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Quiz: Could You Be Hypothyroid?
This quiz evaluates whether you have risk factors, signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism -- an underactive, sluggish, low or slow thyroid.
Quiz: Could You Have a Thyroid Problem?
This quiz evaluates your risk factors and symptoms for thyroid disease, and helps determine if you have many of the signs and symptoms of a thyroid condition
10 Signs You May Have a Thyroid Problem
As many as 59 million Americans have thyroid problems, and the majority aren't diagnosed. Do you have undiagnosed hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism or other thyroid condition? Here are 10 common signs that you may have a thyroid problem.
Quiz: Could You Be Hyperthyroid?
This quiz evaluates whether you have risk factors, signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism -- an overactive, fast or hyperactive thyroid.
Quiz: Could You Have an Autoimmune Condition?
Thyroid problems may mean you at at increased risk of developing an autoimmune disease. This quiz helps you evaluate your risk factors for and symptoms of autoimmune diseases and conditions, and helps determine if you have many of the signs and symptoms of a autoimmune condition and should be evaluated
Kelly Osbourne: My Thyroid Caused My Weight Loss
Kelly Osbourne, 22, pop star and daughter of legendary Black Sabbath metal rocker/ditzy reality tv dad Ozzy Osbourne, has revealed that her weight loss of almost 30 pounds due to an untreated thyroid condition.
The Top 10 Signs You Have a Thyroid Problem
Muscle and Joint Pains, Carpal Tunnel/Tendonitis Problems can be a sign that you have a thyroid problem.
Quiz: Is Your Thyroid Making You Fat?
This quiz evaluates whether you have risk factors for thyroid disease and whether your particular symptoms indicate that a thyroid condition may be the cause of your weight problems
Thyroid Testing: What Is a Normal TSH Level?
The normal TSH reference range range is still a controversy in the thyroid community. How many people are actually hypothyroid?
Can Your Hypothyroidism Be Treated Naturally?
Can hypothyroidism be treated naturally? Explore natural, holistic and integrative treatment approaches to an underactive thyroid..
High Fiber Foods for Weight Loss
High fiber vegetables,fruits and foods, for thyroid patients who want to lose weight, and for those interested in dealing with chronic constipation.
Why Normal TSH Test Results Don't Always Mean...
Understanding the thyroid stimulating hormone TSH test, and why a normal result may not mean your thyroid is okay.
Low TSH Means Your Doctor Lowers Your Dose?...
This article explains the meaning of low and high TSH - Thyroid Stimulating Hormone - and the link to thyroid medication dosage changes.
10 Ways Your Diet is Affecting Your Thyroid
Ten things to know about thyroid conditions and your diet, food and beverages, and the effect they have on your health and medications.
7 Diet Secrets to Help Thyroid Patients Lose...
When you're hyperthyroid, should you automatically lose weight? Can a thyroid patient lose weight without exercising? Is there something your doctor is doing that may actually be causing you to gain more weight? Do you know how much fiber and water you really need as a thyroid patient? And if you were only going to do one exercise, what should it be? Help jumpstart your weight loss efforts with these seven thyroid diet secrets.
Kale and Your Thyroid: What You Need to Know
A look at kale -- a nutritional powerhouse and cruciferous goitrogenic vegetable kale -- and its potential effects on thyroid function, and how to safely eat it.
How to Interpret Your Thyroid Test Results
Thyroid Test Results: How to Understand and Interpret Them: A guide to understanding TSH, Free T4, Free T3, TPO, TSI, TgAB, and other key thyroid tests.
Everything You Need to Know About Thyroid Disease
Everything you need to know about thyroid disease diagnosis and treatment, including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, underactive, overactive, Hashimoto's, Graves', nodules, goiter thyroid cancer.
What Do Your Thyroid Blood Test Results Mean?
Understanding thyroid blood tests - TSH, Free T4, Free T3, antibodies, Reverse T3, etc. - what they test for, reference ranges, and what results mean.
