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The connection between low thyroid and weight gain

The Connection between Low Thyroid & Weight gain & What to do About it

Low thyroid function leads to weight gain but not how you think.  If low thyroid leads to weight gain then why does replacing thyroid hormone in your body not lead to excessive weight loss? It turns out that this phenomenon can be explained but you have to understand the function of other hormones in your body. Thyroid hormone …

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7 Reasons to treat low ferritin

7 Reasons to Treat Low Ferritin Levels + Step-by-Step Treatment Guide

Ferritin is an indication of the amount of iron in storage in your body.  Low ferritin levels are often associated with symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, inability to exercise and even hair loss.  Diagnosing and treating low ferritin is important because it can actually reverse these symptoms and improve quality of life.  Having said that there …

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thyroid symptoms in men

Thyroid Symptoms in Men: The Low T Low Thyroid Connection

Much of the conversation on this blog is dedicated to women and what happens when they have hypothyroidism or low thyroid function.  But what about men? Do men react the same way? Do they have the same symptoms? Is treatment the same? It turns out that the answer to each of these questions is “No”.  In fact, the treatment, …

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Hypothyroidism and acne

Why Hypothyroidism Causes Acne & What to do About it

Acne can be tricky to treat unless you know exactly what is causing it.  And figuring that out can be a problem – especially if your approach has been to just throw different kinds of lotions and creams all over your skin.  You see: Acne is a condition that usually reflects a problem that is happening INSIDE of …

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Levothyroxin side effects, the complete guide, including dosing guide for patients

Levothyroxine Side Effects: Hair Loss, Weight Gain, Weight Loss & More

If you just started levothyroxine and you are wondering about side effects, I know what you are worried about:Is levothyroxine actually working for me?Why do I still feel bad if I’m on thyroid medication?How long will it take for me to start feeling BETTER?Are my new symptoms caused by levothyroxine?Why am I still gaining weight on thyroid medication?Are these symptoms …

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How hashimotos and hypothyroidism cause brain fog

The Brain Fog and Hashimoto’s Connection: How to Reverse It

Why do so many patients with Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s suffer from brain fog? Is there a connection between these two disease states? The answer is yes and we are going to explore why in this post.  You’re about to learn why brain fog may be an early indicator of damage to your brain, what steps you can take …

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the connection between hypothyroidism and chronic pain

The Connection Between Chronic Pain and Hypothyroidism & How to Treat it

Is your intuition telling you that your hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s is causing your chronic pain? I’ve got news for you: Your intuition may be right.Low thyroid hormone can potentiate musculoskeletal pain that can be misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia.  Even more important than that is many providers (and patients) don’t understand how to correctly diagnose, treat or manage pain and …

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Complete List of Hypothyroidism Symptoms with Checklist and Lab Guide

Complete List of Hypothyroidism Symptoms with Checklist and Lab Guide

Do you have all of the symptoms of hypothyroidism and yet you are told that your lab tests are “normal”? If so then this blog post should help you understand why this can happen and more importantly what you should do about it.  Due to various reasons (that we will discuss below) your Doctor may …

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