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Wellness Wednesday 3-5-14

Wellness Wednesday 3-5-14

“Over 10 million Americans have Thyroid Disease. 8 million do not know about it.” Stop being a statistic, get tested and get treated. Be sure to find us on social media to get your weekly dose of Wellness Wednesday delivered to your news feed. [...]

March 5, 2014 Ashley Thyroid Screens, Wellness Wednesday Comments Off on Wellness Wednesday 3-5-14

Thyroid Disease: The Catch-all

Thyroid Disease: The Catch-all

Almost 30 million Americans suffer from some type of thyroid disorder; however, about half remain undiagnosed, because they associate their vague symptoms with something else. By regulating the body’s metabolism, the thyroid plays a key role in keeping us energized and healthy. Unfortunately, when this important gland functions abnormally, serious problems can result. There are [...]

January 8, 2014 Ashley Men's Health, Miscellaneous health topics, Thyroid Screens, Women's Health Comments Off on Thyroid Disease: The Catch-all

High blood pressure med can mask hyperthyroidism

High blood pressure med can mask hyperthyroidism

If you’re on blood pressure medication—and having trouble sleeping at night, consider testing the tiny (but mighty) thyroid gland. When the thyroid is over active—a condition called hyperthyroidism—production of too much thyroid hormone “speeds up” the body causing rapid pulse, higher blood pressure, tremors, anxiety and nervousness. In older adults, symptoms of over-active thyroid are [...]

November 7, 2013 Susan Men's Health, Thyroid Screens, Women's Health Comments Off on High blood pressure med can mask hyperthyroidism

A super-sized test for ordinary (and extraordinary) people

A super-sized test for ordinary (and extraordinary) people

A super chemistry blood test won’t reveal your secret super powers. But it will measure a whole range of substances in your blood to determine if you’re in the “normal” range. The Super Chemistry blood test can be taken alone or purchased with additional tests—such as hormone, fertility, thyroid and other tests. It includes a [...]

August 31, 2013 Susan Blood Testing, Health Screens, Men's Health, Miscellaneous health topics, Thyroid Screens, Women's Health Comments Off on A super-sized test for ordinary (and extraordinary) people

Look inside to test wellness

Look inside to test wellness

What is wellness? If you divide your life into four dimensions, physical, emotional, social and spiritual and take stock in each area—you will have a measure of wellness. Some authors of wellness also include “intellectual,” as a dimension of wellness. At the base of the “wellness pyramid” are the components of physical health—which include maintaining [...]

April 18, 2013 Susan Cholesterol Screens, Tests to detect and manage diabetes, Thyroid Screens, Weight Loss & FItness Comments Off on Look inside to test wellness

Why the fuss about homocysteine?

Why the fuss about homocysteine?

Like many of the chemical substances that work inside your body to build and maintain its cells and systems—homocysteine  is a metabolite.  It starts as one thing and ends as another. Or at least it should. Homocysteine for protein processing Methionine is one of 11 essential amino acids the body requires from dietary sources such [...]

January 15, 2013 Susan Heart Disease, Thyroid Screens Comments Off on Why the fuss about homocysteine?

Hypothyroidism increases risk of heart disease, attack or stroke

Hypothyroidism increases risk of heart disease, attack or stroke

You probably know this: The thyroid gland produces hormones that act upon every cell in the body. When the thyroid is “underactive” as in “hypo” thyroid disease, metabolic processes are disrupted resulting in a range of symptoms. But did you know, when one system goes awry, it can cause a domino effect in the body? [...]

January 15, 2013 Susan Heart Health & Cholesterol, Thyroid Screens Comments Off on Hypothyroidism increases risk of heart disease, attack or stroke

Hey girl! If you don’t do it, it won’t get done

Hey girl! If you don’t do it, it won’t get done

Did you know that one lab test provides more than 50 health screens for women?  If you decide to do anything for yourself during the holidays, do this. Kick off the season with a lab test that provides 50 measures of health, including a complete blood count, cholesterol check, screens for diabetes, kidney and liver [...]

December 2, 2012 Susan Cholesterol Screens, Diabetes, Thyroid Screens, Women's Health Comments Off on Hey girl! If you don’t do it, it won’t get done

If you’re moody or muddled—check your thyroid

If you’re moody or muddled—check your thyroid

In a 2011 New York Times article titled, For Some, Psychiatric Trouble May Start in Thyroid, Dr. Russell Joffe, a psychiatrist at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, said “The best descriptions of clinical depression were actually in textbooks on thyroid disease, not psychiatric textbooks.” That’s because the effects of an underactive thyroid gland [...]

December 2, 2012 Susan Thyroid Screens, Women's Health Comments Off on If you’re moody or muddled—check your thyroid

In thyroid treatment, one size does not fit all

In thyroid treatment, one size does not fit all

Thyroid conditions are not simple to treat and much of the abundant information  (a keyword search on “hypothyroid” produces more than 2.5 million results) is contradictory. At the heart of the issue are two categories of thyroid hormone replacement drugs. The older form of treatment called “dessicated thyroid” is a preparation of dried and powdered [...]

September 27, 2012 Susan Thyroid Screens Comments Off on In thyroid treatment, one size does not fit all