Why Is Autoimmune Thyroid Disease Becoming More Common

There is compelling evidence that today’s thyroid epidemic is multi-factored, rather than due to chemical agents alone. In other words, various nonchemical factors might be combining with the chemical siege to cause our immune systems to make antibodies against our own thyroid glands. If you have a family history of low thyroid, diabetes, or other

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Graves Disease – The Most Common Cause Of Hyperthyroidism

About 80 percent of all hyperthyroidism is caused by Graves’ disease, an autoimmune thyroid disease. Graves’ disease is the next most common autoimmune thyroid disease after Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. It is named after Robert James Graves, the nineteenthcentury Irish physician who published a description of three patients with this condition in 1835 in the London Medical

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Thyroid Eye Disease Treatment

A frustrating complication associated with autoimmune thyroid disorders is thyroid eye disease (TED). Thyroid eye disease tends to strike people with Graves’-related hyperthyroidism and sometimes even those suffering from Hashimoto’s disease. In clinical circles, TED is known by several different names: Graves’ ophthalmopathy (GO), thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy, and, infrequently, dysthyroid orbitopathy. (The pre? x ophthalmo- means

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Depression or Anxiety Could It Be My Thyroid

Sadness Versus Depression The million-dollar question is whether you are just sad or depressed. Everyone experiences sadness, bad days, and bad moods. Feeling sad is not the same thing as depression. Sadness is characterized by sad feelings, whereas the main feature of depression is numbness. The main thing to remember about sadness versus depression is

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Heart And Thyroid Disease

Both untreated hypothyroidism and thyrotoxicosis can lead to cardiovascular complications (complications involving the heart, arteries, and veins) or a worsening of risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The term heart disease generally refers to any type of heart trouble, including irregular or rapid heart rhythms; blockages of the blood supply to the heart muscle causing chest

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Fatigue Sleep Disorder or Thyroid Disease

Normal Fatigue Lifestyle factors are largely responsible for most people’s fatigue. When hypothyroidism is added to normal fatigue, however, it can be overwhelming. In these cases, the lifestyle changes that can remedy normal fatigue can help you feel less fatigued while going through a bout of untreated hypothyroidism. Whether you’re euthyroid, hypothyroid, or thyrotoxic, for

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Menopause And Thyroid Disease

When it comes to menopause, women with thyroid disease have a little more to be concerned about than women without thyroid disease. All postmenopausal women are at an increased risk of heart disease, which is the leading cause of death for postmenopausal women. But in postmenopausal women with untreated hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, or thyrotoxicosis, cardiovascular changes

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Thyroid Disease After Sixty

Roughly 4 to 7 percent of people over age sixty are definitely hypothyroid. It’s also suspected that a much greater percentage of people over sixty have sub-clinical hypothyroidism that frequently goes unrecognized and untreated. Meanwhile, less than 1 percent of people over sixty suffer from hyperthyroidism. In either case, the symptoms of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are different

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Thyroid Disease And Fertility

Approximately 6.1 million couples experience infertility each year, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Surveys indicate about 15 percent of all couples will experience infertility at some time during their reproductive lives. When there are identi?able causes for infertility, it’s split evenly between male-factor and female-factor infertility. Roughly 20 percent of the

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Gestational Thyroid Disease

For the most part, the causes of thyroid disease during pregnancy are the same as in the general population. And the most common thyroid diseases in pregnancy mirror the most common thyroid diseases in the general population: Hashimoto’s disease is the most common thyroid disease in pregnancy, followed by Graves’ disease. In both cases, the

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