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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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hashimoto's diet myths debunked

6 Hashimoto’s Diet Myths Debunked & Why They Aren’t True

The Food you Eat Can and Does Impact Hashimoto’s ThyroiditisThe food that you put into your mouth and into your body can either have a positive or negative impact on Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.  I’m definitely not disputing that.  But in this article, I want to dispute some of the so-called “facts” that float around the internet, Facebook groups, …

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how hashimoto's antibodies change over time

How Hashimoto’s Antibodies Progress & Fluctuate Over Time

What Thyroid Antibodies Mean for your Body and your ThyroidThyroid antibodies have become somewhat of the hallmark of the autoimmune thyroid condition known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.  While you can certainly have Hashimoto’s even without having thyroid antibodies, most people still associate Hashimoto’s with thyroid antibodies.  What antibodies am I talking about? I’m talking about thyroglobulin antibodies and thyroid …

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the best doctor to see if you have Hashimoto's thyroiditis

Best Doctor to See If You Have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis? 5 Options

Regular or Standard Doctors Don’t Treat Hashimoto’s CorrectlyIf you have Hashimoto’s then you probably don’t me to tell you how frustrating it can be to try and feel better.  But allow me to give you some good news: Feeling like your old self is definitely possible even if you have a rip-roaring case of Hashimoto’s.  The key is …

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the 6 stages of hashimoto's thyroiditis

6 Stages of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis That ALL Patients Progress Through

Hashimoto’s Progresses Through Certain Stages Over TimeEvery single patient with Hashimoto’s will go through the same stages over the course of their disease.  These stages outline are important because they outline exactly what will happen to you, provided you let your disease smolder and damage your thyroid.  It’s not all bad news though.  By understanding these stages, and …

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seronegative hashimoto's explained

Hashimoto’s With Negative Antibodies (Seronegative Hashimoto’s)

Yes, You Can Have Hashimoto’s Without AntibodiesHashimoto’s is the number 1 cause of hypothyroidism in the US and developed countries.  And while that statistic is interesting, there’s something much more interesting about Hashimoto’s… The fact that a great deal of people who have Hashimoto’s have no idea that they do.  And it’s not because Hashimoto’s is a hard …

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hashimoto's vs graves' disease: the main differences

Hashimoto’s vs Graves’ Disease: Differences & Similarities

Hashimoto’s and Graves’ Disease: What’s the Difference?Let me start off by saying that both Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis are completely different disease states.  Despite there being a big difference in these two disease states there is a surprising amount of overlap between them as well.  Which is why many patients probably get confused.  Perhaps the most simple …

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