Recipe for a Thyroid-Friendly Green Smoothie
A thyroid-friendly green smoothie recipe that isn't high in goitrogens, and won't slow down your thyroid.
Could You Be Overmedicated on Thyroid Drugs?
A look at the signs and symptoms of overmedication with thyroid hormone replacement drugs.
Check Your Neck for Thyroid Disease in 7 Easy...
Here's a 7-step self check -- the Thyroid Neck Check -- you can do to help detect a possible thyroid condition.
Thyroid Disease Symptoms -- Hypothyroidism and...
A look at thyroid disease symptoms, including symptoms of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
Checklist: Do I Have a Thyroid Problem?
Hypothyroidism Risk/Symptoms Checklist, to help you obtain proper diagnosis and treatment.
When Broccoli Can Be Bad for You
A look at goitrogenic, cruciferous vegetables and other foods that can cause a goiter, slow down the thyroid, or cause hypothyroidism.
The Best Time to Take Thyroid Medication
Should thyroid patients take their medication in the morning on an empty stomach before eating, or at night? Explore what experts say.
Help for Thyroid Patients Who Can't Lose Weight
If you're a thyroid patient who is trying to lose weight -- or avoid gaining weight - here are some key first steps to take in dealing with your thyroid, metabolism, and diet.
Are You at Risk for Thyroid Disease?
A review of thyroid disease symptoms and risk factors, from thyroid guide and patient advocate Mary Shomon.
11 Reasons Why Your Thyroid and TSH Levels Are...
There are common causes of fluctuations in TSH and other thyroid levels. Here are some of the most common reasons your thyroid levels might change.
What is the Best Diet for Thyroid Patients?
A look at the best thyroid diet, for weight loss, thyroid health, and specific thyroid conditions.
When and How to Best Do Thyroid Blood Tests?
Does it matter what time you have your TSH test done, should you take your medication before testing, and and do you need to fast before thyroid tests, such as the 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.
Should You Treat Hashimoto's Thyroiditis When...
New research says that treatment can help Hashimoto's patients with elevated Thyroid peroxidase antibodies, even when other thyroid levels are normal.
Is There a Difference Between Hashimoto's...
Hashimoto's vs. Hypothyroidism: What's the Difference? A look at the autoimmune thyroid problem known as Hashimoto's disease, and the underactive thyroid condition known as hypothyroidism. What's their connection, how do they differ, and what do patients need to know? Information from Mary Shomon, patient advocate and author of a number of books and guides on thyroid disease and autoimmune disease.
Important Resources to Help Thyroid Patients...
Comprehensive information on how to successfully diet and lose weight effectively despite a thyroid problem, hypothyroidism, low thyroid, autoimmune thyroid disease, hyperthyroidism, endocrine problems, slow metabolism, and metabolicother issues. Developed by Mary Shomon, author of The Thyroid Diet, Living Well With Hypothyroidism and other thyroid patient informational materials. Includes information on HCG, Byetta, Symlin, metformin, and other hormonal treatments.
Fluoroquinolone Antiobiotics and Your Thyroid...
This article outlines the potentially negative interactions between ciprofloxacin - Cipro - a fluoquinolone antibiotic, and thyroid drug levothyroxine.
What are the key symptoms of thyroid cancer?
Thyroid cancer often starts without symptoms, but once a thyroid tumor grows, symptoms can appear. This article looks at the range of symptoms that may signal thyroid cancer.
Can You Be Both Hypothyroid and Hyperthyroid?
Can You Be Both Hypothyroid and Hyperthyroid? from Mary Shomon, Thyroid Guide, patient advocate and author of a number of books and guides on thyroid disease and autoimmune disease
The TSH Reference Range: Why Are Experts...
The ongoing controversy about what the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone -- TSH test -- levels are normal, and which are indicative of disease shows no signs of going away in late 2005. Experts have taken sides the battle, and the losers are the patients who don't get proper treatment. Explore this urgent controversy with Thyroid Guide Mary Shomon.
How Your Thyroid Problems Can Affect Weight Loss
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.
