Category Archives: thyroid

Hypothyroidism. What is the big deal?

I like to refer to the thyroid as the “gas pedal to the body.”  The thyroid gland is located in the neck. It makes two kinds of thyroid hormones: T3 and T4. Thyroid hormones regulate how the body uses and … Continue reading

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Are you taking too much thyroid medicine? This can be harmful.

Lots of people are on levothyroxine (name brand Synthroid) to replace a sluggish thyroid.  Many like taking too much thyroid—as it may help you lose weight, feel more energetic, need less sleep.  But, there is a downside.  You may feel anxious, have … Continue reading

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Is your thyroid sluggish? That could harm your heart.

I have many patients who are tired/fatigued. One condition for me to rule out is hypothyroidism. This is when the thyroid gland—the gland in front of your neck—isn’t working as well as it should. There is an inexpensive blood test … Continue reading

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Vroom. Vroom. Is your engine revving at the right speed?

I’m talking about the thyroid gland.  If it is revved up, you may be anxious, have insomnia, or feel heart palpitations.  Too slow and  depression, sluggishness, and weight gain can result. HYPOthyroidism is when the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone. … Continue reading

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