Thyroid function and fertility are closely linked. Abnormal thyroid levels can lead to miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, anaemia, stillbirth and the baby developing congenital hypothyroidism itself, yet many doctors don’t think to check thyroid hormone levels. Continue reading “The Issue of Fertility with Hypothyroidism”
Gluten gluten gluten.
If you have hypothyroidism and especially if you have Hashimoto’s, you’ve likely read or been told that you must avoid gluten. But why? What’s the point? Continue reading “Let’s Talk About Gluten, Shall We?”
I’m gluten free. It’s a choice I made to hopefully halt my autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, from progressing any further. You’ve probably heard about the hype for this new gluten free ‘fad’ and you may even be one of the keyboard warriors I see writing comments below articles on going gluten free, that read something like “Going gluten does NOT benefit you unless you’re celiac”.
Yes, yes it can.
Want to know how? OK. Continue reading “What Happens When You Give Me Gluten”
On thyroid medication and still feel rubbish? Wondering if there’s anything else you should try/investigate to see if it would help how you feel?
Here’s some ideas: Continue reading “Hypothyroid Patient Checklist”
Did you know that you could be sensitive to gluten but not intolerant/allergic?
I refer to days when my hypothyroid symptoms are particularly bad as a ‘bad thyroid day’. I’ve had bad thyroid days when my hypothyroidism hasn’t been under control and when it has. Even now, with a good TSH, Free T3 and Free T4, I have bad thyroid days from time to time.
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, more often referred to as just Hashimoto’s, is an autoimmune disease and considered to be the most common cause of Hypothyroidism (around 90%), yet thyroid antibodies are often not tested by doctors, who refuse to acknowledge it’s importance.
You may be reading this right now and have no idea that you even have this autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s. It is estimated that Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis causes 90% of all cases of hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism is more often than not caused by an autoimmune disease, and it’s suspected that the large majority, 90%, of those with hypothyroidism have Hashimoto’s as their autoimmune disease culprit.
As a thyroid patient, the below blood tests are recommended to get the full picture of what’s going on. If you still have symptoms, despite being on thyroid medication, explore these. If you feel well on your thyroid medication, monitor these regularly.
Basically, everyone should monitor their thyroid levels!
You may have to push your doctor or try a few different doctors before you find one who will do them. Alternatively, you could pay for them yourself if this is an option.