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Top tests for measuring thyroid hormones

Top tests for measuring thyroid hormones

The thyroid gland is responsible for hormones that contribute to energy production in every cell of our body. If there’s a universal truth about hypothyroidism—it’s that when the thyroid malfunctions—people feel poorly and worse. If you’ve spent any time researching hypothyroidism—you will have discovered a mountain of information on how difficult and delicate it is [...]

September 27, 2012 Susan Thyroid Screens Comments Off on Top tests for measuring thyroid hormones

Is it aging or under-active thyroid?

Is it aging or under-active thyroid?

Hypothyroidism or “underactive thyroid” is a condition that affects more women than men and tends to appear in middle age. The symptoms of under-active thyroid often come on slowly, seeming more a result of aging than a sign of disease. Fatigue and sluggishness, constipation and dry skin, pain or stiffness in the joints and muscles, [...]

September 27, 2012 Susan Thyroid Screens Comments Off on Is it aging or under-active thyroid?

Should pregnant women get a thyroid test?

Should pregnant women get a thyroid test?

By INGFEI CHEN, New York Times (published April 14, 2009) When women think about pregnancy, the thyroid gland is seldom the first thing that leaps to mind. Nestled in the neck, the gland makes hormones that govern metabolism, helping to regulate body weight, heart rate and a host of other factors. But if the thyroid [...]

July 28, 2012 Susan Thyroid Screens, Women's Health Comments Off on Should pregnant women get a thyroid test?

Stop the Thyroid Madness partners with HealthCheckUSA

Stop the Thyroid Madness partners with HealthCheckUSA

Stop the Thyroid Madness and HealthCheckUSA have partnered to develop and offer specific packages and lab testing options that will assist Stop the Thyroid Madness members in managing their condition and taking control of their health. With the guidance of Janie Bowthorpe, a leading thyroid activist, best-selling author and media personality, and the founder of [...]

July 21, 2009 Susan Stop the Thyroid Madness tests, Thyroid Screens Comments Off on Stop the Thyroid Madness partners with HealthCheckUSA

Is it inertia or thyroid disease?

Is it inertia or thyroid disease?

“Escape From Inertia” From Experience Life, May 2009 Most of us struggle at some point to overcome a stubborn resistance to exercising. Not sure what’s keeping you from exercising more regularly? Here’s a reason that may be lurking beneath the surface: Undiagnosed health issues. Hypothyroidism, a condition in which your thyroid doesn’t release enough metabolism-stimulating [...]

May 20, 2009 Susan Thyroid Screens Comments Off on Is it inertia or thyroid disease?

Thyroid test may be the first step in winning the weight battle

Thyroid test may be the first step in winning the weight battle

It’s the beginning of a new year, and Oprah Winfrey, like many others across the country, has made it a goal to lose weight this year. In a recent U.S. News and World Report article, Katherine Hobson talks about the nine lessons she picked up from Oprah’s “weight-battle defeat,” which the popular talk show host [...]

January 14, 2009 Susan Obesity and related diseases, Thyroid Screens Comments Off on Thyroid test may be the first step in winning the weight battle