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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. 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.

2. 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.

3. Water
Water is the most vital substance to life on earth. The human body is 70-80% water. Are you sure the water you are drinking is as safe as it can be? What can you do to ensure you are drinking the proper amount of water?

4. Basics about Thyroid Function Tests
In this article, I discuss tests that are commonly ordered by doctors, to evaluate thyroid function in their patients. I also go over the basics in regard to tests that further evaluate patients who are found to have thyroid hormone imbalances.

5. 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?

6. 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.

7. Hashimoto's Disease
Hashimoto's Disease is an autoimmune disorder. The body creates cells which attack the thyroid gland as in invader, causing damage to the thyroid and leading to symptoms of hypothyroidism. It is important to initiate a protocol for treating this disorder early to prevent on-going damage.

8. Thyroid Disease and Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) is a condition of pain and other unpleasant sensations (e.g. burning and tingling), usually affecting small fiber sensory nerves in the body. The cause of PN can include diabetes and thyroid disease but it can also originate from neurological disorders in the brain.

9. 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.

10. Adrenal Gland Function
The adrenal glands, like the thyroid gland, are members of the endocrine system and work in conjunction with each other. The adrenal glands help to regulate blood pressure, blood sugar, heart rate, metabolism, fatigue, libido, sleep patterns and the classic "fight or flight" stress response.

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