Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Thyroid, Cholesterol and Statins

Half of us have thyroid problems-most without realizing it. And thyroid problems can cause high cholesterol levels. Few doctors know this however.

Besides, it's easy to prescribe a statin drug, but harder than blue blazes to figure out thyroid problems. So guess what you're getting, Bunky!

Well, now there's an oops.

Not treating thyroid problems causes big problems. Low thyroid levels-even a little bit low-when left untreated or undertreated double your risk of heart disease-along with a couple hundred other never-wished-for diseases.

It's not the cholesterol; it's the thyroid. Adding to the mess, statin drugs make thyroid problems worse.

When you don't eat enough saturated fat, your liver leaps into action to create the cholesterol your brain and endocrine glands need so much. Now, that's not as good as saturated fat in the diet, but it's something. But the whole point of statin drugs is to march in and prevent the liver from creating any cholesterol.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Top 4 Signs That You Might Have a Thyroid Problem

It is approximated that 59 million Americans have a thyroid problem, and don't even know about it. Here I want to discuss the top 4 signs that you might have a thyroid problem.


Feeling tired or exhausted throughout the day or when you first wake up. Feeling like 8 to 10 hours of sleep is just not enough, or not being able to get through the day without a nap are all good indicators that you might have a thyroid problem.

Many people do feel exhausted due to work or just a heavy load throughout the day, but this might not be caused by over exerting yourself, this might be a thyroid problem. If you feel tired and miserable on a day to day basis and are questioning yourself why? Then it would be a good idea to take a further look into the problem. I am not going to say you have a thyroid problem, but this is good sign that your thyroid functionality could be at fault.

Weight Changes

Many people wonder why they never lose weight when they get on a diet, or start an exercise routine. Weight loss and weight gain are both affected by abnormal thyroid functionality. If you have joined a diet program or exercise routine and have not noticed any changes in your weight or body fat percentage, this could be an indicator of either hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.