Thyroid Disease And Other Causes Of Insomnia In Women

Sleep disturbance or insomnia is a common disorder when women have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or both. After headaches and colds it ranks third as the most common complaint in the doctor's office. One out of 8 people seeks professional assistance for chronic insomnia at least once in their life time. Between 49% and 69% of people reported to have occasional sleep disturbances. [Tweet "#Thyroid related #insomnia occurs more frequently in women than men"] Insomnia is closely … [Read more...]

How to Recover from Fibromyalgia by Overcoming Hidden Thyroid Hormone Resistance

This post is dedicated to a well-known expert in the field of thyroidology and fibromyalgia Dr. John C. Lowe who suddenly died on January 9, 2012 due to complications following a head injury Dr. John C. Lowe was a leading expert on the natural treatments for thyroid disease. He was first to introduce a simple but very effective treatment for fibromyalgia by using T3 thyroid hormone. Dr. Lowe got interested in the thyroid disease about 25 years ago when he was researching and using a … [Read more...]

4 Keys To Successful Weight Loss With Hypothyroidism

Many women who have hypothyroidism gain weight and have difficulties to shred these stubborn pounds despite taking thyroid medication, diet modifications and regular exercise. The main reason why hypothyroid patients cannot lose weight is due to uncorrected or undertreated hormonal imbalances. At hypothyroidism, metabolism slows down all body functions. Many patients who take thyroid medication and have normal lab test results still can experience hypothyroid symptoms including difficulties … [Read more...]

Hormonal Imbalances In Young Women And How To Fix It

More and more women experience symptoms of hormonal imbalances years ahead of menopause in their mid-thirties. The common health issues are fatigue, night sweats, insomnia, painful periods, low libido, migraine, infertility, mood swings and weight gain. Most of these complaints are in fact, estrogen dominance symptoms when the action of estrogen is not compensated by sufficient amounts of progesterone. Both hormones estrogen and progesterone are necessary for optimal health. Estrogen is a … [Read more...]

20 Warning Clinical Signs Of Hypothyroidism

Both symptoms and signs are indicators of abnormalities in the patient’s health condition that are widely used for establishing the connection to thyroid disease or other possible disorders. However, the difference between a symptom and a sign is often misunderstood. A symptom is a health abnormality which is a subjective experience of the patient that other people can’t see and independently verify. For example, fatigue is a common hypothyroid symptom and is present in many other diseases. … [Read more...]

PCOS in women with Hashimoto’s disease

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or Stein-Leventhal syndrome is the most common endocrine disorder that affects 6 to 12% of women of reproductive age. The clinical manifestation of PCOS varies from mild menstrual abnormalities to severe disturbances in reproductive function and metabolism. Women with PCOS have altered metabolism of estrogen and androgenic hormones such as testosterone, androstenedione and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS). The vast majority of women with PCOS have severe … [Read more...]

List of associated diseases

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a disorder of the immune system, which affects the function of the thyroid gland. There are many findings about the relationship between other autoimmune diseases and Hashimoto’s. The immune system can also mistakenly target any other part of the body causing it to malfunction. In Hashimoto's disease in addition to thyroid antibodies patients can have antibodies to other tissues or enzymes as well that puts them at a higher risk to develop another autoimmune … [Read more...]

What The Thyroid Does As A Part Of Endocrine System

The endocrine system is composed of many different glands, which the main function is to manufacture specific hormones. Hormones are chemical substances that transport a signal from one cell to another and are necessary for cellular communication and regulation. Endocrine glands Pituitary gland is located at the base of the brain and produces hormones that control the activities of numerous other glands. Thyroid gland produces thyroid hormones that control metabolism, the body’s … [Read more...]

Find Out More About Your Thyroid Hormones

Thyroid gland The thyroid gland produces hormones that influence essentially every organ, tissue and cell in the body. The gland is located in the front central area at the base of your neck and has a butterfly shape. Although it is small and is a little more than two inches wide, it is the largest endocrine gland in the human body. The thyroid gland is a soft tissue and when healthy it is smooth and not tender. The main function of the thyroid gland is to produce, store and release into … [Read more...]