How Do You Treat Hashimoto’s?

Patients with Hashimoto’s, which by the way is approximately 90% of all Hypothyroid patients, tend to have the regular load of hypo symptoms, but also tend to have things like acid reflux, brain fog, a leaky gut, nutrient deficiencies, anaemia/low iron, food allergies/sensitivies and adrenal fatigue as well.

You can find out if you have Hashimoto’s by completing two blood tests: TPOAB and TGAB. If they are over the range, you can assume your autoimmune culprit for your hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s. More info about Hashimoto’s can be found here

In this post, I’m going to cover ways in which you can treat, manage and help your Hashimoto’s and its symptoms. There is no cure for Hashimoto’s, but it can be put in to remission; basically, antibodies lowered and kept more under control and better managed. 

Continue reading “How Do You Treat Hashimoto’s?”

The Difference Between Gluten Intolerance and Gluten Sensitivity

Did you know that you could be sensitive to gluten but not intolerant/allergic?

Continue reading “The Difference Between Gluten Intolerance and Gluten Sensitivity”

Thyroid Cancer Types, Symptoms and Testing

While many people survive thyroid cancer, it can be a complicated cancer to diagnose and treat. I’ve covered some information on symptoms, testing and types, below. 

Continue reading “Thyroid Cancer Types, Symptoms and Testing”

How to Check Your Neck for Goitres

Checking your neck for goitres, nodules and abnormalities is important to do so you can get appropriate treatment, if needed, for anything that isn’t right, e.g. nodules, goitre and/or thyroid cancer, as soon as possible. You can check your thyroid for these by following the below.  Continue reading “How to Check Your Neck for Goitres”

Other Conditions Hypothyroidism Can Cause

An untreated thyroid problem such as not adequately treated hypothyroidism (common for those on T4-only medication, Levothyroxine and Synthroid and not feeling better, unfortunately), can lead to a number of health problems. Understanding your symptoms of hypothyroidism and having regular tests to monitor it, will help to prevent any complications. I’m going to explore some known complications below.

Continue reading “Other Conditions Hypothyroidism Can Cause”

Neck Issues; Goitres, Enlargements, Nodules and Cysts

Have you ever noticed your neck seems enlarged or been told it ‘sticks out’? Does it feel uncomfortable to swallow? Do you struggle to swallow or feel a lump in your throat? You could have an enlarged thyroid gland, also called a goitre. It can be slight or very noticeable.

There could be many reasons for this, so I’ve summed some of the most common reasons up below.

Continue reading “Neck Issues; Goitres, Enlargements, Nodules and Cysts”