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Subclinical Hyperthyroidism Guide: Natural Treatments, Symptoms & More

Subclinical hyperthyroidism is a potentially serious thyroid problem which can go undiagnosed if you aren't looking for it. 

This condition can also be confused with other medical conditions which means that not everyone with this disease should undergo treatment. 

Learn more about this condition including what causes it, how it presents (symptoms), conventional treatment as well as natural treatments and more in this guide

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TRH and TSH: How they Impact Thyroid Function & More

TRH is an important hormone produced by your brain which regulates thyroid function in your body. 

But most doctors aren't ordering this important lab test!

In addition, certain problems can result in reduced levels of TRH which may manifest as hypothyroid symptoms. 

Learn more about TRH including what it does, how it works, what causes low TRH, how low TRH can confound your clinical picture and more

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Thyroid Stimulating Immunoglobulin (TSI): Patient Guide to Graves’ Disease

What does thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin mean?

Do your results correlate with the severity of your hyperthyroidism?

Is there a way to lower your antibody levels?

You probably already know that the presence of these antibodies may be an early warning sign that your body is suffering from an autoimmune disease, but what are you supposed to do about them?

Learning more about the TSI lab test can help you to understand your condition and understand treatment options

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Subacute Thyroiditis Guide: Recovery Time, Treatment, Diagnosis & More

Subacute thyroiditis is not the most common cause of thyroid related-issues, but it's still important nonetheless. 

This condition may result in pain in your thyroid gland and can be confused with other disorders such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Graves' disease. 

Learn how to diagnose this condition, how long it takes to recovery and natural treatment options which may help in your recovery

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Can Medications Cause Thyroid Problems? *Supplements & Medications to Avoid*

Do you have thyroid problems?

Are you taking thyroid medication?

Are you also taking other medications?

It may surprise you to know that there is a long list of medications that can alter thyroid function, interfere with thyroid tests or even interfere with your thyroid medication. 

This post will teach you about these medications, what to do if you are taking one of these medications and your next steps

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(TBS #14) Is it Safe to Exercise When you have Thyroid Problems?

Is it dangerous to exercise if you have thyroid disease?

How much is "too much" exercise?

Will exercise help you lose weight or will it hurt your metabolism?

All of these questions and more will be answered in this post which is all about exercise and thyroid problems. 

You will learn the best types of exercises, how much you should be exercising and the best way to lose weight

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TBS #12 What Actually Causes Thyroid Disease? Thyroid Dysfunction vs Hypothyroidism

It is estimated that up to 10% of people have a thyroid problem. (1)

But what is causing thyroid disease in all of these people?

It turns out that there are many causes of both reversible thyroid disease and irreversible thyroid disease. 

But which type do you have?

In this post you will learn the most common causes of thyroid disease, how to spot problems which may impact thyroid function in your body and what to do about these problems

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High TSH Normal T4: What Does it Mean? + Other Thyroid Lab Patterns Explained

Are you experiencing a high TSH but normal T4?

Are you confused about interpreting these values?

Is your Doctor telling you that your tests are normal even though you are experiencing abnormal symptoms?

This article will help shed light on this thyroid lab pattern and help you understand what it means. 

You'll learn more about the symptoms associated with this pattern (and other patterns) and how to treat them below

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Is NDT (Natural Desiccated Thyroid) the Best Thyroid Medication?

Natural desiccated thyroid is a thyroid medication that comes from pigs!

This medication contains a more "complete" profile of thyroid hormones when compared to almost all synthetic thyroid medications out there. 

This has lead many people to tout NDT as the "best" thyroid medication. 

In this article, we are going to explore this claim while also discussing the pros and cons of this medication. 

You'll learn who should use this medication, who should avoid it and the pitfalls of using it

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