Category Archives: Informational Posts

Heat Intolerance and Thyroid Disease

As well as cold intolerance, where you are extremely sensitive to cold temperatures, heat intolerance can be a symptom of thyroid disease, too. With the summer upon us, this symptom can be made worse by rising temperatures outside.

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Muscle and Joint Pain and Hypothyroidism

Many hypothyroid patients complain of muscle and joint pain being among the most bothersome hypothyroid symptoms. As well as the intense fatigue an underactive thyroid causes, aches, pains, stiffness and weakness in joints (such as the knees and fingers) and … Continue reading

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Traveling Tips When You Have Hypothyroidism

Travelling with a chronic illness can seem daunting. Especially if you also have specific dietary requirements and/or your medication isn’t conventional.  So I thought I’d share a few tips I’ve learnt since having hypothyroidism and travelling around the world.  I wrote this … Continue reading

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Untreated ‘Borderline Hypothyroidism’ Leaves Many Thyroid Patients Unwell

I hate the term ‘borderline hypothyroid’ or ‘subclinical hypothyroidism’. It leaves many people undiagnosed and ill. Many just get worse and worse with time.  The photo on the left below is from two years ago today when I was incredibly … Continue reading

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What You Need To Know About Doing Thyroid Blood Tests

Common questions about thyroid blood tests include: Do I take my thyroid medication as normal before the blood draw? How often should it be done? Do I need to fast? Does it need to be in the morning? Can it … Continue reading

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World Thyroid Day – 25th May

The 25th May marks World Thyroid Day, which is a great opportunity to be raising awareness on thyroid disease. 

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Kerry’s Thyroid Story

This is a guest post, written by a thyroid patient, about how she’s working on putting her Hashimoto’s into remission and now lives symptom-free.  I was diagnosed with an under active thyroid in March 2015, after going to the doctor with … Continue reading

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One Month to Go Until The Colour Rush for Thyroid UK

The countdown is on! One month yesterday, I will have done the Colour Rush 5k course, with a group of friends, in order to raise money for Thyroid UK. I’m a little nervous about it as my health is very up and down … Continue reading

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You Can Still Live a Full Life With Hypothyroidism

So, you’ve been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and it’s all a bit daunting. You may not be sure what it means or what impact it will have on your life. The truth is, hypothyroidism in almost all cases is a lifelong condition, … Continue reading

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Can Hypothyroidism Be Cured?

The topic of whether hypothyroidism can be ‘cured’ comes up a lot. So, can hypothyroidism be cured?

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