5 Most Frequently Asked Questions Upon Diagnosis of Hypothyroidism

5 Most Frequently Asked Questions Upon Diagnosis of Hypothyroidism

This is a guest post written by thyroid patient advocate and author, Rachel Hill of The Invisible Hypothyroidism. What is hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism, also called an underactive thyroid, is a condition where the thyroid gland does not create enough thyroid hormone/s. These hormones are needed for every process, every cell and every function within the body, […]

Thyroid Gland Location

Thyroid Gland Location

Thyroid Gland location   Updated:  5/9/2018 By:  Zana Carver, PhD   Thyroid Gland Location This short video demonstrates the thyroid gland location and surrounding structures.  The thyroid gland location video is narrated and rotates to allow better visualization.  In this animation, I mention the thyroid gland’s relationship to other anatomical structures.  I did not mention […]

Hyperthyroid

Hyperthyroid

Hyperthyroid Did you know that autoimmune disorders cause most types of thyroid gland dysfunction?  Grave’s disease is one cause of an overactive thyroid gland.  In this short video, I explain the symptoms of high thyroid hormone levels (hyperthyroidism).

Thyroid Medication

Thyroid Medication

Did you know that 60-90% of thyroid dysfunction is caused by autoimmune disorders?  It’s also notable that autoimmune disorders are in many cases treatable.  With dietary changes, supplements, and removing environmental stresses a person can help their thyroid gland to function better.  It’s much better if you can heal your thyroid and not have to […]

Video Introduction

Video Introduction

By:  Zana Carver, PhD Updated 4/29/2018 Background Hello, I’m a survivor of thyroid cancer that was found in 2005.  Initially, I had a goiter that had grown over a 2-year period and required surgery.  It was a surprise that the pathologist found papillary carcinoma in my thyroid gland when it was removed, because the goiter […]

THYROID TESTS: PART I

THYROID TESTS:  PART I

What You Need to Know About Common Thyroid Laboratory Tests   By:  Zana Carver, PhD Updated 3/2/2018   Not Seeing the Whole Picture When my youngest son was awarded a “student of the month” certificate and sticker, I proudly displayed that sticker in the window of my vehicle.  After some time a few of the […]

THYROID INTRODUCTION

THYROID INTRODUCTION

What Your Thyroid Gland Does and Why You Should Care   By:  Zana Carver, PhD Updated 2/23/2018 Thyroid Function The thyroid gland is part of the endocrine (communication) system that sends out hormones to affect different organs within the body.  The thyroid gland is the largest purely endocrine organ in the body and its major […]