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TSH levels in hypothyroidism - 3 guidelines you need to follow

TSH Levels in Hypothyroidism: 3 Guidelines to Follow

The TSH Tests your Thyroid Function… Or Does it? This is actually a fairly contentious topic but we are going to dive in headfirst.  There are many doctors, and patients included, who believe that the TSH is the single best way to assess thyroid function in your entire body.  I am going to argue that this is completely …

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Defining normal TSH levels - what should you aim for?

Normal TSH Levels: Healthy Levels vs Abnormal Levels & More

TSH Helps you Test your Thyroid GlandLet me guess: You just got back from a visit to your doctor after being told that your thyroid is completely “normal”.  But now you are trying to square how you can feel so poorly and have all of the symptoms of low thyroid but still have a “normal” thyroid? Did I …

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taking thyroid medication when you don't need it - is it safe?

Taking Thyroid Medication When You Don’t Need It – Is it Dangerous?

Thyroid Medication Is for Treating Low Thyroid FunctionAre you thinking about using thyroid medication even though your thyroid function is technically “normal”?  If so, this article is for you.  Thyroid medication refers to any medication which contains ACTIVE thyroid hormones.  These hormones are incredibly powerful and play an important role in regulating many important systems in your body …

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signs your thyroid medication is too low - when to increase your dose

Signs Your Thyroid Medication is too Low (What to Look For)

Is your Thyroid Medication Actually Working?As a thyroid patient, you need to be aware of a very important fact:  Thyroid medication will NEVER be as good as your thyroid gland at managing and controlling your thyroid levels.  But, just because thyroid medication can’t make up for the real thing doesn’t mean you have to feel poorly.  Quite the …

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4 things doctors get wrong about Hashimoto's thyroiditis

4 Things Doctors Get Wrong About Hashimoto’s: Why You Don’t Feel Well

4 Things your Doctor will say about Hashimoto’s which are absolutely FalseHashimoto’s thyroiditis is the #1 cause of low thyroid in the United States.  And despite the fact that overwhelming numbers of patients suffer from Hashimoto’s, doctors are still mostly clueless when it comes to this condition.  Why are doctors so wrong when it comes to this …

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thyroid medications that still work

Thyroid Medications That Still Work – What I am recommending in 2020

Big Problems with Thyroid Medications in the Last Few YearsIt’s been a tough few years for thyroid patients.  Within the last 3-4 years you have had to deal with changes in the formulation of several types of NDT medications, recalls of various types of thyroid medications (including NP thyroid (1) and levothyroxine (2) recalls), and problems with …

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why you are feeling worse on thyroid medication

Why Some People Feel Worse on Thyroid Medication & How to Fix it

Do you Feel Worse on Thyroid Medication? The day finally arrives… Your doctor has finally written you a prescription for thyroid medication.  You are so excited to finally have an answer for the weight you’ve been gaining, the low energy you’ve been experiencing, your recent hair loss, and more.  You start taking your thyroid medication each and every day …

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taking your thyroid medication sublingually - is it safe?

Taking your Thyroid Medication Sublingually: Is it Safe & Does it Work?

The problem with thyroid medication absorption: Enter sublingual thyroid medicationThyroid medication is both a blessing and a curse to thyroid patients.  A blessing in that it can truly be a life-altering medication or therapy to many thyroid patients.  But a curse in the sense that this blessing only occurs if you take your medication correctly, at the …

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Are thyroid supplements safe or dangerous?

Are Thyroid Supplements Safe or Dangerous? 5 Common Myths Debunked

Debunking Myths About Thyroid SupplementsFull disclosure: I formulate and sell supplements specifically for thyroid patients. You should know this before you read this article but I can also say that even though selling thyroid supplements is a main part of my business doesn’t mean that what I am sharing is false.  I’ve seen so much misinformation and …

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the high cholesterol low thyroid connection

The Connection Between Hypothyroidism and High Cholesterol (It’s More Common Than you Think)

The Connection Between High Cholesterol and your ThyroidDo you have high cholesterol? Are you blaming your diet? Not so fast… Low thyroid is a COMMON cause of high cholesterol and it may explain your cholesterol issues.  Before you run and jump on a statin or another cholesterol medication make sure that you rule out your thyroid as the primary …

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