The Surprising Way Hillary Clinton Treats Her...
Hillary Clinton is hypothyroid - and has an underactive thyroid - but has chosen a somewhat controversial approach to treating her condition.
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.
Symptoms of Thyroid Storm You Shouldn't Ignore
Some people with Graves' disease or hyperthyroidism -- an overactive thyroid that is producing too much thyroid hormone -- develop a potentially life-threatening condition known as thyroid storm. Find out about the risks, symptoms and treatments for this rare, but dangerous condition, from patient advocate and author Mary Shomon.
Thyroid Patients: Could You Have Frozen Shoulder?
Frozen shoulder, condition that causes pain and mobility problems in the shoulder, is more common in people with thyroid disease.
How Your Thyroid Affects Hair Loss
Hair loss is a common side effect of thyroid disorders, including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and other thyroid conditions. Find out more about how thyroid patients can combat hair loss, from patient advocate Mary Shomon.
Key Thyroid Function Tests and Lab Values: What...
Key thyroid tests and lab values, for TSH, Thyroxine, T4, Triiodothyronine, T3, Free T4, Free T3, Reverse T3, RT3, Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies, TPO
Is Your Thyroid the Reason Why You Can't Lose...
Undiagnosed and untreated thyroid problems, especially an underactive thyroid condition known as hypothyroidism, can cause weight gain, or make weight loss difficult or impossible. This checklist of risks, signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism can help dieters identify whether they might have a thyroid condition.
La Clave para Bajar de Peso con Hipotiroidismo...
La Clave para Bajar de Peso con Hipotiroidismo / de Mary Shomon, Guia de About.com
10 Ways You Can Prevent a Thyroid Condition Now
A look at various things you can do to and supplements you can take to help prevent development of a thyroid condition, from patient advocate Mary Shomon.
Bernie Sanders
Senator Bernie Sanders is hypothyroid, and takes levothyroxine to treat his thyroid condition. Page 3.
The Problem With Coffee and Thyroid Medication
Studies have shown that coffee and espresso can affect the absorption and effectiveness of synthetic thyroid drug levothyroxine - also known as l-thyroxine - such as Synthroid, Levoxyl, Unithroid, and Eltroxin, and experts recommend that patients wait an hour before drinking coffee or espresso to ensure thyroid drug absorption.
What is the Best Thyroid Drug?
What is the best thyroid drug? A look at levothyroxine, T3, natural desiccated thyroid, and other options for hypothyroidism treatment.
Thyroid Patients: In-Depth Look at Acceptable...
What is the optimal TSH level for thyroid patients? Researchers have looked at the issue, and recommended a target level, especially for those who want to avoid heart disease risk factors. Mary Shomon explores the issue further.
Muscle and Joint Pain With Thyroid Disease
A look at the relationship between muscle and joint pain, and thyroid conditions, including hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
Learn All about the Blood Tests Used to...
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 to Expect During Your Recuperation After...
A look at what thyroid patients can expect in the recuperation period after thyroid surgery / thyroidectomy, from thyroid patient advocate Mary Shomon.
Conversion Chart for Armour Thyroid, Thyrolar,...
A conversion chart to show approximate equivalents for Armour Thyroid, Thyrolar, Synthroid, Levoxyl, Cytomel, and other thyroid drugs
Signs of Adrenal Fatigue
Are you suffering from adrenal fatigue? Here are some of the signs and symptoms of adrenal insufficiency, and how this imbalance is treated.
Thyroid and Hormone Balance After 40
Information about the book, the Menopause Thyroid Solution, by Mary Shomon. The book looks at hormone balance issues that affect women over 40.
11 Top Thyroid Doctors Share Their Treatment Tips
Leading hormone experts and thyroid practitioners share their thoughts about optimal hypothyroidism treatment, and how to ensure the best treatment for the underactive thyroid condition known as hypothyroidism. Practitioners include Richard Shames, Karilee Shames, Kent Holtorf, Theodore Friedman, Datis Kharrazian, Erika Schwartz, Ken Woliner, Robban Sica, Mark Starr, Sara Gottfried, Ron Manzanero.
