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Thyroid Questionnaire

Thyroid Questionnaire

Before lab testing became available, physicians actually used their eyes and ears, listened to the patient’s history, and used their knowledge of the clinical picture of hypothyroidism to make a diagnosis. With the advent of lab testing; patient history, signs and...
Drugs That Can Cause Hypothyroidism

Drugs That Can Cause Hypothyroidism

There are many drugs that have the potential to induce hypothyroidism. Drug- induced hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid gland due to a reaction to a medication. If your hypothyroid symptoms began after starting a medication, you may be suffering from...
Iodine and Thyroid Function

Iodine and Thyroid Function

Without iodine, thyroid hormone cannot be formed. Without thyroid hormone we are not born. Low levels of thyroid due to iodine deficiency are the leading cause of preventable mental retardation in the world, called cretinism. Because of the prevalence of iodine...
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...