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Best Foods for Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism… What foods should you eat? Fish The omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish such as wild salmon, trout, tuna, or sardines make this food an excellent choice for lunch or dinner, says Virginia Turner, MS, RD, LDN, clinical nutrition manager at The University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. Unmanaged hypothyroidism can increase the […]

Treatments for Thyroid Diseases

The thyroid is a small gland located below the Adam’s apple in your neck. It releases hormones, thyroxine (T4) andtriiodothyronine (T3), which increase the amount of oxygen your body uses and stimulate your cells to produce new proteins. By controlling the release of these hormones, the thyroid determines the metabolic rate of most of your […]

Thyroid problem and healthy life

Gland swelling commonly refers to enlargement of the lymph glands, also known as lymph nodes. Lymph nodes are small rounded or bean-shaped masses of lymphatic tissue surrounded by a capsule of connective tissue. Lymph glands (nodes) are located in many places in the lymphatic system throughout the body. Lymph nodes filter the lymphatic fluid and […]


The primary function of the thyroid is production of the hormones T3, T4 and calcitonin. Up to 80% of the T4 is converted to T3 by organs such as the liver, kidney and spleen. T3 is several times more powerful than T4, which is largely aprohormone, perhaps four[15] or even ten times more active T3 and T4 production and action Thyroxine (T4) is synthesised by the follicular cells from […]

What are the symptoms of thyroid

  Which of the following is most true for you? Your answers indicate that you may have hypothyroidism. The symptoms of hypothyroidism include: Fatigue or lack of energy Dry, coarse skin Dry, coarse hair Sensitivity to cold temperatures Heavy and/or irregular periods Puffy tissues Unexplained weight gain Depression Muscle cramps, muscle pain and tenderness Slower […]

Thyroid And Healthy Life

Ever heard of these wise, ancient idioms: “Let your food be your medicine”, or “All diseases start in the gut”? These were my guiding principals when all else (meaning: western medicine) failed to help my thyroid drama; first Graves’ and later Hashimoto’s Disease. After many years of trying different things, I’m finally putting the pieces […]

The thyroid gland needs iodine to make hormones

  Iodine Chemical Element Iodine is a chemical element with symbol I and atomic number 53. The name is from Greek ἰοειδής ioeidēs, meaning violet or purple, due to the color of elemental iodine vapor. Wikipedia Symbol: I Electron configuration: Kr 4d10 5s2 5p5 Atomic number: 53 Boiling point: 184.3 °C Melting point: 113.7 °C […]


  Most often, those with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis will need to take some form of thyroid replacement for the rest of their lives. There have been cases of recovery, though . Graves’ disease tends to have a more limited course and often doesn’t require lifelong treatment. The thyroid gland affects blood sugar and fatigue, among other […]

universal thyroid screening in pregnancy

Decreased thyroid function can have a detrimental effect on pregnancy outcomes. A majority of thyroid specialists surveyed recommend thyroid function testing for all pregnant women. The results of a survey conducted at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) will be delivered in a poster to be presented at the upcoming 83rd […]

Thyroid Diet Must Include These Healthy Foods

      The thyroid gland is located just below the voice box. The 2-inch long gland with two lobes regulates the balance of body’s metabolism and calcium. Many people suffer from a condition (Hyperthyroidism or Hypothyroidism). This disorder is curable through medical treatments.Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) and hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) are two types of thyroid. […]