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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. 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.
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. TSH Blood Test Considerations
The Thyroid Stimulating Hormone blood test, is highly accurate in most hypothyroid patients, in reflecting their treatment hormone levels. Doctors vary in opinions as to how far down in the normal range, TSH should be suppressed. The goal of treating hypothyroidism, is proper TSH suppression.
5. 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.
6. Epstein-Barr Virus and Chronic Disease
Vast amounts of research has been done in regard to the Epstein-Barr Virus and its connection to chronic and autoimmune diseases. These studies have concluded that EBV is associated with autoimmune thyroiditis and many other diseases. See the list of these in this article.
7. 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.
8. 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?
9. Menstrual and Fertility Disorders
Thyroid function impacts fertility in both women and men. Thyroid disorders impact a women's menstrual cycle as does the excessive amounts of estrogen found in our environment. Bringing the body back to hormonal balance can eliminate menstrual problems and enhance fertility.
10. Toxic Halogens and Iodine
Iodine is necessary to support healthy thyroid function. Iodine also protects the body from three toxic halogens that are plentiful in our food, water and environment. What are the toxic halogens and how can you best minimize your exposure to them? There's also a nod to George Clooney.
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