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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. Anxiety & Panic Attacks in Hypothyroid 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.
2. 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.
3. Hypothyroidism and Fatty Liver Disease
Thyroid patients and those with other metabolic related diseases and disorders, are at increased risk for developing other health disorders affecting the metabolism of the body. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is one of those disorders. Read about signs/symptoms, tests and treatment.
4. Thyroid Disease and Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral Neuropathy, is a condition affecting nerves in the body. The cause of this disorder, can be endocrine disorders, such as thyroid disease and diabetes but can also originate from neurological disorders in the brain. What symptoms of this disorder do thyroid patients report experiencing?
5. Taking Thyroid Medication Before a Blood Draw
One question I have heard often from hypothyroid patients being treated with hormone therapy is; "Should I take my thyroid hormone dose the same morning before my blood draw?" Read more details in this article!
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. The Antibodies that Cause Thyroid Diseases
This articles gives some description and explanation for the thyroid antibodies that cause both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
10. Do Anti-depressants Affect Thyroid Hormone Levels?
Antidepressant medications are helpful to many people and are commonly prescribed to thyroid patients. Medical research has concluded that these drugs may affect thyroid hormone levels in the body.
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