How biotin interferes with thyroid lab tests

Biotin & Thyroid Lab Tests: Is it Dangerous to use this vitamin?

Is it true that taking the over the counter supplement biotin can interfere with your thyroid lab tests?  The answer is yes.  But there’s a lot more to it than that.  In this article, we are going to explore whether taking biotin is safe if you have thyroid problems, how it impacts your thyroid lab tests, what to …

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RAI Exposure Increases Cancer Risk in Other Organs/Tissues

RAI Exposure Increases Cancer Risk in Other Organs/Tissues

There are about 4.5 million people in the United States (and more in the world) with hyperthyroidism.  *This number is calculated by taking the population of the US and multiplying it by the prevalence of hyperthyroidism which is 1.2%.  A large majority of these people have undergone RAI to treat their hyperthyroidism.  A new study (1) suggests that …

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When should you worry about thyroid nodules

When Should You Worry About Thyroid Nodules?

Is your thyroid nodule actually thyroid cancer in disguise? This is the question that most people ask themselves and it’s the question we are going to explore today.  The good news is that most nodules are NOT cancerous and there are certain signs and symptoms, if present, do increase the chance that your nodule may be harboring …

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dealing with hair loss from thyroiditis

Dealing with Hair Loss from Thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s)

A huge percentage of people with thyroiditis suffer from hair loss.  Is this something that you will just have to deal with for the rest of your life? The answer is a resounding no.  In this article, we are going to explore exactly why thyroiditis leads to hair loss, what you can do about it, the complexity behind …

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12 Reasons Why You Still Have Hypothyroid Symptoms

12 Reasons Why You Still Have Hypothyroid Symptoms (Even on Thyroid Medications)

It’s become more and more common for hypothyroid patients to experience symptoms despite having so-called “normal” labs.  But why is this? There are actually a number of reasons for why this is the case and each one is important.  In this article, I will go over 12 major reasons for why you may be experiencing hypothyroid symptoms.  Each section …

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3 causes of cytomel related hair loss

3 Causes of Cytomel Related Hair Loss & What to Do About Them

If you are new to Cytomel, or if you’ve been using it for a long time, this information should be helpful!  While Cytomel is probably one of my favorite medications used to treat hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s, it doesn’t come without risks and potential side effects.  Among these side effects includes the potential for hair loss.  Don’t let this …

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how to diagnose hashimoto's thyroiditis with tests and symptoms

How to Diagnose Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis with Lab Tests & Symptoms

If you have or suspect that you have thyroid problems then this article is very important to you.  It turns out that the majority of people who have a thyroid problem have it because of an autoimmune condition.  This condition is often referred to as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and it is something that EVERY thyroid patient should be …

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Does synthroid cause Alzheimer's disease?

Does Synthroid Cause Alzheimer’s Disease?

Research has shown that people with hypothyroidism are two times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease when compared to those with normal thyroid function.  In addition, some newer studies have suggested that there is a link between taking thyroid medication and developing dementia. This link has caused some people to believe that it is actually the medication …

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can hypothyroidism cause high blood sugar?

Can Hypothyroidism Cause High Blood Sugar?

The answer is yes! But what I find in most patients is that the primary cause of high blood sugar is typically not the thyroid (although it certainly can contribute).  Instead, there are several other conditions such as the amount of stress that you are under, what type and how much thyroid medication you are taking, the …

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does taking thyroid medication cause high blood pressure

Does Taking Thyroid Medication Cause High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)?

Thyroid hormone absolutely does impact both your blood pressure and heart rate.  But what are you supposed to do if you feel good on your thyroid medication but you still have high blood pressure? How can you manage high blood pressure on medications like Cytomel, liothyronine or Armour thyroid (which are actually amazing for thyroid patients)? If you …

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