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Hashimoto’s And PCOS: What Is The Connection?
Do you have both hypothyroidism and PCOS? Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is the leading cause of hypothyroidism in women. PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is the commonest hormone disorder affecting women of all ages. It is not a coincidence that some of you have both Hashimoto’s and PCOS. How common is it? It is relatively common. One study from eastern […]
Hypothyroidism And Depression
Hypothyroidism, depression and anxiety Depression and anxiety are more common in people with hypothyroidism. Is this merely coincidental? What are the possible reasons for this? When I say hypothyroidism, I am talking about the commonest type, which is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Do people with hypothyroidism and mood issues need different treatment? Do they feel better at […]
"My TSH is high, but Free T4 is normal. Do I need treatment?"
Subclinical Hypothyroidism (SCH) Subclinical Hypothyroidism is a condition when blood levels of TSH (Thyrotropin) are high, but levels of free T4 (Thyroxine) are normal. The term “subclinical” implies that the disease is present without obvious symptoms. However, this can also indicate an early stage of the disease, much like early diabetes, heart disease or dementia, […]
What Is The Best Time To Take Thyroid Medications?
(In this article I will address thyroid medications for hypothyroidsm only. Hyperthyroidism medications are not included here). Before breakfast or at bedtime? If you have been recommended supplemental thyroid hormones, you have probably been asked to take it first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach. Then wait for at least half an hour […]
Are Cauliflower And Broccoli Harmful For Your Thyroid?
This is one of the commonest questions I am asked, “Doctor, you have asked me to eat low carbohydrate vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower, but my dietician/doctor/friend said that they are harmful for my thyroid” Is that true?