Thyroid Resources

The thyroid gland is responsible for producing hormones essential for normal growth and development as well as regulating metabolism. Because of its complex role in the body, there are many reasons why a thyroid gland malfunctions. In some cases, thyroid dysfunction may require more than a “one medication fits all” approach. Check out the thyroid resources below to learn more about thyroid health, including information on hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and various compounded thyroid treatment options.

HYPOTHYROIDISM

Mild to moderate hypothyroidism may contribute to the lowering of “normal” body temperature, but “normal” does not necessarily mean optimal.

beyond levothyroxine

BEYOND LEVOTHYROXINE

Many people are questioning the effectiveness of levothyroxine in treating hypothyroidism. Continue reading to learn about alternative therapies.

brain health and hormones

BRAIN HEALTH AND HORMONES

Correcting thyroid imbalance  gradually improves neurotransmission, often leading to clearer thinking and better memory.

CATCHING UP WITH DR. BROWNSTEIN

Dr. Brownstein believes that autoimmune thyroid disease is becoming epidemic, and routinely tests each new patient for antibodies associated with these diseases.

compounded thyroid medications

COMPOUNDED THYROID MEDICATION OPTIONS

Compounded thyroid medication is an option for people with low thyroid function who have sensitivities to additives in manufactured thyroid medications.

eugene hertoghe and thyroid dysfunction

EUGENE HERTOGHE AND THYROID DYSFUNCTION

Over 100 years ago, Dr. Eugene Hertoghe applied his skills as a medical detective, becoming widely respected for his expertise in thyroid dysfunction.

hashimoto's thyroiditis

BOOK REVIEW – HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS

Izabella Wentz’s book is well-referenced resource for people looking to improve their ability to recover their health from the devastation of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.

HORMONES AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH

Thyroid hormones affect every cell in the body, including the parts of the body that regulate emotions.

hormones and the aging voice

HORMONES AND THE AGING VOICE

The voice is extremely sensitive to fluctuations in hormone levels, including thyroid hormones. What is going on with hormones to affect the voice?

how is the thyroid gland like a car

HOW IS THE THYROID GLAND LIKE A CAR?

Several reasons may cause a car to stop running. In the case of thyroid function, there is also a wide variety of reasons why a thyroid gland may not be working.

how stress affects thyroid function

HOW STRESS AFFECTS THYROID FUNCTION

Without making sure the adrenals are functioning properly, a vicious cycle of stress and fatigue may continue, even with traditional thyroid supplementation.

hypothyroidism, health & happiness

BOOK REVIEW – HYPOTHYROIDISM, HEALTH & HAPPINESS

A great deal of difficulty in diagnosing and treating hypothyroidism lies with the reliance on testing over listening to the patient’s description of their symptoms.

is there a connection between thyroid dysfunction and mental illness

IS THERE A CONNECTION BETWEEN THYROID DYSFUNCTION AND MENTAL ILLNESS?

Some medications used to treat bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and depression are associated with thyroid function abnormalities.

living well with graves' disease and hyperthyroidism

BOOK REVIEW – LIVING WELL WITH GRAVES’ DISEASE AND HYPERTHYROIDISM

Having too much thyroid hormone isn’t simply malfunctioning glands. Autoimmunity is more likely the underlying cause.

medications and thyroid function

MEDICATIONS AND THYROID FUNCTION

Many medications can have side effects on thyroid function, such as nerve inflammation, but T3 seems to put the brakes on damage and promotes nerve healing.

mitochondrial dysfunction

MITOCHONDRIAL DYSFUNCTION AND HYPOTHYROIDISM

Mitochondria produce energy within cells. Hypothyroidism compromises energy production. Could this connection be a clue to improving thryoid production?

nicotine's effects on thyroid function

NICOTINE’S EFFECTS ON THYROID FUNCTION

Nicotine may have a detrimental effect on thyroid function. Nicotine-induced altered thyroid function may be connected to cognitive impairment.

BOOK REVIEW – STOP THE THYROID MADNESS II 

Many practitioners have changed their approach to recognizing thyroid dysfunction and assisting their patients to truly turn their health around.

thyroid chart

THYROID HORMONE CHART

Our pharmacists on staff at Women’s International Pharmacy have compiled this chart to represent some of the more frequently-prescribed thyroid regimens.

why do i still have thyroid symptoms

BOOK REVIEW-  WHY DO I STILL HAVE THYROID SYMPTOMS?

Many people with low thyroid function suffer from autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.

thyroid worksheet

THE WOMEN’S GUIDE TO THYROID HEALTH

In this PDF, The Women’s Guide to Thyroid Health is a comprehensive questionnaire that will help you assess your current thyroid health.

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REQUEST INFORMATION

For more information regarding thyroid hormones and their effects on health, fill out our Information Request Form and we will send you a Thyroid Information Packet.

MORE RESOURCES

Explore additional resources on hormones, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, custom compounded medication options, and more by visiting our Resources page.