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More than 12 percent of people in the United States will develop a thyroid condition during their life, according to the American Thyroid Association. The small, butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the throat is responsible for making hormones that regulate metabolism.
For men and women living with thyroid conditions, weight, mood, sleep, and even cognitive problems can make daily life difficult. We’ve rounded up the very best thyroid disorder blogs in an effort to help folks connect with others in the same situation.
Dana Trentini is HypothyroidMom, a blogger who began sharing her story to build a community of support around hypothyroidism. Her first son was born in 2006, and she was diagnosed the following year. Fatigue and the inability to lose her pregnancy weight were Dana’s first clues that something might be wrong. Skin problems and hair loss followed. Dana points to doctor error as causing her 2008 miscarriage, when her thyroid reached abnormally high levels. Now in her late 40s, she’s a mother to two and living a healthful and full life.
Tweet her @HypothyroidMom
Stop the Thyroid Madness is a blog founded by patient advocate Janie A. Bowthorpe. She created the patient-to-patient site in an effort to bring together folks dealing with similar thyroid problems. She was raised by a mother who had her thyroid removed at age 22. When Janie was 27, she began experiencing thyroid problems. She advocates natural desiccated thyroid as a viable, safe treatment, and credits the approach with her current health.
Tweet her @STTM
Izabella Wentz, PharmD, specializes in helping women with their thyroid conditions and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, in particular. She says thyroid patients are often misdiagnosed or under-diagnosed, and they are rarely on the right medications for their situation. Her blog is an excellent resource for both information on pharmaceutical treatments and lifestyle approaches to thyroid health.
Tweet her @DrIzabellaWentz
Thyroid Awareness is a joint project of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American College of Endocrinology. It is a comprehensive website that’s especially perfect for people new to their thyroid disorder diagnosis. There are numerous articles on the basics of thyroid disease — the causes, symptoms, treatments, and more. We particularly like the Neck Check section of their website, intended to help people identify thyroid problems with a physical examination of their own neck.
Shemeka Sumrall is the founder of Let’s Share Dialogue, a blog dedicated to sharing stories of her life with thyroid disorder. She has hypothyroidism and blogs about her experiences with the condition. Sumrall’s posts are rarely negative. Instead, she shares inspirational memes, stories of her travels, and anecdotes about lifestyle changes that have helped her manage her hypothyroidism.
Tweet her @ShemekaSumrall
Danna Bowman has Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, but that hasn’t stopped her from pursuing a life of health and high energy. When she’s not doing Zumba, it seems she’s filling her blog with useful and entertaining content. She shares lifestyle tips, including how eating Paleo has helped her manage her condition, and she shares expert advice and input.
Tweet them @ThyroidNation
The thyroid-focused section of Nature.com is a must-bookmark for anyone living with a thyroid disorder. Here you can read about all of the latest advancements in thyroid research — from causes to cutting-edge treatments.
Dr. Amy Myers is the author of two books: “The Autoimmune Solution” and “The Thyroid Connection.” She has dedicated her life to helping people, beginning with the Peace Corps. She cultivates engaging content for her blog, where she shares tips on maintaining health through lifestyle changes and more. She focuses many of her posts on gut health, something she believes contributes to a multitude of modern health problems.
Tweet her @AmyMyersMD
Dr. Alan Christianson is a naturopathic doctor and bestselling author. His work is focused on endocrinology and the thyroid specifically. He’s penned three books, all three touching on various aspects of thyroid health. His blog is an excellent resource for people concerned with endocrine health and living with thyroid disorders. You’ll find posts on nutrition changes that could improve your ability to manage your thyroid condition.
Tweet him @AlanNMD