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the best thyroid medication for weight loss

The Best Thyroid Medication for Weight Loss

Thyroid & Weight GainThyroid patients often struggle with their weight.  If you are reading this, and you have low thyroid or hypothyroidism, then you probably know what I am talking about.  Your thyroid is one of the primary regulators of your metabolism.  This is why people who have low thyroid or hypothyroidism end up gaining weight.  Low thyroid leads …

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thyroid function and coronavirus infection risk

Thyroid and Coronavirus Infection Risk: What you Need to Know

Are Thyroid Patients at Higher Risk of Infection? There’s no doubt that by now you’ve been inundated with information regarding the coronavirus or COVID-19.  Today we aren’t going to focus on the things you’ve heard 1000x by now but instead, we are going to talk about the virus and its effects on thyroid patients specifically.  Does having thyroid …

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adrenal fatigue symptoms

Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms: Is it your Thyroid or Adrenals?

What is Adrenal Fatigue?Adrenal fatigue is probably one of the most under appreciated and misdiagnosed conditions out there (next to the thyroid, of course!).  The reason for this is simple: Most doctors don’t even believe that adrenal fatigue exists (1) as a medical condition or diagnosis.  So if you want to actually be diagnosed and treated for this condition …

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why you don't want an endocrinologist for your thyroid

You Don’t Want an Endo To Treat Your Thyroid (5 Reasons)

A Specialist is not as Special as you ThinkTell me if this sounds familiar: You’ve been diagnosed with low thyroid or hypothyroidism by your current doctor because you started to experience fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, and maybe even some depression or anxiety.  Your doctor put you on a medication like levothyroxine or Synthroid to treat your …

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cold intolerance and hypothyroidism explained

Cold Intolerance and Hypothyroidism – The Connection Explained

Cold Intolerance and your ThyroidOne of the most common symptoms of low thyroid function is that of cold intolerance.  And there are literally millions of patients who suffer from cold intolerance.  It may not be the most ‘sexy’ symptom to complain about if you have low thyroid function, I would save that for something like ha​​ir loss …

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sustained release T3: should you use this thyroid medication_

Sustained Release T3 (SR T3): Should you use this thyroid medication?

What is Sustained Release T3?You probably already know that T3 is the single most i​​mportant thyroid hormone in your body.  If you’ve spent any time researching then you probably ALSO know that you can take T3 as a medication and that MOST thy​​roid medications contain only​​ T4.  But what you may not be aware of is that …

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causes of high reverse t3

High Reverse T3: 6 Causes + How to Avoid them

Why You should care About your Reverse T3 LevelIf you are new to the world of thyroid problems then something like reverse T3 may be a bit of a conundrum to you.  I know it may seem confusing but we can break it down into very simple terms which will help you understand why this metabolite …

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lab tests every thyroid patients needs

Lab Tests Every Thyroid Patient Needs (Not thyroid lab tests): The Complete List

You Need More than Just Thyroid Lab TestsIt probably won’t come as a surprise but you need to be ordering more than just your typical thyroid lab tests if you are a thyroid patient.  And that’s exactly what we are going to be talking about today.  I mentioned in my previous post and video that people with …

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the problem with optimal thyroid lab tests

The Problem with Optimal Thyroid Lab Tests: Fact vs Fiction

Among thyroid enthusiasts, there is often a big push to help people understand the difference between optimal thyroid lab tests and normal thyroid lab tests.  This way of viewing thyroid lab tests has lead to improved outcomes in many patients over the years.  But there’s one big problem: It’s not the right way to look at thyroid lab …

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why you can't stay on the same dose of thyroid medication forever

You Can’t Stay on the Same Thyroid Medication Dose Forever

It might come as a surprise to hear that your dose of thyroid medication will probably need to be changed constantly throughout your life.  In other words, it’s very unlikely that you will be on a “stable” or “constant” dose of thyroid medication for the rest of your life.  In this article, we are going to explore …

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