In this episode of the Thyroid Answers Podcast Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman discuss the connection between hypothyroidism and sex and adrenal hormones. Women suffer from hypothyroidism at a rate of almost ten times that of men. Though reasons remain unclear, the close link between estrogen and the thyroid is a factor.
Is there a link between Hypothyroidism and depression? There definitely is! In this episode of the Thyroid Answers Podcast Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman discuss why depression is such a common symptom in patients diagnosed with hypothyroidism.
Hashimoto’s Disease, an autoimmune disorder, is the most common cause of hypothyroidism. It is thought that up to 90% of all cases of Hypothyroidism are caused by Hashimoto’s. Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman discuss what it is, why it occurs, the different treatment approaches, and what you can do to improve your thyroid physiology and your restore your health.