The Big Lie Your Doctor is Telling You About...
There's a Big Lie doctors tell patients about the thyroid. Lean about the big lie, and how to get around it in your diagnosis and treatment.
Thyroid Diagnosis: How to Get Tested
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.
What You Should Know About Thyroid Surgery...
This article looks at complications that can occur after thyroid surgery, including hypoparathyroidism, hypocalcemia, and laryngeal nerve damage.
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis is a type of autoimmune thyroid disease in which the immune system attacks and destroys the thyroid gland.
What's the Real Normal Range for Thyroid Blood...
In 2002, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists recommended narrowing the normal reference range for the TSH -- thyroid stimulating hormone -- test to 0.3 to 3.0. This was a change from the reference range in use by doctors in labs, and increased the number of people in the U.S. who could be classified as hypothyroid.
The Complete Guide to Checking Your Thyroid
How do you know if your thyroid may be causing your symptoms? Dr. Ken Woliner takes a look at various self-tests, lab tests and clinical signs that can lead you to a thyroid diagnosis.
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An in-depth look at thyroid nodules, thyroid lumps, and the thyroid enlargement known as a goiter, from Mary J. Shomon, your Thyroid Guide
A Simple Checklist of Hyperthyroidism...
Hyperthyroidism Risks/Symptoms Checklist -- a checklist of risks for and symptoms of an overactive thyroid, also known as hyperthyroidism or Graves' disease.
What are Goitrogens and How Do they Affect the...
Goitrogens and Thyroid Drugs, Mary Shomon's Thyroid Drug Database, featuring Thyroid Drugs & Manufacturers, and Information on Drugs Including Synthroid, Levothyroxine, Armour, Cytomel, T3 and Others
What Happens When You Have No Thyroid?
Having no thyroid gland brings special challenges. Thyroid expert Mary Shomon offers guidance and resources to help you feel your best when you have no thyroid.
Understanding hypothyroidism, a slow or...
Hypothyroidism - an underactive thyroid - is reviewed, including the causes, diagnosis, conventional and holistic treatment approaches.
What You Should Know About Graves' Disease
A look at the various risk factors, triggers, causes, signs and symptoms of Graves' disease, hyperthyroidism, and an overactive thyroid condition.
10 Things Thyroid Patients 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.
How CLA Supplements Affect Weight Loss and...
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) Supplements May Speed Weight Loss / Important news of exciting results with this nutritional supplement promises hypothyroid patients a new tool in the effort to successfully diet, fight fat and lose weight. Article by Mary Shomon, Thyroid Expert, patient advocate and bestselling author of the Thyroid Diet as well as a number of books and guides on thyroid disease and autoimmune disease.
The Role of Reverse T3 Testing in Thyroid...
A look at the controversial role of measuring Reverse T3 - RT3, Reverse Triiodothyronine -- and how it is used by integrative physicians in diagnosing, treating and managing hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid, as well as cellular hypothyroidism.
If My TSH Test Results Are Normal, Why am I...
Thyroid guide Mary Shomon gets many emails from readers who have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, and are receiving treatment, have test results that are firmly in the so--called
The Truth About Thyroid Patients and Cold...
Cough & Cold Medicines and Decongestants: Why Thyroid Patients Need to Know? Why do some over-the-counter cough medicines, cold medicines, and decongestants say do not take them if you have thyroid disease? What can thyroid patients safely take for cold and influenza? And what natural treatments are available to help thyroid patients with cold and flu.
Thyroid Tests: What Is a Normal Range for the...
An overview of how to understand and interpret Free T3 (FT3) laboratory tests for thyroid disease, from Ken Woliner, MD.
Checklist of Autoimmune Disease Symptoms
A look at the signs, common symptoms and risk factors for the more than 80 autoimmune diseases.
