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Living With

How to Create Greater Thyroid Awareness

In today’s socially technological world, tyhroid disease awareness is as easy as ‘sharing’ information with family and friends.

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Medication

Your Guide to Thyroid Support Supplements

Sometimes your thyroid medication doesn’t tackle all symptoms related to hypothyroidism - that’s where these supplements come into play.

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Medication

Thyroid Patients: Are You Overmedicated?

How do you end up getting overmedicated for a thyroid condition and what are the signs, symptoms, and treatment for overmedication?

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Medication

Thyroid Patients: Should You Take Tirosint or Tirosint-SOL?

If you are hypothyroid, it’s important to be aware of this specialized form of levothyroxine as a treatment option.

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Simple Steps to Reverse Thyroid-Related Weight Gain

Try these eleven simple steps to reverse unwanted thyroid-related weight gain.

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Baby

Helping Your Hypothyroid Child

Whether your child or teen has congenital or acquired hypothyroidism, these are the symptoms and treatments you should be aware of.

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Men's Health

Men Can Get Thyroid Disease Too

Though it's eight times more likely in women, men can still get thyroid disease. Here are the symptoms, complications, and treatments men should know about.

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Tests

Reverse T3: A Roadblock to Thyroid Succes

Conventional endocrinologists don’t test for reverse T3 (RT3), but it can play an important part in your thyroid function, and can be set off by something as simple as stress.

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Living With

Everything You Need to Know About Thyroiditis

There are several different types of thyroiditis, each with their own set of causes, symptoms, and treatments. Find the type that you fall into and the course of action needed to live a healthy lifestyle.

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Second Opinion

Why are Endocrinologists So Opposed to Natural Thyroid Drugs?

One of our thyroid patient experts weighs in with her opinion on this controversial thyroid treatment.