What is Hypothyroidism?

Originally published on 5th March 2016 Last updated on 15th April 2019 Hypothyroidism, also called an underactive thyroid or thyroid disease, is a condition where the thyroid gland does not create enough thyroid hormone/s. The five… More

Pregnancy and Hypothyroidism

Originally published on 26th June 2016 Last updated on 10th October 2021 See Also: Preparing for Pregnancy Blood Test I’m going to cover how hypothyroidism can develop during or after pregnancy, what to do if… More

Feeling Guilt and Shame for Not Wanting Sex With Hypothyroidism

Although losing your desire for sex (libido) is a common symptom of hypothyroidism in both men and women, it is often an embarrassing topic to talk about and as a result, many do not. Sex… More

Book Review: Tired Thyroid: From Hyper To Hypo To Healing – Breaking The TSH Rule by Barbara S. Lougheed

Tired Thyroid: From Hyper To Hypo To Healing – Breaking The TSH Rule by thyroid patient advocate Barbara S. Lougheed is a comprehensive and thorough read. This book combines Barbara’s personal story of issues with… More

11 Things I Did to Optimise Conceiving With Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism

Originally published on 17th March 2020 Last updated on 9th August 2021 Many of us with health conditions such as hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid and/or Hashimoto’s, dream of becoming parents one day. I hear from… More

An Open Letter to Fathers with Hypothyroidism on Father’s Day

Originally published on 16th June 2019 
Last updated on 19th June 2021 To the dad with hypothyroidism on Father’s Day, I know you feel tired, at times frustrated and strained. Work can be harder to… More

Book Review: Living Well With Hypothyroidism by Mary J. Shomon

Mary Shomon has been a well-recognised thyroid patient advocate for over twenty years. Living Well With Hypothyroidism: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You… That You Need to Know is one of the most popular ‘thyroid… More