10 Links Between Thyroid Disease and Fatigue....
There are a number of important things to know about the key connection between fatigue and thyroid conditions, and ten of the most important ones are outlined here.
10 Surprising Tips That Help Thyroid Patients...
Losing weight with hypothyroidism can be a challenge. These ten surprising tips can help change a losing battle into success
Four Things Thyroid Patients Should Know When...
A visit to the dentist has four key implications for thyroid patients.
What Does Constipation Have to Do With...
Constipation is a problem that can be particularly troublesome for people with thyroid condition, in particular, hypothyroidism -- an underactive thyroid. Hypothyroidism slows down many of the body's systems, including digestion and elimination. And unfortunately, chronic constipation can result. Here is a look at conventional, alternative, and herbal approaches to constipation that can help thyroid patients.
10 Things Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Your...
Ten Things Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Your Thyroid Condition - a look at some key points about thyroid issues that patients need to know.
Would You Benefit From Adding T3 to Your...
If you are hypothyroid and taking a thyroid replacement hormone drug, do you need T3 or natural desiccated thyroid? A look at these treatment options for people with hypothyroidism.
What You Should Know About Thyroid Treatments
A review of key thyroid treatments, including treatments for hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's disease, hyperthyroidism, Graves' disease, nodules, goiter, thyroiditis, thyroid storm, and thyroid cancer.
How Your Thyroid Affects Energy Levels
A look at how thyroid disease can be the cause of fatigue and exhaustion, from Mary Shomon, Thyroid Expert, patient advocate and author of a number of books and guides on thyroid disease and autoimmune disease.
How to Tell If You Are Hyperthyroid
An overview of the key steps to determine if you are hyperthyroid -- overactive thyroid.
What to Do When You Don't Have a Thyroid Gland
A look at the reasons why people don't have a thyroid gland, how that relates to hypothyroidism, and unique considerations for patients with no thyroid.
How to Lose Weight by Boosting a Slow Metabolism
Do you need to increase metabolism to lose weight? A look at how boosting slow metabolism can help with weight loss, especially for thyroid patients.
Canine Hypothyroidism -- Underactive Thyroid in...
An underactive thyroid in dogs could make Fido lose his spark and could it be a sign of canine hypothyroidism. Explore these frequently asked questions about canine thyroid troubles.
What Happens When You Don't Take Your Thyroid...
If you have a thyroid condition like hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism and you're not taking your prescribed medication, what can happen?
Why is Vitamin D So Important to Thyroid...
Integrative physician Dr. Richard Shames explains why Vitamin D is so important to thyroid function.
What New Thyroid Patients Wish They'd Known
Thyroid Tips for the Newly Diagnosed -- Thyroid patients share what they wish they'd know earlier, about doctors, medications, diet, and more.
Hashimoto's Encephalopathy: What You Need to Know
Hashimoto's Encephalopathy, a look at this rare neuroendocrine disorder related to Hashimoto's Thyroiditis that is commonly misdiagnosed, from Mary Shomon, Thyroid Guide
12 Ways Thyroid Patients Can Boost Their...
Advice on how to revive and boost your metabolism, for maximum energy and weight loss
How to Check Your Neck for Thyroid Cancer
With thyroid cancer on the rise, and September being Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, it's important to raise awareness of this poorly understood cancer. Learn key facts and statistics about thyroid cancer, learn how to perform the Thyroid Neck Check self-check
Thyroid Patients: Cold Hands and Feet After...
Cold hands and feet -- or sensitivity to cold -- is a common complaint of hypothyroidism. While thyroid treatment resolves these symptoms in some, others should be evaluated for Raynaud's syndrome, blood causing tingling, pain and other symptoms.
MD: Bernie Sanders in Good Health, Treated for...
Democractic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders released his medical records, which showed that he is being treated for hypothyroidism.
Your Introduction to Graves' Disease and...
