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Coping with Thyroid Disease


Coping with thyroid disease is not just a matter of taking a pill. There is finding and dealing with the right doctor, and dealing with challenges losing weight, balancing hormones during pregnancy or menopause, dealing with related conditions or continuing symptoms, and finding mind-body balance.
  1. Finding and Dealing with Doctors
  2. Weight Loss and Metabolism
  3. Pregnancy, Fertility & Breastfeeding
  4. Perimenopause/Menopause
  1. Hormonal Issues
  2. Life after Graves' Disease and Hyperthyroidism
  3. Related Conditions, Diseases and Problems
  4. Lifestyle, Mind-Body Health

Finding and Dealing with Doctors

Finding a terrific doctor to treat your thyroid disease is an essential part of your effort to live well. Here, you'll find the best resources to help you in your search for the best thyroid doctors. Thyroid patient advocate Mary Shomon will help you find information so you can learn from and deal effectively with doctors, and enjoy the best possible outcome for your thyroid disease.

Weight Loss and Metabolism

Many thyroid patients -- both underactive and overactive -- struggle with an inability to lose weight. Find out more about issues related to weight loss and metabolism for thyroid patients.

Pregnancy, Fertility & Breastfeeding

Thyroid disease is interrelated with women's hormones, and can have an impact on menstrual cycles, fertility, estrogen/progesterone levels, successful pregnancy and/or miscarriage, and the ability to breastfeed. Learn about the connections to hormonal symptoms and conditions, and how to successfully become pregnant and breastfeed with a thyroid condition.


Thyroid disease is more common in women over 50, and especially women in perimenopause and menopause.

Hormonal Issues

The thyroid is part of the endocrine system, and therefore, hormonal balance -- including sex drive and menstrual cycle -- is affected by imbalances in thyroid function.

Life after Graves' Disease and Hyperthyroidism

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Most patients with Graves' disease and hyperthyroidism receive treatments that result in hypothyroidism. Here are some important resources for coping with an overactive thyroid and life after treatment.

Related Conditions, Diseases and Problems

Thyroid disease has many symptoms that continue after treatment, and is also seen along side a number of health concerns.

Lifestyle, Mind-Body Health

Living well with a thyroid condition involves lifestyle, as well as mind-body balance

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