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Thyroid & Endocrine

The link between Depression and Hashimoto’s Thyroid disease

The relationship between Hashimoto’s disease and depression in Australia has long been recognised, with people with thyroid disorders being more prone to develop depressive symptoms. Women are more likely than men to have thyroid disease. One in eight women throughout Australia will develop thyroid problems during her lifetime.  [1] Often General Practitioners will attribute the…

Attaining a healthy level of thyroid autoimmune antibodies

The thyroid is something that is often the source of many health problems. Hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid disorder in Australia, affecting around 1 in 33 Australians. It is more common in women than men, and in those aged more than 60 years.(1) Thyroid autoimmune antibodies develop when a person’s immune system mistakenly targets…

Can MTHFR affect your thyroid and be a root cause of Hashimoto’s disease?

Thyroid Disorders, such as Hashimoto’s Disease, affect 10 times more women than men,in Perth, Australia and worldwide. Thyroid Disorders, especially hypothyroidism – or an underactive thyroid gland – become more common as we grow older. Iodine deficiency has re-emerged in Australia and we can expect more people to suffer from swelling and enlargement of the…

Necessary nutrients to maintain normal thyroid function and treat hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism

January 20 2020 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Thyroid & Endocrine, Thyroid Problems,

There are four key nutrients required to maintain a healthy thyroid and avoid both hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism – iodine, zinc, tyrosine selenium. But how do you know if you are getting all these nutrients in sufficient quantities or avoiding those nutrients that exacerbate your thyroid condition? If you are one of the many Australians who…

Hypothyroidism & Hashimoto’s Disease

September 07 2019 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Conditions, Thyroid & Endocrine,

Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland produces too little thyroid hormone, when there is a decreased conversion from T4 to T3, when there is an overproduction of reverse T3, or when the body is not efficiently using thyroid hormone.

Hyperthyroidism & Graves Disease

August 27 2019 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Conditions, Thyroid & Endocrine,

Hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland produces excessive amounts of T3 and/or T4 resulting in an overactive thyroid. Hyperthyroidism is much less common than hypothyroidism, affecting only about 1% of the population. T3 is the more active thyroid hormone made up of three molecules of Iodine while T4, made from 4 molecules of iodine is…

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

July 30 2019 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Conditions, Thyroid & Endocrine,

Causes, Symptoms, Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a medical disorder that is generally defined by unexplained, chronic or relapsing fatigue, accompanied by other symptoms, which is persistent for six months or more. Many of our patients in Perth and Australia wide suffer some degree of chronic fatigue The fatigue is…