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Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis

Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis

Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s) is the most common autoimmune disease in the United States, affecting 6-8% of the population, mostly women, who are affected 4-10 times as often as men. Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid and...
9 Thyroid Tests Your Doctor Likely Missed

9 Thyroid Tests Your Doctor Likely Missed

Photo courtesy of www.123rf.com This third article discusses additional reasons your thyroid may not be functioning optimally. All these thyroid tests are just as important as the tests I discussed in my first two blogs. Unless you have a physician skilled in...
An Overview of Essential Thyroid Lab Tests

An Overview of Essential Thyroid Lab Tests

After doing a lot of online searches about thyroid conditions, do you think you might have hypothyroidism? Did you go to your doctor and ask to have your thyroid checked, only to be told that there is nothing wrong? Unfortunately, the majority of the medical...
The Trouble with TSH Part 2

The Trouble with TSH Part 2

The trouble with TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone), or more specially, with your doctor relying solely on TSH to completely assess thyroid physiology, is that it happens to be extremely complex and sensitive to the influence of many other factors. There are a number...
The Trouble with TSH Part 2

The Trouble with TSH Part 1

“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you in trouble, it’s what you know that just ain’t so” – Mark Twain, quoted from Hypothyroidism Type 2, by Mark Starr Does this scenario sound familiar? You are tired all the time, somewhat down emotionally. It all may...