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Medication

Do You Need T3?

Traditional treatment for thyroid hormone replacement is T4, but more and more patients are turning to T3 to balance their levels.

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Risk Factors

Thyroid Patients: Are You Making These Supplement Mistakes?

These supplements can throw off your thyroid meds and make them ineffective.

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Treatment

How is Hypothyroidism Treated?

Featuring traditional and nontraditional options.

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Complications

Thyroid Disorders and Miscarriage

Here's what you should know about the risk of miscarriage with thyroid disease, and 9 ways to help you have a healthy baby.

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Living With

Your Thyroid and the Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

If you have high-normal levels of thyroid hormone within the reference range, research now confirms that you face an increased risk of atrial fibrillation.

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Preventive Care

Understanding Hashimoto's and Your Gut

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis can cause big problems for your gut microbiome. Follow these 5 tips for take control of your gut health.

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Cholesterol

Hypothyroid With High Cholesterol? You Don’t Have to Be

If you are hypothyroid and have high cholesterol, treating your underactive thyroid could resolve your cholesterol problems. Find out what your cholesterol levels should be, and the best treatment options.

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Symptoms

Thyroid and Constipation

If you have constipation with hypothyroidism, you’re not alone. Here are some things that can help.

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Doctor & Patient

10 Ways to Find the Best Thyroid Doctors

After a thyroid diagnosis, finding the right doctor is essential. Here are helpful tips, links, and list-serves to help you on your search.

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Alternative Treatment

Meditation Benefits for Thyroid Patients

Meditation is an effective technique for establishing a mind-body connection and managing stress if you live with a thyroid condition.