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My Thyroid Disease Journey And Finding The Right Endocrinologist

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Sebastian Kern, Contributor Thyroid Nation Greetings my fellow Thyroid Thrivers… Long time, no speak. It’s been a while since I last checked in. In fact, it’s been so long that I don’t actually remember when the last time was. Ironically, as I sit here and write this, I got a Facebook notification that today marks two years since I was honored with the title of Thyroid Thriver here on thyroidnation.com. It's Been A Crazy Ride Two years, how crazy is…

How An Incompetent Thyroid Doctor Stole My Life From Me

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  In July 2015 I was diagnosed with Graves' Disease. A year before, I knew something was wrong with me. It started with edema in my legs and feet, then exhaustion, high anxiety, feeling sick all the time, and insomnia. Every joint in my body hurt. I went to see my family doctor countless times and was eventually diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Cindy McLaughlin, Thyroid Thriver Thyroid Nation 46 years-old Canada Diagnosed with Graves' Disease in 2015  The doctor didn't believe…

My Unwanted Relation With Mr. Hashimoto – A Letter

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A heartfelt letter from the Founder of Thyroid Nation about living with Hashimoto's Disease, inspired by Donna Lynne-Larson, and her wonderful Hashimoto's Film!  If you aren't being heard, speak your truth by sharing this article with friends, family members and most importantly, your healthcare professional! Mr. Hashimoto wants to have a fling with me… and my thyroid. But I will not surrender my body or soul to him. Oh, he wants me to, be sure of that. He even pretends…

Ep. 108 Dr. Fiona McCulloch On How Thyroid Health Relates To PCOS

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Get the latest episode delivered straight to your inbox... Hey, Thyroid Nation (Thrivers, Warriors and Survivors), In Episode #108, we talk with special guest, board certified Naturopathic Doctor who has been in practice since 2001 in Toronto, Canada, Dr. Fiona McCulloch, founder and owner of White Lotus Naturopathic. We Discuss: Her story with PCOS and thyroid issues Her view on why so many thyroid patients are still suffering What is PCOS and symptoms PCOS, Thyroid, and Insulin Resistance Autoimmune Thyroid and PCOS TSH levels and PCOS Subclinical Hypothyroidism: Is…

Causes And Treatment For Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

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Struggling with weight gain? Fatigue? Hair loss? Constipation? Unexplained infertility? Foggy thinking/poor memory? Mary Vance, NC, Guest Thyroid Nation It’s estimated that over 20 million Americans have a thyroid disease/disorder, and it’s more common in women than men. If you’ve been diagnosed with hypothyroidism (low thyroid function), listen up: did you know there is a greater than 90 percent chance that you actually have an autoimmune thyroid condition called Hashimoto’sThyroiditis? It’s treated much differently than primary hypothyroidism conditions because the immune…

Type 2 Diabetes, Statins And Their Relationship To The Thyroid

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Connecting The Dots My journey started long before I ever knew anything about thyroid disease. At twenty-five years old, I found out my father had his first heart attack and that he also had type 2 diabetes. That side of the family had a predisposition to being overweight and not living a healthy lifestyle. This scared me so much that I took drastic measures. In 1989, I changed everything about my diet. Eliminating all white sugar, white flour, process foods…

Top Worst Symptoms Of Hashimoto’s And What To Do

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Mayo Clinic Thyroid Nation Symptoms You might not notice signs or symptoms of Hashimoto's disease at first, or you may notice a swelling at the front of your throat (goiter). Hashimoto's disease typically progresses slowly over years and causes chronic thyroid damage, leading to a drop in thyroid hormone levels in your blood. The signs and symptoms are mainly those of an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). Signs And Symptoms Of Hypothyroidism Include: Fatigue and sluggishness Increased sensitivity to cold Constipation…

What Do Blood Tests Actually Tell You About Your Thyroid Health?

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Blood tests are the easiest and the fastest way for the doctor to assess your hormonal balance and health. Thyroid function tests are one of the most common lab tests, and most of the times, they will clearly show if the thyroid is underactive. However, in some cases, it may happen the test results are confusing. How can the same “normal” range fit almost any person of any age, gender, and physical constitution? Curious about your blood values? Participate in…

Ep. 86 Dr. Kelly Brogan — The Thyroid And Mental Health

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Get the latest episode delivered straight to your inbox... Hey, Thyroid Nation (Thrivers, Warriors and Survivors), In Episode #90, we talk with special guest, Dr. Kelly Brogan, best-selling author of A Mind Of Your Own and founder of www.KellyBroganMD.com. We Discuss: Thyroid testing Thyroid dysfunction and treatment It's not all in your head Brain-gut connection Diet and nutrtioin, NSAIDs, Gluten Great psychiatric pretenders Normal thyroid testing masking depression Mental health and postpartum A Mind of Your Own Vital Mind Reset In Brief: Conventional…

The Link Between Your Thyroid, Gut Health And Digestion

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Thyroid Nation Do you experience chronic constipation or diarrhea, or do you fail to completely digest and absorb food completely you eat? Do you experience stomach pain? Are you gaining or losing weight or experiencing changes in your appetite although you haven't changed your diet? Especially if you experience these symptoms along with any of a number of other issues like sensitivity to heat or cold, dry, coarse skin and hair, fatigue and mental lethargy, nervousness and irritability or difficulty…
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