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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 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Hypothyroidism and Fatty Liver Disease
Thyroid patients and those with other metabolic related diseases, 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.
5. 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.
6. Adrenal Fatigue can Hinder Hypothyroid Treatment
Many hypothyroid patients have fatigued adrenals as a result of their body's struggle with thyroid disease and related inflammation. In some cases they see adrenal symptoms increase severely, once they begin thyroid hormone replacement therapy. Why does this happen and how can it be prevented?
7. 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.
8. 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 my views on the subject in this article.
9. Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety and depression are symptoms associated with thyroid disorders. If you or someone you know is suffering with on-going anxiety and depression, it is important to test thyroid function. If thyroid disorders are the root cause, no amount of psychiatric drugs will correct the issues.
10. 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.
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