Having a hypothyroid patient on your Christmas shopping list can seem daunting, especially if they follow specific diets or avoid certain chemicals, to help manage their condition/s.
So here I am with a list of ideas for present buying this Christmas season. I hope you find it useful!
(Pssst! If you’re a thyroid patient, you may want to pass this on to your friends and family!)
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As well as thyroid hormones, many other hormones are also part of the endocrine system, which all work in a delicate balance with one another. They regulate body temperature, metabolism, energy and reproduction and many thyroid patients are learning that they actually have more at play than just thyroid issues. They also have something called Oestrogen Dominance.
Continue reading “Oestrogen Dominance and Hypothyroidism”
How difficult can it be, right? You just swallow your thyroid medication with water and that’s that.
Advice on how to take your medication, whether given by doctors, pharmacists or even on medication box leaflets, can be confusing and contradicting. Let’s explore various factors that can influence our thyroid medication and how best to take it, so that you’re getting the most out of it as possible.
Continue reading “Are You Taking Your Thyroid Medication Properly?”
Do you still feel like rubbish even though your doctor is insistent that your test results are coming back ‘fine’ or ‘normal’? Perhaps your doctor isn’t running all the thyroid tests that you want? Many thyroid patients benefit from being more involved in their thyroid care and treatment, which is where self-testing and the ability to order your own tests can be critical tools for empowering yourself. Continue reading “Take Back Control: Order Your Own Thyroid Tests”
As a thyroid patient, there are a few different types of doctors you may see for your condition. Some can be more useful in addressing different areas of the condition than others and different patients find different success with different types of doctors. You may have tried a few of these already, but I’m going to sum up what each one is, how they look at hypothyroidism and why they may be helpful to you.
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We often see infographics and articles shared around the internet about foods that we should avoid when we have hypothyroidism, such as goitrogens, soy and gluten, but what about foods that are good for us?
Give us the list of stuff we can eat without feeling guilty!
Continue reading “Good Foods for an Underactive Thyroid”
The weather is getting colder and so you may be wondering what you can do to help, since you have hypothyroidism.
I’ve put together some information on keeping warm and looking after your thyroid health this winter.
Continue reading “The Winter and Your Thyroid”
It’s the charity Thyroid UK‘s Thyroid Awareness Week from the 30th September – 6th October 2017. Continue reading “Thyroid UK’s Thyroid Awareness Week 2017”
Hypothyroidism is linked to cholesterol levels. An underactive thyroid can cause cholesterol to increase and you may not even be aware that this is the cause or a factor for your high cholesterol levels. Continue reading “High Cholesterol Linked With Hypothyroidism”
Today is the 1st September, which marks the start of Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, an annual event that is the prime opportunity for us to spread awareness of the effects and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of thyroid cancer.
Continue reading “Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month – September 2017”