7 Hypothyroidism-Friendly Foods to Add to Your Diet

Eat Right to Support Thyroid Function When you have hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid, symptoms can include fatigue, depression, constipation, and other more serious health concerns. Fortunately, eating certain foods can help boost the effectiveness of your thyroid — a little butterfly-shaped gland in your neck with a big role in how well your body …

9 Foods to Avoid With Hypothyroidism

Foods to Avoid Hypothyroidism can be a tricky condition to manage, and what you eat can interfere with your treatment. Some nutrients heavily influence the function of the thyroid gland, and certain foods can inhibit your body’s ability to absorb the replacement hormones you may take as part of your thyroid treatment. There’s no such …

8 Ways to Live Better With Hypothyroidism

Lifestyle Changes Can Improve Hypothyroidism Any doctor will tell you that to manage hypothyroidism, you need an appropriate dosage of synthetic thyroid hormone to replace what your body isn’t making on its own. But most people living with hypothyroidism believe that making lifestyle changes can be just as important. If you’re not feeling well, there’s …

10 Important Health Checks for People With Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism may put you at risk for other complications, such as heart disease and sleep apnea. Here’s how to monitor other aspects of your health to protect your well-being. Your thyroid can have an effect on many of the body’s systems, from your cholesterol levels to how well you’re sleeping. What does that mean for …

8 Ways to Stay Energized With Hypothyroidism

Tips to Boost Your Energy The cornerstone of treating hypothyroidism and reducing its common symptoms, such as fatigue, is medication. People with hypothyroidism get the most relief from fatigue when they get their thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels down significantly, often to below 2.5 milliunits per liter (mU/L), according to research published in the Kansas Journal …

5 Need-to-Know Facts About Hypothyroidism

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your throat. It’s not very big, but it can affect your entire body if it doesn’t function properly. Thyroid expert David Borenstein, MD, of Manhattan Integrative Medicine, answers some important questions about underactive thyroid: [realcontentlocker title=””]1. What causes hypothyroidism? The most common cause of hypothyroidism …

Going Herbal: Vitamins and Supplements for Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic condition affecting the central nervous system. Its symptoms range from mild and intermittent to severe and permanently debilitating (NINDS, 2012). There is currently no cure for MS, but many pharmaceutical and alternative treatments are available. Treatments for MS typically target the disease’s symptoms, because its cause is not known. …

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Causes and Risk Factors You Should Know Today

Part 1 of 2: Overview Multiple Sclerosis Overview Multiple sclerosis (MS) is characterized by damage to the myelin sheath. This protective covering  surrounds the nerves of the central nervous system (brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord). The damage is caused by inflammation. Damaged areas undergo gliosis (scarring). Lesions or scars (called plaques) may be scattered …

13 Early Signs of Multiple Sclerosis

A Close Look at MS Symptoms Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease with unpredictable symptoms that can vary in intensity. While some people experience fatigue and numbness, severe cases of MS can cause paralysis, vision loss, and diminished brain function. MS affects an estimated 2.3 million people worldwide. Women are affected more than twice as often as men, according to …

10 Ways to Have a More Relaxing Vacation with Chronic Pain

Choose your destination wisely: When choosing a destination for your vacation, keep your physical limitations in mind. If heat and humidity make you miserable, going to Florida in mid-August is probably not a good idea. Or if you have difficulty climbing stairs, don’t plan a tour of historic homes that feature high porches and multiple …