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Thyroidectomy Guide: Recovery, Complications, What to Expect & More

Thyroidectomy refers to the surgical procedure in which your thyroid is removed. 

While the surgical portion of the procedure is usually fairly easy, the aftermath as it relates to your serum thyroid levels may be a different story entirely. 

Learn more about Thyroidectomy in this guide, including the basics of the procedure, the long-term consequences of having your thyroid removed, information on the recovery side of things and how to feel like yourself after the procedure

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The Full List of Natural & Conventional Treatments for Hyperthyroidism

Are you suffering from hyperthyroidism or do you suspect you have hyperthyroidism?

If so you need to understand ALL of the treatments available to you as a patient. 

This guide will walk you through the most common hyperthyroid treatments including conventional medications and procedures, the potential side effects and also natural approaches to managing your thyroid

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How Methimazole May Cause Weight Gain & What to do About it

Methimazole, the antithyroid blocking medication used to treat hyperthyroidism, can lead to weight gain in certain individuals.

But how does this work?

How can you gain weight if you have hyperthyroidism?

The answer has to do with how Methimazole works in the body and how it blocks thyroid function.

Learn more about Methimazole, how it can cause weight gain, and how to lose weight if you have hyperthyroidism here:

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Everything you Need to Know About Your Thyroid and Pregnancy

Pregnancy alters what is considered "normal thyroid function" in the body. 

The changes that occur during pregnancy are, therefore, very important to understand if you have thyroid disease (or suspect you do). 

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know about your thyroid and pregnancy including symptoms to that indicate you might have thyroid disease, how to manage thyroid medication during pregnancy and what thyroid antibody positivity means

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4 Step PCOS Acne Treatment Guide (Fix your Skin from the Inside & Out)

If you suffer from PCOS you are probably intimately familiar with acne.

But what causes acne in patients with PCOS?

The answer might surprise you because it's not one single thing.

Acne in PCOS is multi-factorial, meaning it is often caused by more than one problem.

This is important because it means in order to treat your acne you'll have to employ several different treatment strategies.

In this post we will discuss these acne treatment therapies in detail:

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Armour Thyroid vs Synthroid: Conversion, Dosage & Weight Loss

Whether you realize it or not thyroid patients have options when it comes to thyroid medications. 

If you are taking a medication and it isn't working for you then you owe it to yourself to learn about ALL of the options available to you. 

This post will take a deep dive into the difference between Armour Thyroid and Synthroid including how to determine which one you should use, which one is better for weight loss and more...

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Optimal vs Normal Thyroid Levels for All Lab Tests & Ages

Do you have the feeling that your thyroid hormones may not be optimal even though they are normal?

Does it make sense to you that each person might have a different optimal level? 

Or that maybe your genetics are playing a role in your thyroid function?

If you answered yes then this article is for you!

In it we will explore the idea of "normal thyroid levels" and "optimal thyroid levels" and how using the latter may help you feel better and reduce your symptoms. 

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