Thyroid Function

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Beware of iron deficiency during pregnancy. It can lead to low thyroid.

Beware of iron deficiency during pregnancy. It can lead to low thyroid.

Iron is crucial for optimal thyroid gland function and optimal thyroid hormone production. This explains that iron deficiency, in addition to causing anemia, can also lead to low thyroid hormone levels and even hypothyroidism. Because iron deficiency can be quite common during pregnancy as a result of the increased needs for the developing fetus, you need to make sure that you are not iron deficient prior to becoming pregnant or while pregnant. One of the many reasons is that iron deficiency may impair your thyroid function and can cause low thyroid hormone levels that could be detrimental to the pregnancy...

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How can you prevent cardiovascular disease

How can you prevent cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease is one of the most common causes of death in the United States. The risk factors are always increasing, creating a constant public health burden. Public prevention plays a very important role in healthcare. Research has shown that if you suffer from high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and if you smoke, your risk of cardiovascular disease increases tremendously. In fact, nearly 50% of Americans have at least one of those risk factors. Existing health conditions, your lifestyle, and genetics play a huge role in determining your chances of suffering from cardiovascular disease at some point in your life....

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Dr. Arem's 10 steps to thyroid wellness

Dr. Arem's 10 steps to thyroid wellness

Do you suffer from fatigue? Are you irritable, depressed, anxious, or panicky? Do you feel cold or hot when others don't? Are you forgetful or have problems focusing? Do you have sleep problems? Are you struggling weight gain? Are you listless? If you answered "yes" to some or all of these questions, it's very likely that you have a thyroid issue. Dr. Arem recommends the following 10 steps for anybody striving for optimal thyroid wellness. Dr. AREM'S 10 STEPS TO THYROID WELLNESS 1. Balancing your thyroid hormones It is a good measure to test your thyroid hormone levels and receive...

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Short-term sleep deprivation effects on thyroid and heart

Short-term sleep deprivation effects on thyroid and heart

For the first time, heart and thyroid function have been analyzed in the context of short-term sleep deprivation. In a small study done by the Radiology Society of North America, twenty radiologists who work extremely long hospital shifts were tested in Bonn, Germany. In addition to blood, urine, and blood pressure, other parameters were analyzed. The subjects were tested before and after their 24-hour shifts with an average of three hours of sleep. All of the subjects were considered healthy. Overall, the study found that the heart rate, blood pressure, and cardiac contractility had significantly increased after the 24-hour shift....

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