Thyroid Article

Dangers of an Underactive Thyroid

…associated complications are the most serious side effects of an underactive thyroid. However, hypothyroidism has important implications throughout the body. Here are some of the more common effects of an underproducing thyroid gland. Poor Circulation Obviously, as heart disease progresses, it decreases…

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How to Measure Your Basal Metabolic Rate

…method for checking proper thyroid function One of the simplest and most accurate methods to check for proper thyroid function was discovered by Dr. Broda Barnes. Using his method, you can take your temperature and get a good idea of your basal metabolic rate and thyroid condition. What You Need * An…

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Common Causes of High Blood Pressure

…high blood pressure (hypertension), but five of the most common are: * Your Heart * Your Kidneys * Your Blood Vessels * Your Stress Level * Your Thyroid Your Heart Although not the most common cause of hypertension, certain heart valve problems or a malfunction of the nerves in the heart muscle can…

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Celiac Disease Symptoms Identified

…weakness * Joint pain * Osteoporosis * Nighttime bone pain associated with loss of calcium Other conditions associated with celiac disease include thyroid disease, type 1 diabetes, lactose intolerance, arthritis, bowel and stomach cancer, skin problems such as eczema, and allergies. More Dr. Williams…

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Three Steps to Healthier Glands

…the thyroid, and the pituitary. If you want to totally correct the problem, instead of just mask the symptoms, the health of one gland must be improved—and oftentimes all three. In the early stages of depression, the adrenals are always involved. More advanced depression involves the thyroid gland…

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Perk Up Your Energy Level

…most people there’s a simple solution to fatigue. Your energy level is regulated by hormones from two sources: the thyroid and the adrenals. Most doctors know to check for thyroid function, but for some reason adrenal function seems to get overlooked. Even when the adrenals are suspected, conventional…

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Understand the Cause of Depression

…underactive thyroid. Thyroid hormones regulate your metabolism or how much energy you have. Other symptoms of hypothyroidism include: constant fatigue, inability to lose weight, poor circulation to the hands and feet, and dryness as well as disease of the skin. Often an underactive thyroid will respond…

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You've (Hopefully) Got Some Gall

…in France, however, researchers clearly demonstrated that bile acids also regulate the metabolism of fat by stimulating the production of active thyroid hormone within fat cells. When animals were given bile acids, their metabolism in brown fat tissue increased. The intake of the bile acids also prevented…

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Your Health Q&As

…it easier? * What are some good natural bug bite remedies? * What are the best fish to eat for omega-3 fatty acids? * What’s causing my stubborn thyroid problem? * What natural sinus remedies do you recommend? * What substances in food can cause asthma attacks? * What’s the connection between migraine…

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Conventional Treatments for Lowering Cholesterol

…Increase in triglycerides * Osteoporosis This drug can also trigger severe reactions when taken with certain families of drugs such as blood thinners, thyroid hormones, and diabetes and heart medications. Problems Caused by Too Low Cholesterol As if these side effects weren’t bad enough, none of them account…

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General Health Q&As

…it easier? * What are some good natural bug bite remedies? * What are the best fish to eat for omega-3 fatty acids? * What's causing my stubborn thyroid problem? * What natural sinus remedies do you recommend? * What substances in food can cause asthma attacks? * What's the connection between migraine…

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Five Steps to Minimize Stress

…downplay its ability to do us harm. But we shouldn’t. The effects of unresolved stress are cumulative. Stress depletes the pituitary, adrenal, and thyroid glands. It compromises the immune system and lowers your resistance to illness. It has now been directly linked to cancer, heart disease, and high…

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