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levothyroxine and hair loss

Levothyroxine and Hair Loss: 3 Causes + How to Stop it

Yes, Levothyroxine Can Cause Hair LossHair loss can be one of the most frustrating symptoms associated with thyroid problems.  And thyroid-related hair loss is not just associated with low thyroid conditions but also high thyroid conditions as well.  Today, though, we will be focusing on hair loss associated with levothyroxine.  Levothyroxine is the most commonly prescribed thyroid medication …

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how acid blockers harm your thyroid

7 Reasons to Avoid Acid Blockers If you have a Thyroid Problem

Acid Blockers Are Commonly Prescribed and Known to Cause Thyroid IssuesAcid blockers are used by millions of people each and every day and yet they have the potential to cause profound problems.  Nowhere is this more apparent than in thyroid patients where acid blockers can wreak havoc on thyroid function in a number of ways.  And, in …

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thyroid peroxidase antibodies testing and more

Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies: Lab Test, High Levels & More

What is Thyroid Peroxidase?As a thyroid patient, you should probably know a little bit about the protein known as thyroid peroxidase.  For starters, it’s one of, if not, the most important enzymes in your thyroid.  It is responsible for ensuring that your body can actually produce thyroid hormone.  If there is ANYTHING wrong with this enzyme then there …

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3 vitamins you need t o create thyroid hormone

3 Vitamins You NEED to Create Thyroid Hormone

Vitamin Deficiencies Can Impair Thyroid Hormone Production & Lead To Low ThyroidIt should come as no surprise that your thyroid requires certain vitamins in order to function, right? Just like every other cell in your body, nutrients are required to catalyze reactions, create hormones, support cellular function, and help produce proteins.  When you are deficient in a …

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7 thyroid superfoods that you should eat every week

7 Thyroid Superfoods That Your Thyroid Will Love

There’s Nothing Magic About These Thyroid SuperfoodsThere’s this idea that superfoods are somehow much better than any other food group and should be consumed at all costs.  That’s not exactly true (1).  While thyroid superfoods have tons of benefits, which we will get into in a minute here, there’s nothing magical about them.  They are still foods.  But here’s is …

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how thyroid supplements work and why they help you feel better

How Thyroid Supplements Work & Why They Help you Feel Better

Do Thyroid Supplements Help Thyroid Patients Feel Better?If you were to ask an endocrinologist or another conventionally trained doctor if thyroid supplements they would tell you “no”.  They would also tell you that the only way to improve thyroid function is by taking thyroid medication such as levothyroxine or Synthroid.  But is this actually true? Not really and …

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