Articles — Hashimoto's
What is the link between autoimmune thyroid disease & COVID-19
As millions of people worldwide have been afflicted by COVID-19, physicians and the public have wondered whether this viral infection could trigger or exacerbate thyroid disease and whether people with thyroid conditions are more vulnerable to this viral infection and whether they are less likely to fight the infection
Hypothyroidism increases diabetes risk
Hypothyroidism is a deficiency in thyroid hormone production and its consequences may be worse than what you thought... According to the CDC (Center For Disease Control & Prevention), roughly over 30 million Americans (about 10% of the population) have some form of diabetes, with at least 21 million Americans diagnosed and roughly 1 in 4 people unaware that they have it). Additionally, about 1 in 3 Americans (roughly over 90 million Americans) have prediabetes, the precursor stage to diabetes. Diabetes can cause a wide range of medical complications including heart disease, kidney failure, and blindness… We know that thyroid disease...
Iodine and Hashimoto's
Q: I am 59 years old and have been taking Levothyroxine since I was approximately 30 years old. Recently, a new doctor put me on Armour Thyroid (75 MG). Last year, a blood test showed that I have Hasimoto's. I am confused about your recent post about iodine. If taking iodine can lead to Hashimoto's, what about taking it after you already have it? Why would that be beneficial if it can actually cause hypothyroidism? A: First of all, since you were diagnosed with hypothyroidism at age 30, you have likely been suffering from Hashimoto's thyroiditis since that time as well. Hashimoto's...
How thyroid disease can make menopause symptoms worse
What is menopause? Menopause is defined as the ending of menstruation. Both natural and surgical menopause results in low estrogen levels within the body. Perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, weight gain, depression, and anxiety. Thyroid Imbalance and Menopause One of the conditions that can make the menopausal experience even worse is thyroid imbalance. Yet thyroid disease is not routinely considered when a woman, at menopause, seeks help for her annoying symptoms. Through and after menopause, the frequency of thyroid imbalance increases. Indeed, 1 out of 10 menopausal women are diagnosed with hypothyroidism. You also...