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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 …

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6 root causes of hashimoto's thyroiditis

6 Root Causes of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – The Triggers of Thyroid Autoimmunity

The Importance of Finding Your Root Cause The idea of finding the root cause of your medical conditions is very appealing to many patients.  After all, if you can find the thing that CAUSED your condition wouldn’t it then be possible to treat that problem and reverse your disease? Well, yes and no.  This idea …

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hashimoto's diet myths debunked

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

The Food you Eat Can and Does Impact Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis The 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 …

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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 Thyroid Thyroid 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 …

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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 Time Every 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 …

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seronegative hashimoto's explained

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

Yes, You Can Have Hashimoto’s Without Antibodies Hashimoto’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 many people who have Hashimoto’s have no idea that they do.  And it’s not because Hashimoto’s is a …

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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 between these two disease states there is a surprising amount of overlap between them as well.  This is why many patients probably get confused.  …

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