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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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Can Thyroid Conditions Cause Chronic Pain?

As many as 80 percent of thyroid patients experience muscle pain. These are the medical and natural approaches you can try for pain management.

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10 Red Flags of a Hypothyroidism Flare

Are you tired and sad? Are you reaching for the moisturizer and a sweater … but you can't remember where you left them? You might be having a flare-up of your hypothyroidism.

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Is It My Thyroid — Or Is Everyone Else Cold in Here, Too?

Everyone gets tired sometimes. Everyone’s body has temperature changes. And certainly, everyone can be moody on occasion. So how do you know when your fatigue, temperature fluctuation, and mood swings are a sign that your thyroid levels are off or rather a sign that you're just… human?

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You Might Have an Underactive Thyroid if…

If you’re feeling extra tired or can’t seem to lose weight despite your best efforts, you might have an underactive thyroid. Check into these 12 symptoms of hypothyroidism.

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No One Told Me Breastfeeding Would Be Hard With Thyroid Disease

We all know that breastfeeding has many benefits for you and your baby, but did you know that having thyroid disease could complicate your chances of breastfeeding? Find out how to increase your milk supply, and when it's okay to start weaning into formula.

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What Do I Do If I Forgot to Take My Thyroid Meds?

“Do I take it immediately? Do I double up? How will it be affected if I just ate or drank? Help!” We’ve got you covered.

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Is Thyroid Disease Putting a Damper on Your Game — or Enhancing it?

Thyroid conditions can affect both the physical and mental abilities of athletes. As always, proper treatment is key — but be warned that too much treatment can lead to doping controversies.

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Is It Your Thyroid, Or Lyme Disease?

Diagnosed with hypothyroidism? If you don’t seem to be responding to traditional hormone replacement medicine, you may want to see if your symptoms match up with Lyme disease.

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Is Your Thyroid Making Your Hair Fall Out?

People with an autoimmune thyroid disease such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or Graves’ disease are at higher risk of the autoimmune forms of alopecia – which is the medical term for hair loss. The good news is — there are ways to prevent and treat this ...