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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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is it possible to get pregnant with thyroid problems?

Is it Possible to get Pregnant with Thyroid Problems?

It is definitely possible to get pregnant if you have thyroid problems.  But, having said that, it doesn’t mean that it is easy.  The presence of thyroid dysfunction will not only make it more difficult to conceive, but it may also put your baby at increased risk of certain complications.  In this article you will learn more about …

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can thyroid problems cause eyebrow hair loss

Can Thyroid Problems Cause Eyebrow Hair Loss?

Does thyroid disease lead to eyebrow hair loss? The answer is definitely yes.  If you have thyroid problems (such as hypothyroidism) then chances are high that you might also be suffering from eyebrow hair loss.  One big issue with eyebrow hair loss is that this symptom can persist even though you are taking thyroid medication! With that in mind, …

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can you live without a thyroid

Can You Live Without a Thyroid? What to Expect After Surgery or RAI

Your thyroid gland produces some of the most important hormones in your entire body.  But what happens if you have your thyroid removed? Or destroyed? Are you able to survive? The answer is yes and it has to do with the fact that thyroid medication contains the same hormones that your body produces naturally.  The only problem is that …

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synthroid overdose: signs you are taking too much thyroid medication

Synthroid Overdose: Signs you are Taking Too Much Thyroid Medication

Are you concerned that your dose of Synthroid is too high? That may be the case, especially if you are experiencing symptoms such as hair loss, heart palpitations, and heat intolerance.  The good news is that Synthroid overdose can be easily treated by simply reducing your dose.  This article will outline the major side effects associated with taking …

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Is using iodine safe for your thyroid

Is Using Iodine Safe for your Thyroid?

Have you heard that iodine can help improve your thyroid function? While it is true that your body requires iodine, it’s also probable that using high doses of iodine can potentially be dangerous.  In this article, we are doing to discuss the dangers of using high doses of iodine, who should avoid using iodine, how to dose …

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Thyrotoxicosis vs Hyperthyroidism: What’s the Difference?

Thyrotoxicosis vs Hyperthyroidism: What’s the Difference?

It may surprise you to know that around 1% of the population suffers from this condition (1).  And it’s especially important if you consider that a small percentage of patients with this disease may go on to develop thyroid storm.  But what exactly is thyrotoxicosis? Is it a problem if you have it? Is it different from …

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Low TSH symptoms: 5 important causes plus your next steps

Low TSH Symptoms: 5 Important Causes + Your Next Steps

Have you been told that you have a low TSH? Are you experiencing symptoms such as It may surprise you to know that a low TSH can be associated with multiple conditions all of which present in different ways.  This article will go into detail on how to interpret your TSH, how to determine the cause, the symptoms …

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