Yearly Archives: 2014


Hypothyroidism Skin Changes

The thyroid plays a vital role in keeping your skin normal.  For someone suffering from hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism skin changes are common.  These conditions of the thyroid gland can have several abnormal reactions on your skin. Hypothyroidism is a condition where your thyroid gland under produces ie it fails to produce the optimal amount of thyroid hormone. The right level of thyroid hormone is crucial to keep many bodily functions humming […]


Hypothyroidism Definition

The official hypothyroidism definition is that it is a condition in which your thyroid gland is not capable of producing enough thyroid hormones. Women above the age of 50 are most prone to developing hypothyroidism.  Most symptoms are mild in the early stages and for this reason often go unnoticed. However, untreated hypothyroidism can cause a number of health related problems like infertility, heart disease, obesity and joint pain. Diagnosing Hypothyroidism There […]


Untreated Hypothyroidism And Its Risks

Hypothyroidism may develop in a person undetected.  Changes in body functions are often subtle and occur gradually; the human body also has the ability to accommodate untreated hypothyroidism, at least initially.  Furthermore, some of the symptoms of hypothyroidism may be common in a person’s lifestyle like poor eating habits, overwork, weight gain, fatigue, constipation and muscle cramps. Loss of appetite and inability to concentrate can also be attributed to things […]


Hypothyroidism Alternative Treatment Options

Hypothyroidism Alternative Treatment Options

We hear a lot about alternative treatment options for various disorders and hypothyroidism alternative treatment options are amongst them.  However, do they really work and how effective are they? People suffering from hypothyroidism are deficient in thyroid hormones which are needed to run the body’s metabolism. In this disease the body stops producing thyroid hormones, which affects the body in a lot of ways. It stops growth, development and imbalances […]


Hypothyroidism and Hyponatremia

Hypothyroidism and Hyponatremia – what are they and how are they different? Hyponatremia is a condition that occurs when sodium levels in our blood drop below a certain level.  Sodium is extremely important for our body for regulating fluid balance, blood pressure, and for normal functioning of the nervous system.  Hyponatremia is also known as ‘water intoxication’ since it can be caused when water intake exceeds the capacity of the […]

Hypothyroidism and Hyponatremia

Hypothyroidism And Exercise

Hypothyroidism And Exercise – The Benefits

Hypothyroidism and exercise: Can exercises help with an under active thyroid? The thyroid hormones T3 and T4 are responsible for the regulation of a number of bodily functions.  Indeed, some of our most important functions like metabolism, growth and even our reproductive system are all controlled by these thyroid hormones.  Therefore, any deficiency in hormone production by the thyroid gland will lead to problems in these systems. Hypothyroidism And Exercise […]


Brain Pill – How to Improve Your Memory

Brain Pilltm – What Ingredients Does It Have? The health supplements industry these days is booming and probably for good reason. Many of us take shortcuts with our diets and look to make up the shortfall in essential nutrients by popping vitamin and mineral pills or other dietary supplements. Most health authorities agree that there is nothing better than a balanced, healthy diet when it comes to supplying our bodies […]

Brain Pill – How to Improve Your Memory

Stresses and Hypothyroidism

How Are Stresses and Hypothyroidism Related?

Whilst there is no specific evidence that any particular type of stresses and hypothyroidism are interconnected, there is nevertheless a body of research that supports theories that they are.  Various types of stresses for example may affect the thyroid’s ability to produce those all-important thyroid hormones, causing the condition to develop.  It’s also thought that stress in addition to other health issues can aggravate the underlying thyroid health of an individual. […]


Mid-Life Crisis: Let’s Give Men a Break!

Everyone hates getting old. Nobody looks at their reflection in the mirror and says, “I can’t wait until all this thick hair falls out,” or “oh, how I wish I had more wrinkles…” We all want to be young for as long as possible, or more importantly, we want to look young for as long as possible. But on the other side, we love to tease and have fun at […]

Mid-Life Crisis: Let’s Give Men a Break!

All About Hypothyroidism Myxedema

All About Hypothyroidism Myxedema

Hypothyroidism myxedema is a very advanced stage of hypothyroidism and is a real medical emergency. Unfortunately diagnosis and beginning treatment at this stage of the disease does not have a good long term prognosis.  Indeed there is a greater than 60% chance that once the disease has progressed to the myxedema coma stage,the patient will die from the disease.  Fortunately, whilst hypothyroidism is common, this advanced stage is not so common. […]