Did you know that having an abnormally high or low thyroid can cause you to miscarry and wreak havoc on your body? January is Thyroid Awareness Month? I thought talking about how vital our thyroid is to our body functions, including pregnancy, would be a great way to start the year off. One of the first things that I tell new clients is to have a blood test to check their … [Read more...] about Is Your Thyroid to Blame?
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An underactive thyroid, also called hypothyroidism, is more prevalent in women than in men. The thyroid's production of certain hormones falls short, causing disruptions of different processes in the body. Women with hypothyroidism experience varying degrees of slowed thyroid hormone production. The diagnosis and treatment of low thyroid function is relatively easy and gets … [Read more...] about Low Thyroid Function in Women
A basic understanding of the thyroid function and test results is needed to understand thyroid problems during a pregnancy. The thyroid makes hormones referred to as T4 and T3; both are vital to the healthy functioning of the mom's body and the growing baby. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), produced by the pituitary gland, tells the thyroid just how much T4 and T3 to produce. … [Read more...] about Thyroid Problems in a Pregnancy
Couples who struggle with infertility are often willing to try a number of different methods, from fertility drugs to in vitro fertilization, to become pregnant. Up to 15 percent of couples who wish to become pregnant seek help from a fertility specialist, according to a 2007 study performed by Dr. Brian M. Berman and others. The study found that those couples who used in vitro … [Read more...] about How to Get Pregnant With Acupuncture