Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

Every cell of the body requires thyroid hormone for proper functioning, so symptoms of hypothyroidism can result in every part of the body.

My Darn Hypothyroid Legs

My darn hypothyroid legs

“I can’t feel my legs. They’re numb or something, Hey wait, are they swollen?” I wondered as I shaved my legs one day several months after the birth of my first son in 2006. I glided the razor over my lower legs again then again and again as the feelings of surprise then disbelief then fear came over me suddenly that something was wrong with my legs.

It would take many more months before I received my diagnosis of severe hypothyroidism. Now looking back all these years later, my body was whispering, okay more like shouting, warning signs that something wasn’t right.

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Navigating Hypothyroid Weight Loss While In Lockdown

Navigating Hypothyroid Weight Loss While In Lockdown

I’ll never forget the day that I posted this nutritionist’s first guest article for Hypothyroid Mom. My social media channels literally lit up like a Christmas tree. Her article How To Lose Weight When You Are Hypothyroid consistently ranks in the top ten most viewed pages on my site and I know why. She is hypothyroid, just like us, and she gets real about one of the most infuriating symptoms of this disease – that darn hypothyroid fat – even through a pandemic that feels like a horror movie written by Stephen King and directed by Quentin Tarantino.

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An Anonymous Thyroid Letter to Myself

An anonymous thyroid letter to myself

Several years ago a Hypothyroid Mom reader contacted me with a letter that she wrote to her family. She asked me to keep it anonymous. It turned out to be a letter that resonated with so many of my followers that I invited her back again to give us an update. This letter to herself is inspiring and incredibly beautiful, exactly what we all need on our worst of days.

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Thyroid Disease And Your Eyes


An ophthalmologist describes the many eye symptoms that can present with all the various forms of thyroid disease.

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Hypothyroidism And The Heart, by a Cardiologist

women with cardiac symptoms from hypothyroidism

I was searching for recently published studies on the connection between hypothyroidism and heart disease and there I found hundreds, yes hundreds, right before my eyes. Then one day a cardiologist from England contacted me with this guest post that everyone with hypothyroidism needs to read.

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A Psychiatrist, Your Thyroid, And What’s At The End Of Your Fork

A psychiatrist, your thyroid and what's at the end of your fork

I would like to give a big thank you to Dr. Mark Hyman, Medical Director at Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, for permission to transcribe his podcast interview with Dr. Drew Ramsey, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University.

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