Autoimmune thyroid disease occurs when the immune system mistakingly attacks the thyroid gland, marking it as an ‘invader’ for destruction.
The two most prominent forms of autoimmune thyroid disease are Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Graves’ Disease. Hashimoto’s is the leading cause of hypothyroidism (at 90% ) and Graves’ is the leading cause of hyperthyroidism.
If one typically leads to an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) and the other leads to an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism), can they exist at the same time?
Originally published on 29th April 2016Last updated on 28th October 2021
What is Thyroid Brain Fog?
Brain fog is often described as feelings of mental confusion or lack of mental clarity. The phrase comes from the feeling of a fog that reduces your ability to think clearly. It can feel like a mental block and can cause a person to become forgetful, detached and discouraged. They may even become depressed as a knock-on effect. Continue reading “Thyroid Brain Fog”→
I find that music is often the best remedy for when I’m feeling low, fed up, defeated or frustrated, especially during thyroid flare ups, so I wanted to share my favourites for when I feel down, defeated, frustrated or otherwise need a pick-me-up. I hope you like them too.
You can find the playlist on my YouTube channel here.
Originally published on 29th May 2016Last updated on 14th October 2021
It’s a term I, and so many other sources for thyroid information, use a lot. What Are “Optimal Thyroid Levels”?
When your doctor runs a test and you receive the results, your levels will either fall inside or outside of the range. Ranges are usually given in brackets besides the test result.
However, as thyroid patients, it is important that we advocate for ourselves when it comes to where in range they fall. After all, it is not just about falling within the range. We are looking for something more specific.
Originally published on 19th May 2020Last updated on 3rd October 2021
The popularity of podcasts is forever increasing. With the ability to listen to them on the move – perhaps on your daily commute, when completing housework, cooking dinner, getting ready in the morning and just about whenever you want – they are an incredibly useful way to take in information concerning your thyroid health and wellbeing.