Carmen Palacios-Camacho, LMHC is a therapist who has worked with a variety of populations struggling with mental health and co-occurring disorders for over 10 years. She helps clients increase self-motivation to change in order to live a drug free lifestyle. This blog has been medically reviewed by Kiera Cordiano MS, LMHC.

Hypothyroidism Symptoms Checklist

  Hypothyroidism refers to a condition where the thyroid gland is unable to produce enough thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormones control the body’s metabolic processes. Metabolic processes are chemical reactions that affect the speed of cell function. Thyroid hormones can affect all cells of the body, which means that you may experience symptoms that impact your…

Synthroid and Coffee

Thyroid problems are common, and many people who have them must take medication to manage the condition. For some, coffee can interfere with the effectiveness of that medication. Synthroid is common thyroid medication. It contains levothyroxine, a synthetic form of the hormone thyroxine. Levothyroxine is responsible for regulating metabolism and energy levels. In terms of…

Food to Be Avoided in Hypothyroidism

Many people have hypothyroidism, and they are often on the lookout for healthy food recommendations. However, there are also some not-so-healthy foods that they need to keep away from because it only worsens their condition. Let us start with the list of everyday food items that should be avoided in this particular situation: Dairy products…

CAN METHIMAZOLE CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN?

Can Methimazole Cause Weight Gain?

  Methimazole, a medicine that lowers the body’s thyroid hormone production, is an effective treatment. The hormones produced by the thyroid gland control how quickly specific processes occur in the body. Methimazole is used to treat symptoms like fatigue or coldness caused by an underactive thyroid. How Does It Work? This anti-thyroid medication works by…