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subclinical hyperthyroidism guide: natural treatments and more

Subclinical Hyperthyroidism Guide: Natural Treatments, Symptoms & More

Subclinical hyperthyroidism is a potentially serious thyroid problem that 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 …

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understanding and interpreting the thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin thyroid lab test

Thyroid Stimulating Immunoglobulin (TSI): What High Levels Mean

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 …

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Thyroid storm vs Thyrotoxicosis: Symptoms, treatment and more

Thyroid Storm vs Thyrotoxicosis: Dangerous Thyroid Conditions to Be Aware of

What exactly is thyroid storm? How dangerous is this condition and how will you know if you have it? This post will concentrate on this medical condition and teach you everything you need to know about it.  Including the difference between regular hyperthyroidism and thyroid storm, the difference in symptoms, how to prevent it from …

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Subacute Thyroiditis Guide Recovery Time, Treatment, Diagnosis & More

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 recover, and natural treatment …

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Radioactive iodine guide: Indications, side effects, weight gain and more

Radioactive Iodine (RAI) Guide: Indications, Side Effects, & More

Radioactive iodine is a procedure that results in the intentional destruction of your thyroid gland.  This procedure is often used to treat serious medical conditions such as hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer.  But is this procedure without side effects? Learn more about radioactive iodine including what it is used for, the side effects to watch out …

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Warnings signs and symptoms of an overactive thyroid

Warnings Signs & Symptoms of an Overactive Thyroid (+Treatments)

Are you experiencing weight loss, fatigue, irritability, or hair loss? These are all symptoms that you may have an overactive thyroid.  Identifying an overactive thyroid is important because early detection can prevent long-term damage.  Learn more about the signs and symptoms of an overactive thyroid, what causes this condition, how to treat it, and more …

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Thyroidectomy Guide Recovery, Complications & What to Expect

Thyroidectomy Guide: Recovery, Complications & What to Expect

Thyroidectomy refers to the surgical procedure in which your thyroid is removed.  While the surgical portion of the procedure is usually fairly easy, the aftermath as it relates to your serum thyroid levels may be a different story entirely.  Learn more about Thyroidectomy in this guide, including the basics of the procedure, the long-term consequences …

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The full list of natural and conventional treatments for hyperthyroidism

List of Natural & Conventional Treatments for Hyperthyroidism

Are you suffering from hyperthyroidism or do you suspect you have hyperthyroidism? If so you need to understand ALL of the treatments available to you as a patient.  This guide will walk you through the most common hyperthyroid treatments including conventional medications and procedures, the potential side effects, and also natural approaches to managing your …

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How Methimazole may cause weight gain

How Methimazole Leads to Weight Gain & What to Do About It

Methimazole, the antithyroid-blocking medication used to treat hyperthyroidism, can lead to weight gain in certain individuals. But how does this work? How can you gain weight if you have hyperthyroidism? The answer has to do with how methimazole works in the body and how it blocks thyroid function. Learn more about methimazole, how it can …

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