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Top Thyroid Signs and Symptoms - Hypothyroidism Symptoms, Hyperthyroidism,...
Most of the typical lists of signs and symptoms of a thyroid problem focus on weight changes, fatigue, depression, and neck/throat symptoms. But what were the signs and symptoms that you experienced that made you suspect something was wrong...that your thyroid might be involved? What were your top signs that you had a thyroid problem?
Afirma Thyroid Analysis May Help Patients Avoid Unnecessary Thyroid Surgery
The Afirma Thyroid Analysis from Veracyte is a new testing process that can eliminate inconclusive or indeterminate results on thyroid nodules, and may help patients avoid unnecessary thyroid surgery.
Thyroid Disease: One Size Does Not Fit All
A look at how the concept of thyroid disease, as well as diagnosis and treatment, is not a cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all process.
What is a Normal TSH?
Understanding the thyroid stimulating hormone -- TSH -- test, and what a normal result means, and how it's used to diagnose and manage hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
10 Ways Thyroid Patients Can Feel Better
A look at 10 specific things that thyroid patients can do to feel better in the coming year, and help deal with hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and other thyroid conditions and their resulting symptoms.
Editorial: Natural Desiccated Thyroid -- A New Day for Thyroid Patients
A look at new research, reported on at the Endocrine Society meeting in June 2013, that found that natural desiccated thyroid drugs were a safe alternative to levothyroxine in treating hypothyroidism.
Needle Phobia: No Ordinary Fear of Needles
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Losing Weight with Hypothyroidism
An Overview of Losing Weight with Hypothyroidism, from Mary Shomon, Thyroid Guide, patient advocate and author of New York Times best-selling book The Thyroid Diet, and the updated Thyroid Diet Revolution, as well as other books and guides on thyroid disease, autoimmune disease, hormones and weight loss.
An Open Letter to Brooke Burke-Charvet And all Newly Diagnosed Thyroid Patients
An open letter to Dancing with the Stars' host Brooke Burke-Charvet, who has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
The 10 Things a Thyroid Patient Should Never Do
If you have a thyroid condition, you'll want to do everything you can to take good care of yourself, and do whatever possible to stay healthy, and on top of your condition. We often hear about the things that we should do, but here are ten things a thyroid patient should never do.
Challenges to Getting a Proper Hypothyroidism Diagnosis
A look at some of the common challenges patients face in getting a proper diagnosis of hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid.
A Q&A With British Thyroid Advocate and Hypoman Blogger, Robert Chapman
An in-person Q&A interview with British blogger and thyroid patient advocate, Robert Chapman, who runs the blog HypoMan.
2012 Hypothyroidism Guidelines Published
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American Thyroid Association (ATA) convened a task force on hypothyroidism in adults. The result was jointly published in 2012 in the journals Thyroid and Endocrine Practice, titled, Clinical Practice Guidelines for Hypothyroidism in Adults.
How To Get Your Thyroid Lab Tests Done More Quickly and Accurately
Some tips on how to go to a laboratory for thyroid and other blood tests, and have the process go more quickly, and be more accurate.
2012 Hypothyroidism Guidelines Cause Controversy
The 2012 Clinical Practice Guidelines for Hypothyroidism in Adults, produced by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists AACE and the American Thyroid Association ATA, are controversial for some thyroid patients and practitioners.
When Your Thyroid Levels Are Fluctuating
One of the more common questions of patients taking thyroid hormone replacement and antithyroid medications is why, every time they have blood tests done, their thyroid levels are fluctuating, often dramatically. Most often, the changes are seen in thyroid stimulating hormone TSH, T4 thyroxine, and T3 triiodothyronine. What could account for...
Optimum Time and Conditions for Thyroid Blood Tests
Does it matter what time you have your TSH test done, and do you need to fast before a TSH test? Mary Shomon takes a look at some research findings that help explore the questions of what time you should have thyroid tests, and whether you should be fasting before your thyroid tests.
The Five Most Harmful Thyroid Myths
A look at five enduring, but potentially harmful, myths about thyroid disease, with thyroid expert Richard Shames, MD.
