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The Complete Hypothyroidism User Guide for Patients (2018 Edition)

If you've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism or you suspect you have hypothyroidism then this is the post for you. 

The world of hypothyroidism can be a confusing and conflicting place. 

Learn all of the updated information relating to hypothyroidism treatment and management in this guide with references to the newest scientific research and studies

This guide will walk you through everything important and relevant to thyroid function to help you become an advocate for your own health and help you discuss your thyroid with your physician.

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Liothyronine User Guide: Dosage, Weight Loss, Side Effects & More

Liothyronine is a special type of prescription grade thyroid hormone, it's also the most powerful thyroid medication that exists. 

People taking liothyronine (especially over traditional medications such as levothyroxine) report significant improvements in their hypothyroid symptoms and quality of life. 

These benefits range from weight loss to reduced rates of depression and more. 

Learn who should consider using liothyronine and how to use it properly with this complete guide: 

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High TSH Symptoms, Causes & What it Means

Have you been told, or are you suspicious, that you have a high TSH?

If so there are many things you want to consider before pursuing treatment.

While your TSH is important for assessing thyroid function it's certainly not the only test, or the best way, to identify thyroid disease. 

We are going to take an updated, scientific dive into TSH including what a high TSH means, what kind of symptoms are associated with this condition and the top 5 causes... 

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Checklist of Thyroid Symptoms in Women + What to do About it

Do you think that you have the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

I'm talking about symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue, menstrual irregularities and hair loss. 

ALL of these symptoms and more may be caused by your thyroid

The problem?

Standard lab test and the conventional treatment don't necessarily help alleviate the symptoms of this hormone imbalance. 

Learn what to do if you think you are suffering from thyroid symptoms in women: 

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The Top #3 Natural Thyroid Supplements to Increase T3 & T4 Levels

Can supplements actually help improve your thyroid function and help with things like weight loss or fatigue?

Yes! They absolutely can and do help many patients.

They aren't a miracle pill, but certain supplements have been clinically shown to improve thyroid function through various ways.

Would it surprise you to know that there are at least 11 different nutrients involved in the production of thyroid hormone?

A deficiency in any of these nutrients may result in DECREASED thyroid hormone production.

​Let's discuss how to take advantage of this knowledge to help increase your thyroid function by using natural thyroid supplements: 

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3 Step Natural Thyroid Support System: Boost Thyroid Conversion & More

Supporting thyroid function may be one of the most important and rewarding things you choose to do. 

Why?

Because your thyroid controls multiple systems that all interact to create your subjective sense of energy and well being. 

These systems also control your metabolism, weight and energy levels. 

You can improve these systems by using the right type and dose of thyroid support supplements and by using a simple but effective 3 step approach.

Let's discuss this 3 step system and why it's so important: 

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Debunking the Thyroid Obesity Myth + 6 Weight Loss Tips & Tricks

Let's debunk this myth once and for all. 

No doubt you've heard people claim that their weight gain is due to having thyroid problems.

The reply is always something along the lines:

"Blaming your thyroid is an excuse ​for not having self control or for being lazy". 

But is this really true?

Not really, in fact the science supports the exact opposite.

This is a big deal for patients who are overweight or for those with thyroid problems because it validates what they are going through.

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Is Hypothalamic Obesity Disorder Causing your Thyroid Symptoms?

Are you undergoing thyroid treatment but not getting better?

Do you have ALL of the symptoms of hypothyroidism but normal "thyroid labs"? ​

Is T4 making your symptoms WORSE or are you gaining weight while taking this medication?

If so, hypothalamic obesity disorder may be the underlying cause of your symptoms. 

This condition mimics hypothyroid like symptoms but the treatment is completely different, and what's worse is that thyroid treatment may make this condition worse. 

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5 Reasons to Treat Subclinical Hypothyroidism + 5 Treatment Tips

It's estimated that up to 10% of people in the US have subclinical hypothyroidism. 

Statistically speaking that means you have a pretty high chance of having this issue even if you have tested "normal" for thyroid lab tests. 

Because subclinical hypothyroidism represents a treatable condition on the hypothyroid spectrum it's critical to accurately diagnose and treat this condition early.

Failure to treat can lead to overt hypothyroidism and worsening symptoms down the line.

In this guide I will walk you through everything you need to know about sub clinical hypothyroidism including 5 reasons you should treat the condition ASAP: 

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5 Benefits of using T3 Medication + Who Should Use It

Many patients on levothyroxine or synthroid stand to benefit by simply adding a small amount of T3 medication to their regimen. 

T3 is metabolized in the body in a different way than T4 which makes it special.

It's also the strongest and most powerful of all the thyroid medication BUT it must be used correctly.

Learn about the benefits of T3 including which patients should use T3 and why in this post: ​

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