Graves' disease is an autoimmune disease that can cause overactivity of the thyroid -- a condition known as hyperthyroidism. Here is a listing of the many resources available here at the site that focus on Graves' disease and hyperthyroidism, as well as related issues including thyroid storm, Graves ophthalmopathy, radioactive iodine (RAI) treatment, stress, cigarette smoking, antithyroid drugs like PTU and methimazole, thyroidectomy, and thyroid arterial embolization.
Do You Always Need a Specialist for a Thyroid...
A look at why every thyroid patient does not necessarily need an endocrinologist, thyroidologist, or thyroid specialist as a doctor.
4 Ways Thyroid Cancer Is Diagnosed
Diagnosis of thyroid cancer typically involves a number of procedures and tests, including a physical exam, biopsy, fine needle aspiration biopsy / FNA, a nuclear scan / radioactive iodine uptake / RAI-U, CT scan, magnetic resonance imaging / MRI, thyroid ultrasound, and blood tests.
Help - I'm Hypothyroid and Treatment Isn't...
If you're hypothyroid, but you still don't feel well, what is your next step? Author and patient advocate Mary Shomon tackles this critical question for people who are hypothyroid, whether due to Hashimoto's disease, surgery for nodules, goiter or cancer, antithyroid drug treatment, or radioactive iodine for Graves' disease.
What Are the Normal TSH Ranges During Each...
Researchers published findings in February 2006 showing the normal ranges for TSH during each trimester of pregnancy. Find out more about this important information for pregnant women with hypothyroidism now.
Celebrity Thyroid Patients
A look at famous people and celebrities with thyroid conditions including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto's disease, Graves' disease, nodules, and thyroid cancer. Celebrities profiled include George Bush, Barbara Bush, Linda Ronstadt, Catherine Bell, Oprah Winfrey, Rod Stewart, Joe Piscopo, Roger Ebert, Tipper Gore, Kelly Osbourne, Gail Devers, Kim Alexis, Kim Cattrall, missy elliott, jillian michaels, sofia vergara
What Are Some Examples of Autoimmune Diseases?
A look at different autoimmune diseases, including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, Lupus, and Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases.
Síntomas, Síntomas, Síntomas -...
Información en español: Síntomas, Síntomas, Síntomas Seamos francos. Cuando se trata de la tiroides y
Is Soy Safe for Thyroid Health?
A look at the controversial issue of whether soy foods and supplements are harmful or dangerous to thyroid health.
Thyroid Patients: Is It Perimenopause or...
The signs and symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, and the link to thyroid disease and other hormonal imbalances.
When Thyroid Disease Isn't Easy to Diagnose
A look at some of the common challenges patients face in getting a proper diagnosis of hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid.
Not Sure if You Have a Thyroid Problem? Take...
Take The Thyroid Test: Find Out if Your Symptoms Are Due to a Thyroid Condition, from Mary Shomon, Thyroid Guide, patient advocate and author of a number of books and guides on thyroid disease. and autoimmune disease
Can Pregnancy Cause Thyroid Problems?
It's common for women to feel tired, experience mood swings, and have a variety of other symptoms in the months after childbirth. But for some women, symptoms can become troublesome, and may point to a thyroid problem known as postpartum thyroiditis. This article looks at the risk factors for postpartum thyroiditis, how it's diagnosed, how it's treated, the symptoms, the hyperthyroid and hypothyroid phases, and other factors.
The Ultimate Thyroid Exercise Plan
The Ultimate Thyroid Exercise Program -- Exercise to Help Hypothyroid Patients Get Fit and LoseWeightthyroid hypothyroid, from Mary Shomon, Thyroid Guide, patient advocate and author of a numberof books and guides on thyroid disease and autoimmune disease
Avoiding Pitfalls in Thyroid Diagnosis and...
Experts claim that not only are thyroid problems easy to diagnose, but treating hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism -- conditions where the thyroid gland is underactive or overactive -- is also easy to treat. The truth is that the treatment can be fraught with pitfalls, obstacles that can interfere with your ability to live well. Take a look at many of these thyroid treatment pitfalls, including calcium, iron, weight gain, udertreatment, hair loss, and more.
