Articles — Graves' disease
The list of vitamin D benefits is quite long because vitamin D has been shown to affect many bodily functions. Vitamin D contributes to bone health, cardiovascular health, immune system health, and even certain cancers. There is even a clear link between low vitamin D and autoimmune thyroid disease such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Graves’ disease. However, many doctors are still not routinely monitoring blood vitamin D levels as it is often overlooked and not treated as a medical concern. One recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found a strong relationship between very low and...
The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the front base of your neck that produces thyroid hormones T4 and T3 and releases them directly into your bloodstream. These chemicals regulate the functioning of virtually all cells in your body. Thyroid hormones disperse throughout your body to regulate metabolism and most bodily functions. In your brain, T3 and T4 regulate neurotransmitters implicated in mood, appetite, sexual function, and emotions