Where have my eyebrows gone? Madrosis is the term used to describe loss of eyebrow and eyelash hair & comes from the Greek word “Mados” which means to fall off. There are a number of different conditions implicated in the pathogenesis of madrosis, with thyroid dysfunction, my favourite topic, being a primary driver. How is […]Can my thyroid affect my cholesterol levels?
Yes, your thyroid function can influence what your cholesterol levels are doing… In fact, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and the American Thyroid Association recommend screening for hypothyroidism in patients with newly diagnosed with high cholesterol or high triglycerides prior to starting a lipid-lowering agent e.g. a statin, however only about 50% of individuals […]PMDD: PMS on steroids
Premenstrual syndrome more commonly referred to as ‘PMS’ is a common complaint encountered by women of reproductive age each month. More than 150 different signs and symptoms have been reported, and include a range of pyschological, physical & behavioural signs and symptoms. For a diagnosis of PMS to be made, symptoms need to begin in […]Do I need to go gluten free if I have an auto-immune thyroid disorder?
If you have an auto-immune thyroid disorder you have a much higher risk of getting other auto-immune conditions particularly celiac disease, so yes, a gluten free diet is recommended. Researchers have found that patients with Grave’s disease were at a 5-fold added risk of developing celiac disease when compared to sex- and age-matched control while […]Yay, I got my period…
Yay, I got my period….. said no woman ever…. unless they have PCOS 🙂 So what is the relationship between PCOS + Hashimotos Disease? Studies show us that here is a high prevalence of Hashimotos thyroiditis in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome aka PCOS. While much of the research focuses on an imbalance […]