Hypothyroidism: 6 Questions You Should Ask Your...
In Diagnosis: Hypothyroidism/Answers to Some Common Questions, Mary Shomon, thyroid patient advocate and About.com Thyroid Guide, looks at six of the most common questions newly diagnosed patients ask about their underactive thyroid condition -- hypothyroidism.
The Missing Link Between Fibromyalgia And...
A look at the relationship between hypothyroidism and fibromyalgia, common conditions that both include fatigue, pain and cognitive issues as symptoms, and may share common causes and treatments.
Men: Is Your Thyroid Causing Problems in Bed?
Do thyroid problems cause sexual symptoms in men, such as low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, or premature ejaculation? A study explored the issue.
5 Things Thyroid Patients Should Never Say to...
Thyroid patients know that communicating with their doctors can sometimes be challenging. With busy doctors rushing from appointment to appointment, short appointments, and differing perspectives on what constitutes good thyroid care, conversations can be unproductive or even frustrating. Here are five things that thyroid patients should avoid saying during a doctor's appointment.
What Does It Mean to Test Positive for Thyroid...
A look at what it means to have thyroid antibodies, including thyroid peroxidase antibodies - TPO - and whether or not this calls for treatment.
Why Estrogen Can Harm Your Thyroid
Richard and Karilee Shames talk about the menopause connection to thyroid disease, from Mary Shomon, Thyroid Guide, patient advocate and author of a number of books and guides on thyroid disease and autoimmune disease
Thyroid Patients: Dealing With Your Pharmacy...
One of the crucial players in any thyroid patient's overall path to wellness is the pharmacy. It's important that, as a savvy thyroid patient, you ensure that you have a good relationship with a reputable, reliable pharmacy. Here are a few pointers to help ensure that you are getting the most out of your pharmacy.
Is the Undertreatment of Your Hypothyroidism...
A look at whether undertreatment of hypothyroidism is preventing you from feeling well
The TSH Normal Range: Why Is There Still...
As of late 2006, the nation's endocrinologists are still divided regarding the TSH reference range, a controversy that has implications for thyroid patients. One of the nation's most prominent endocrinologists, Dr. Jeffrey Garber, talks to patient advocate Mary Shomon regarding his thoughts about the TSH controversy, what the normal range should be, and what it means for patients.
Why Thyroid Disease Can Go Undiagnosed in Women
A Look at Undiagnosed Thyroid Problems
How to Take Your Thyroid Drugs
Frequently Asked Questions about Food, Drug and Supplement Interactions -- Drugs Used for Thyroid Hormone Replacement i.e., Synthroid
Thyroid Drugs and Manufacturers Information /...
Thyroid Drugs and Thyroid Drug Manufacturers - Contact Information, websites, toll free-numbers
So You've Tested for Thyroid Antibodies. What...
Your thyroid is in the process of autoimmune dysfunction. The presence of antibodies may in fact generate hyperthyroid or hypothyroid symptoms.
Do You Need B-12?
Do You Need B-12? A look at B-12 deficiency, its link to anemia, and the connection to autoimmune conditions, including pernicious anemia, from Thyroid Guide and patient advocate Mary Shomon
Find the Best Thyroid Doctors in Your Area
The Thyroid Top Doctors Directory is a state-by-state and international directory of reader-recommended Top Doctors for treating thyroid disease and related problems, compiled by best-selling author and patient advocate Mary Shomon.
Drought in Your Mouth?
Dry mouth can be a symptom of various conditions, and is more common in thyroid patients. Find out what it means for your health.
Editorial: Natural Desiccated Thyroid -- A New...
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.
Oprah Winfrey
A look at famous people and celebrities with thyroid conditions including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto's disease, Graves' disease, nodules, and thyroid cancer. Celebrities profiled include George Bush, Barbara Bush, Linda Ronstadt, Catherine Bell, Oprah Winfrey, Rod Stewart, Joe Piscopo, Roger Ebert, Tipper Gore, Kelly Osbourne, Gail Devers, Kim Alexis, and Kim Cattrall.
