’s?
Reputable research published by medical groups including PubMed (National Institutes of Health), has associated the development of autoimmune diseases, including Hashimoto's thyroiditis, to the "Epstein-Barr Virus" (EBV). It is my belief that EBV is the cause of thyroid disease in my own case.

7. Artificial Sweeteners
Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame and sucralose are particularly harmful to anyone with a thyroid disorder and may actually initiate and exacerbate thyroid disorders.

8. Thyroid Autoimmunity and Hives-Rash
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.

9. Could You Have a Thyroid Imbalance?
Thyroid imbalance is a common disorder. Physicians often rely solely on blood tests to determine thyroid function, instead of listening to the very real complaints of patients. Know the symptoms of a malfunctioning thyroid to help address your concerns with your doctor.

10. 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 may need to be tested for Rheumatoid Arthritis.



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