Could It Be Your Thyroid?
If you have a thyroid disorder -- hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism -- your thyroid gland makes too much or too little thyroid hormone. One of your thyroid's main jobs is to regulate your metabolism, so a thyroid problem may cause sudden weight loss or weight gain, fatigue, a fast heart rate or extreme sensitivity to hot or cold. Other thyroid disorders include thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer.
Balancing Your Thyroid Naturally
Lack of iodine can throw your thyroid out of whack and lead to a host of thyroid disorders. A type of seaweed known as bladderwrack, high in natural iodine, is one way to rebalance. Watch the video . . .
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Metabolism QuizFind out if thyroid problems are sabotaging your metabolism
The ratio of women to men with thyroid disease
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Howard E. LeWine, MD
Harvard Health Publications
Can stress cause a thyroid condition?
Right now, the answer is no. Stress does not cause a thyroid condition. However, we constantly learn about connections to diseases and conditions that we never thought could be true . . .
Thyroid Action Plans
Learn to better manage your thyroid disorder and take control of your health with these action plans.
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Find a thyroid expert in your area and schedule an appointment.
Foods rich in iodine can help your thyroid function properly, says nutritionist Kimberly Snyder . . .
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Goiter Support Group
A lack of iodine in the diet, an overactive or an underactive thyroid can all lead to goiter. Get tips and strategies from others living with this condition.
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