Winterize Your Thyroid - 10 Tips for Surviving...
Here is how thyoid patients can winterize their thyroid program, to feel better during colder weather and winter temperatures.
Vet Dr. Gary Weitzman on Thyroid Problems in...
Thyroid Problems in Pets: A Q&A With Veterinarian Dr. Gary Weitzman on Canine Hypothyroidism and Feline Hyperthyroidism
Get to Know the Tests and Procedures Used to...
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.
Soy and Thyroid Health: What You Need to Know
Soy, often promoted as a healthy food, becomes controversial when the subject of the thyroid is involved. For more than a decade, there's been a continuing debate on whether soy can negatively effect the thyroid, and this debate continues. Here's a brief recap of the debate, and some Dos and Don'ts for soy consumption, with thyroid health in mind.
How to Take Your Thyroid Medication
Read this to learn the ins and outs of taking thyroid medication in nine easy steps involving your diet, interaction with other medication, and more.
Thyroid Patients: How Hormones Affect Weight Loss
People with thyroid conditions or hypothyroidism can find it difficult or nearly impossible to lose weight, due to a number of factors, including leptin resistance, elevated reverse T3, insulin resistance, thyroid resistance, and other hormonal imbalances. Dr. Kent Holtorf discusses the use of diabetes drugs Byetta, Symlin, and glucophage / Metformin, and human chorionic gonadotropin HCG to aid in weight loss and metabolism for people with an underactive thyroid or slow metabolism.
Do You Make These Mistakes Taking Your Thyroid...
13 common mistakes patients make when taking thyroid medication for an underactive thyroid / hypothyroidism.
Can Thyroid & Autoimmune Disease Patients...
Can Thyroid & Autoimmune Disease Patients Donate Blood? thyroid hypothyroid, from Thyroid Guide and patient advocate, Mary Shomon
The Little-Known Secret About Coffee and Your...
A look at the effects of coffee on the absorption of thyroid hormone replacement medications, like levothyroxine, used to treat hypothyroidism.
Do You Need Preventative Thyroid Treatment?
Do you need preventative thyroid treatment? If you have thyroid auto-antibodies, but normal TSH, the research evidence is mounting to support the fact that autoimmune disease may be slowed down, and hypothyroidism prevented, with treatment.
18 Factors That Can Cause Thyroid Disease
Many factors contribute to the risk of developing thyroid disease or thyroid conditions. Here is a look at some of those key risk factors.
Can CLA Supplements Help With Weight Loss in...
Does CLA have side effects? Learn about Conjugated Linoleic Acid CLA Supplements for weight and fat loss. Also, find out smart CLA-rich foods you can add to your diet.
Graves' Disease
An overview of Graves' disease. Thyroid Disease.
Stop Making These 9 Thyroid Mistakes
Are you a thyroid patient making one of these 9 common mistakes that can interfere with your treatment, health, and quality of life?
Can Coconut Oil Improve Your Thyroid?
Is coconut oil really a cure for hypothyroidism, thyroid disease, and an aid in diet and weight loss? Dr. Ken Woliner answers the question.
The 5 Lies That You Will Likely Hear About Your...
5 Lies About Your Thyroid You're Likely to Hear talks about some of the myths and misunderstandings about thyroid disease that are perpetuated by practitioners, and helps correct them with information for patients, from patient advocate Mary Shomon. Page 2.
Gina Rodriguez
Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez was diagnosed with hypothyroidism at 19, and discovered at 29 that the cause of her hypothyroidism was Hashimoto's disease. Page 4.
The Reasons You Could Have a Thyroid Problem
You may be wondering if you have a thyroid problem, but you may also be wondering if you're looking too much into symptoms.
The Optimal Treatment for Hypothyroidism: Kent...
Leading hormone expert and thyroid practitioner Dr. Kent Holtorf shares his thoughts about optimal hypothyroidism treatment, and how to ensure the best treatment for the underactive thyroid condition known as hypothyroidism.
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