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Why Proper Stomach and GI System Function is Critical for Thyroid Function

Why Proper Stomach and GI System Function is Critical for Thyroid Function Most patients that I see have a few things in common. 1. They were diagnosed with hypothyroidism. 2. They take some form of thyroid hormone replacement. 3. They continue to experience some degree of thyroid symptoms despite conventional treatment. Just like you, if […]

How Can a Thyroid Specialist Help Me If I Had My Thyroid Removed?

Every week I get several emails asking me that question.  I usually respond by telling them that to start off with, I am not a Thyroid Doctor or Specialist.  If I was, then we would not have the success with our patients that we have and we would not have all the testimonials if we […]

Low Thyroid Symptoms and Vitamin D

Should you be supplementing with vitamin D? Dr. Chris Heimlich DC, Director of the Arizona Thyroid Institute in Scottsdale, AZ Explains: More and more people are taking vitamin D.  They have seen on the news or the web that it is good for them.  Taking vitamin D is good for you…IF YOU NEED IT. Modern […]

The Hidden Connection Between Thyroid Disease and Diabetes

Dr. Chris Heimlich, DC, DACNB, Scottsdale Thyroid Doctor Comments: Although I have written posts about blood sugar and low thyroid symptoms in the past, I came across a recent article the other day that I wanted to share with you that links thyroid disorders and diabetes.  The article states that Diabetes and Thyroid Disease appear […]

#1 Reason to Still Have Symptoms While Being Treated for Low Thyroid with Medication

Dr. Chris Heimlich, DC, DACNB FIAMA Comments: Being treated for an underactive thyroid, but still suffering with thyroid symptoms…is a surprisingly common occurrence in people with low thyroid conditions and it can be extremely frustrating.    Most of our patients that come in with complaints of low thyroid symptoms are already on medication for their […]

[Did Your Doctor Consider This?] Part 2: High TSH With Normal T4 and T3

A research study published in December 2012 sheds some light on a phenomenon we see often … A patient has elevated TSH but normal T4 and T3. If that person also has symptoms of fatigue do they have hypothyroidism? By standard definition any elevation of TSH indicates hypothyroidism. Usually this elevated level of TSH corresponds […]

Can You Help Me Even If My Thyroid Has Been Removed?

Without a doubt the most common question that I get on a day to day basis is: “My thyroid was removed by my doctor X number of years ago but I still have symptoms. Is there any way you can help me?” There are two reasons why people typically have their thyroid removed: Graves Disease […]

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