Why Do Experts Disagree on Thyroid Screening?
A look at why there is such disagreement over the value and benefit of general screening for thyroid disease.
A Lab’s Normal Thyroid Levels May Be Abnormal for You
Individuals have different variations of thyroid function, around unique levels - or what they referred to as thyroid set points.
Thyroid Blood Tests
Diagnosing thyroid disease is a process that can incorporate numerous factors, including clinical evaluation, blood tests, imaging tests, biopsies and other tests. In this article, you’ll learn more about the blood tests that are used as part of thyroid disease diagnosis and management.
What Is a Normal TSH Level?
At most laboratories in the U.S., the "normal" TSH range still runs from approximately 5. to 5.0. But the concept of the normal reference range is now a raging controversy, and recommendationsto narrow the range made several years ago are still being resisted. How many people are actually hypothyroid, if the new, narrower range were adopted. The answer will shock you.
Thyroid Testing and Diagnosis
Diagnosing thyroid disease is a process that can incorporate numerous factors, including clinical evaluation, blood tests, imaging tests, biopsies and other tests. This article provides an overview of the various diagnostic tests, evaluations and procedures that are used to identify and diagnose thyroid disease and conditions.
Baywatch Star and Thyroid Patient Advocate Gena Lee Nolin
A Question and Answer Session with Baywatch Star and Thyroid Patient Advocate Gena Lee Nolin
The Two Thyroid Camps: An Editorial
A look at the two camps in thyroid disease today -- the conventional, Easy to Diagnose, Easy to Treat approach of endocrinology, and the One Size Doesn't Fit All approach of integrative and holistic practitioners.
The Controversy Over Thyroid Screening for All Pregnant Women
A look at the controversy over thyroid screening of pregnant women, based on the Guidelines of the American Thyroid Association for the Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy and Postpartum.
Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy and Postpartum
A look at the 2011 Guidelines of the American Thyroid Association for the Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy and Postpartum
The Thyroid TSH Reference Range Battle: Are Your Doctors, Labs and Pr…
Is your doctor, health care practitioner and/or testing laboratory using the older, outdated reference range for the thyroid stimulating hormone -- TSH -- test, or the narrower range recommended since since 2003? For six years, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists has recommended that the so-called normal or reference range for...
Does Your Doctor Know About the New TSH Lab Standards?
A look at the changes to the thyroid test normal range recommended in 2002.
Thyroid Surgery and Fine Needle Biopsy / Aspiration / FNA - Thyroid Patients...
Thyroid patients share their personal experiences with thyroid surgery / thyroidectomy, as well as fine needle aspiration / FNA biopsies of the thyroid gland.
A look at what it means to have thyroid antibodies, and whether or not this calls for treatment
Thyroid Test Values Chart
Chart that helps you interpret TSH levels and other lab values and whether they point to hypothyroidism.
How To Interpret Your TSH Blood Test Results
Step-by-step guidelines on how to interpret your TSH blood test results.
How to Tell If You Are Hypothyroid
How to know if your test results point to hypothyroidism.
How to Tell If You Are Hyperthyroid
How to know if your test results point to hyperthyroidism.
How to Tell If You Are Hyperthyroid
Step-by-step guidelines on how to tell if you are hyperthyroid.
Thyroid Function Testing: Dealing with Interpretation Difficulties
Great article from the Journal of Naturopathic Medicine
Tests Used to Examine the Thyroid
Describes all lab, x-ray tests and what they mean, from Endocrineweb.
How to Do a Thyroid Self-Check
Step-by-step guidelines on how to perform a thyroid self-check.
Thyroid Disease Symptoms and Risk Factors
A review of thyroid disease symptoms and risk factors, from thyroid guide and patient advocate Mary Shomon.
Diagnosing Thyroid Conditions
Diagnosing Thyroid Conditions: In addition to a thyroid-specific clinical evaluation, thyroid conditions require specific tests and procedures to be diagnosed. The following article reviews the different criteria for diagnosis, including hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s disease, hyperthyroidism, Graves’ disease, goiter, nodules, and thyroid cancer.