Do You Need a Thyroid Test?

September 29th, 2010 by admin

The thyroid is often overlooked as the cause of many health concerns, especially in women.  Thyroid disorders are more common than you think.  Many of the symptoms are similar to and can be attributed to other illnesses or disorders when in fact it is the thyroid causing them.

A common issue for older women is the mistake that it is menopause causing these symptoms when in fact it may be a thyroid disorder.  A simple thyroid test (fasting blood test) will tell the difference and whether you have normal thyroid levels or not.  This test measures the level of TSH – thyroid stimulating hormone – the main hormone that regulates the thyroid gland.

Here’s the short list:

(Low levels of hormones = hypothyroidism symptoms).

  • Dry skin and brittle nails
  • Tingling or numbness in the hands
  • Constipation
  • Heavy menstrual cycles
  • Daily fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Sluggishness
  • Depressed mood
  • Hair loss or thinning
  • Unexplained weight gain

(Higher levels of hormones = hyperthyroidism symptoms).

  • Muscle weakness or trembling hands
  • Problems with your vision
  • Diarrhea
  • Irregular  menstrual periods
  • Feel anxious
  • Restlessness, irritability, sleep problems
  • Hyperactive with an increased heart rate or palpitations
  • Lose unexplained weight
  • Have excessive sweating

The thyroid gland controls many of the bodily functions and organs and its basic role is to produce hormones in the right amount that help regulate your metabolism.  If it’s not doing the job properly it can create too much or not enough thyroid hormone which can cause those unwanted symptoms. Another important symptom for both versions is a visibly enlarged neck or noticeable swelling.

Getting tested and treated is of utmost importance as these symptoms can evolve into much more serious conditions such as stroke, heart problems, extremely low and life-threatening body temperature, and more.  Getting treatment causes great improvement in many of these symptoms leading to greater peace of mind and a higher quality of life.

Now testing can also be done in the privacy and convenience of your own home with a DIY medical test kit for thyroid.  Go Get Tested Now!



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Effects of Thyroid Disease

January 5th, 2010 by admin

Thyroid disease can affect the body’s metabolism, growth, weight, temperature and energy level.

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What are the Symptoms of an Elevated Thyroid?

November 14th, 2009 by admin

I got a blood test and it shows that my TSH is a bit elevated. My neck feels a lil swollen and I feel a bit hyper. Is this overreactive thyroid? I also have shortness of breath at night when I am going to bed. But not asleep yet.

Is your TSH elevated high (big number) hypothyroid or low (small number) hyperthyroid?? I am currently hyperthyroid on purpose to suppress any cancer and the symptoms that I have is elevated heart rate/ pulse with a TSH of .26. When I was even more hyperthyroid (TSH .08) I had extreme anxiety/ nervousness, jittery/ hyper, every elevated heart rate at rest, fine hand tremors, increased sweating, sensitivity towards heat, insomia, and I felt like my breathing was heavier at night.

Well, symptoms of hypothyroidism usually include tiredness, weakness, feeling cold or chilled, dry hair and skin, brittle nails, depression, constipation, trouble thinking clearly, and for women, heavy or irregular menstrual periods. I went into extreme hypothyroidism (TSH 162) after a total thyroidectomy and being off any thyroid replacement hormone for a month made me feel mostly lazy and my heart rate/pulse was lower/weaker. That shortness of breath you have is associated with hypothyroidism, some with the swelling.

However, your hyperactivity is not associated with high TSH levels, lethargy is. A hyper feeling is generally associated with hyperthyroidism (I’m  currently this) or an over dose. Sorry this is so long, I was confused if you are showing “hypo” or “hyper” symptoms. Hope this helps.


If you are concerned about your thyroid and have some of these symptoms there is a medical lab test available for home use.  Follow the instructions that come with the test kit and results will be delivered to you from an approved lab.  Always be sure to follow up with your own doctor.  This is not a substitute for professional medical care. Click the ad below and choose the ‘Thyroid Test’ Link.

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Thyroid and Low Sex Drive

October 28th, 2009 by admin

If you are suffering from a condition called ‘hypothyroidism’ (under-active thyroid) then you are probably also suffering from a low libido (sex drive). An easy way to find out if your thyroid gland is the reason you don’t have any interest in sex is to do a home test for TSH – the thyroid hormone. A home test kit is now available for use in the comfort and convenience of your own home. Dr. Stephen Langer details why people with low thyroid often have low sex drive.

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Hypothyroidism – Are You Suffering Needlessly?

October 26th, 2009 by admin

Do you feel badly most of the time and cannot figure out why?  You may have a condition called Hypothyroidism (under-active thyroid) and not even know it.  Oprah brought attention to this medical issue when it happened to her.  The list of symptoms below may indicate that you could possibly be suffering needlessly from a thyroid problem that can easily be treated by your doctor.

Are you experiencing any of these problems in your daily life: fatigue, sluggishness, poor concentration or memory loss, dry skin, low sex drive, cold feet and hands,  hair thinning, thick and cracking nails, fluid retention, hoarse voice, high cholesterol, depression, anxiety, weight gain or loss, anemia, aching joints, low body temperature, PMS, infertility, muscle cramps, pain or weakness?  A combination of these symptoms can affect the quality of your life and are treatable.  It’s not a normal part of life to feel this way.  Do you want to feel alert, energetic and youthful again?  Then go get tested now!  There is a home thyroid test that you can take in the privacy and comfort of your own home.


Hypothyroidism is when your thyroid gland is not working properly and slows down causing all body systems to do the same. This affects men and women of all ages, although women are affected 8 times more than men.   It affects the entire body – your brain, heart, organs, hormones, etc….  Your thyroid is the master metabolism hormone that controls the function and activity of every organ, and every cell, in the body.  Low thyroid function can lead to more serious problems such as diabetes and heart attacks.  Your chances of having this condition increase dramatically if it runs in your family as it is a genetic problem.


Conventional medicine has a hard time diagnosing it.  TSH is the usual test to determine if you have it.  Don’t suffer unnecessarily anymore – get tested  and determine if you have a low functioning thyroid and together with your doctor you can create a plan of healthy living that includes dietary changes and medical treatment to change the way you feel everyday. About half of the estimated 35 million Americans with thyroid disease remain undiagnosed.  All those symptoms that you have been experiencing are not just a normal part of aging – you can do something about it!  Go get tested now !


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