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What does “Euthyroid” Mean? Definition, Symptoms & More

If you have thyroid disease then understanding what euthyroid is incredibly important. 

If you aren't in a euthyroid state then you may suffer from the symptoms of hypothyroidism such as weight gain, fatigue, hair loss, dry skin and more. 

This article will teach you everything you need to know about this term including how to determine if you really have normal thyroid function, the symptoms associated with thyroid problems and how to test for thyroid issues...

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Thyroid Ultrasound Patient Guide – Everything You Need to Know

Do you need to get a thyroid ultrasound?

Do you already have your results in hand?

Are you confused as to why your Doctor would order this test?

Are your results confusing to you? 

In this post, you will learn the basics of thyroid ultrasound testing including why Doctors order this test, what type of information it gives you about your thyroid gland, how to interpret your results and more

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What Does your Thyroid Do? 10 Critical Functions to Know

For this article we are going to start with some of the basics: 

What does your thyroid gland do?

What does your thyroid gland control?

How do you know if you have thyroid problems?

What are you supposed to do if you suspect you have these problems?

What types of thyroid problems exist that cause issues for people? 

All of these questions and more will be answered in this post so let's dive in

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Postpartum Thyroiditis Guide: Recovery, Natural Treatment & More

Up to 7.5% of all pregnant women may experience the thyroid condition known as postpartum thyroiditis. 

Even more staggering is the fact that up to 25% of these women, who go through postpartum thyroiditis, will develop PERMANENT hypothyroidism as a result

This makes diagnosing and identifying this condition incredibly important. 

This guide will teach you how postpartum thyroiditis presents, how long it takes to recover, how to test for it and includes natural treatment options

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Side Effects of Stopping Thyroid Medication Abruptly (& Why it isn’t Safe)

Is it safe to stop taking thyroid medication?

In most cases, if you stop taking your medication cold turkey, you will experience many negative side effects. 

In this post you will learn more about why you shouldn't stop taking your thyroid medication (without physician supervision), the side effects of stopping thyroid medication abruptly, reasons why it isn't safe and what to do instead.

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Euthyroid Sick Syndrome, Low T3 & “Normal Thyroid Labs” Explained

Euthyroid sick syndrome is a series of lab abnormalities seen in certain people with an acute or chronic illness. 

Understanding this condition can help explain why so many thyroid patients are unhappy with their current treatment and help us (Doctors and patients) change how we evaluate thyroid treatment. 

In this guide you will learn what ESS is, how it presents, what causes it and if you should be treated if you have this condition

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Swollen & Enlarged Thyroid: What it Means & What Causes it

Does it feel like you have an enlarged thyroid?

Do you notice a bulge in your neck or does your neck appear thicker?

Have you felt your thyroid and noticed that it is "lumpy" or "inconsistent"?

Are you experiencing symptoms that make you think there is a problem with your thyroid?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you may have an issue with your thyroid gland. 

This post will teach you all that you need to know about an enlarged/swollen thyroid including what it means, how to diagnose it, your next steps and more

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Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Low T4 (Natural + Conventional)

Have you been diagnosed with low T4 through lab testing?

Are you also experiencing symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, depression or hair loss?

If so, then you may be suffering from low T4 or hypothyroidism. 

This post will teach you what you need to know about T4 testing including the symptoms associated with low T4, what causes this condition and how to treat it: 

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