Hashimoto’s Disease is an autoimmune condition that causes a deficiency in the production of essential thyroid hormones. It has a wide range of symptoms that can be mistaken for other conditions, so it is often missed or misdiagnosed. But it is crucial to diagnose Hashimoto’s Disease, as it can increase the risk of developing other very serious autoimmune disorders.
If you are suffering from fatigue, mood swings, weight changes, irregular menstrual cycles, and other common symptoms of menopause, you may actually be a victim of Grave’s Disease. In this article thyroid specialist and integrative medicine doctor Ruthie Harper, MD in Austin TX explains the overlap between menopause and Grave’s disease – and explains how you can tell what is causing your symptoms.
recent research has shown that using Synthroid alone may not be enough to resolve hypothyroidism for everyone. In this article thyroid expert Dr. Ruthie Harper, MD in Austin TX explains why Synthroid on its own may not be sufficient to resolve your hyperthyroidism symptoms – and what you can do about it!
If you are experiencing symptoms like weight gain, fatigue, constipation, hair loss, or difficulty getting pregnant, it may be time to check your thyroid gland to see if you have hypothyroidism. Increasingly this condition is caused by the autoimmune disorder Hashimoto’s disease.
Many women suffer from insufficient estrogen levels as they get older but having too much estrogen is also a problem. Called “estrogen dominance” this condition can lead to PCOS, infertility, autoimmune disorders, thyroid disease & certain breast cancers.
If you are female there is more than a 12% chance that you currently are, or at some point in your life will be, suffering from thyroid disease. That’s twice the risk that women face of incurring heart disease. But many doctors misdiagnose the symptoms of thyroid disorders.
In this article, Austin, TX thyroid specialist Dr. Ruthie Harper discusses the link between thyroid conditions and perimenopause/ menopause, including how each affects the other, and what a woman can do to restore optimal hormone balance.
Could a sluggish thyroid be behind your weight gain? Learn how Dr. Ruthie Harper utilizes integrative health techniques, including in-depth testing of all thyroid hormone levels, to provide a comprehensive approach to thyroid management that can help with weight loss.
Women are five to eight times more likely to incur thyroid problems than men. And, one in eight women will develop thyroid disease in their lifetime. In this article we consider some of the reasons for this huge gender difference.
Complex factors interact that contribute to autoimmune conditions, including thyroid disease: heredity, toxins, nutrition, hormones and “triggers” such as stress or infections. Diagnosing the underlying cause of your specific thyroid condition is the first step toward finding the best treatment and getting relief of symptoms!