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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.
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 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 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.
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.
Why is Vitamin D So Important to Thyroid...
Integrative physician Dr. Richard Shames explains why Vitamin D is so important to thyroid function.
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
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
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.
Clearing Up Confusing Thyroid Testing Issues
This article explains the relationship between TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) levels and thyroid medication dosages.
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.
What You Should Know Before Getting Tested for...
The normal TSH reference range range is still a raging controversy in the thyroid community. How many people are actually hypothyroid, if the recommended narrower range were adopted? The answer will shock you.
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.
Allergies, Sinus Problems, Headaches and Your...
A look at headaches, seasonal allergies, sinus infections and sinusitis, and migraine headaches in people with thyroid conditions.
Why "Normal" TSH Test Results Don't Always Mean...
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.
Thyroid Disease Symptoms -- Hypothyroidism and...
A look at the key symptoms of hypothyroidism - an underactive thyroid
Armour Thyroid's Price Increases: Is it Price...
With new owner Allergan, the price of Armour Thyroid increased by 50 percent in just 3 months of 2015. Is this understandable, or price gouging?
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.
Fixing Low Iron May Help Thyroid Patients Beat...
Low iron levels can cause fatigue and hair loss in thyroid patients. Here are signs of low iron, and how to resolve with food and supplements.
Could You Be Overmedicated on Thyroid Drugs?
A look at the signs and symptoms of overmedication with thyroid hormone replacement drugs.
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.
10 Ways Your Diet is Affecting Your Thyroid
For people with thyroid disease -- whether hypothyroid (underactive thyroid) or hyperthyroid (overactive thyroid), Hashimoto's disease or Graves' disease, or other conditions, there are some important things to know about foods and drinks, and their interaction with your health and medications. Here are ten things to know about thyroid conditions and your diet, food and beverages.
High Fiber Foods for Weight Loss
A list of the high fiber vegetables and fruits and foods, for thyroid patients who want to lose weight, and for those interested in dealing with chronic constipation.
Could You Have Thyroid Cancer? Thyroid Cancer...
Graphic meme regarding thyroid cancer. September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. Page 3.
Symptoms of Thyroid Cancer: Thyroid Cancer...
Graphic meme regarding thyroid cancer symptoms. Page 2.
Dear Doctor: Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month
Graphic meme regarding getting how getting diagnosed and properly treated with thyroid cancer can be a challenge.
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.
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.
Checklist: Do I Have a Thyroid Problem?
Hypothyroidism Risk/Symptoms Checklist, to help you obtain proper diagnosis and treatment.
The Best Time to Take Thyroid Medication
Thyroid patients have always been told to take their medication in the morning, on an empty stomach, before breakfast. Several studies are now showing that taking thyroid drugs like levothyroxine at bedtime may help improve absorption of thyroid medication and ease symptoms. Thyroid patient advocate Mary Shomon explores the issue.
How to Tell If You Are Hyperthyroid
If you want to tell if you are hyperthyroid, here are the symptoms and tests that can help you get properly diagnosed.
The Controversial Link Between Fluoride and...
FFluoride and the Thyroid: The Controversy - a look at the controversy over fluoride and fluoridation of water, and the health effects on the thyroid.
Are You at Risk for Thyroid Disease?
A review of thyroid disease symptoms and risk factors, from thyroid guide and patient advocate Mary Shomon.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
La Clave para Bajar de Peso con Hipotiroidismo...
La Clave para Bajar de Peso con Hipotiroidismo / de Mary Shomon, Guia de About.com
Why You Shouldn't Stop Taking Your Thyroid...
People who have thyroid conditions -- including hypothyroidism, and hyperthyroidism / Hashimoto's and Graves' disease -- sometimes choose to not take their prescription medications for various reasons. Patient advocate Mary Shomon looks at some of the common reasons, along with the health implications that go along with failing to take prescribed thyroid medications.
Help! I'm a Thyroid Patient Who Can't Lose...
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.
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.
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 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.
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
Should You Take Generic Levothyroxine?
Is generic levothyroxine as safe and effective as brand name thyroid drugs? Find out why some doctors recommend against generic levothyroxine
Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month Graphic Memes to...
September is Thyroid Awareness Month. Use these graphic memes and infographics to promote awareness of on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis:
Graphic meme explaining four steps in diagnosing thyroid cancer Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. Page 7.
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
Thyroid Cancer Statistics: Thyroid Cancer...
Infographic featuring statistics on thyroid cancer, including its rise in incidence. Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. Page 6.
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 is the Best Diet for Your Thyroid?
A look at the best thyroid diet, for weight loss, thyroid health, and specific thyroid conditions.
Thyroid Neck Check: Thyroid Cancer Awareness...
Graphic discussing how to do a thyroid neck check for thyroid disease. Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. Page 9.
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.
Number Diagnosed in the US: Thyroid Cancer...
Graphic discussing the number of Americans diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2015. Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. Page 8.
Conversion Chart for Armour Thyroid, Thyrolar,...
A conversion chart to show approximate equivalents for Armour Thyroid, Thyrolar, Synthroid, Levoxyl, Cytomel, and other thyroid drugs
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
The Rate of Thyroid Cancer: Thyroid Cancer...
Graphic meme about how the rate of thyroid cancer has doubled over the past three decades. Thyroid Awareness Month. Page 4.
Thyroid Success Stories: Patients Share Their...
Thyroid patients with hypothyroidism, thyroid cancer, and hyperthyroidism describe their own success stories.
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.
How Thyroid Disease Affects Your Muscles
Muscle and Joint Pain With Thyroid Disease, from Mary Shomon, your Thyroid Guide
The Good Cancer: Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month
Graphic meme about how doctors always call thyroid cancer the good cancer. Thyroid Awareness Month. Page 5.
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.
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.
What Happens When You Have No Thyroid?
Special information for people who have no thyroid gland.
Dr. Lily's Integrative Approach to Thyroid and...
A Q&A interview with McLean, Virginia-based integrative physician Dr. Elizabeth Conrad -- Dr. Lily -- regarding thyroid and hormonal imbalances.
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
An in-depth look at thyroid nodules, thyroid lumps, and the thyroid enlargement known as a goiter, from Mary J. Shomon, your Thyroid Guide
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is Thyroid Cancer Really the Good Cancer?
Doctors frequently describe thyroid cancer as the good cancer, which is controversial in the thyroid cancer patient community.
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
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.
How to Do Your Own Neck Check for Thyroid Disease
A simple self-check known as the neck check may help you detect enlargement or lumps in your thyroid gland. Learn how to check your neck now.
Síntomas, Síntomas, Síntomas -...
Información en español: Síntomas, Síntomas, Síntomas Seamos francos. Cuando se trata de la tiroides y
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.
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.
Support Your Thyroid with These Supplements
Richard and Karilee Shames look at the Top 5 supplements for thyroid patients
Do Thyroid Patients Need a Flu Shot?
Whether or not thyroid and autoimmune disease patients should or should not get a flu shot -- the influenza vaccine -- each year is always a controversial question. Here is a look at some of the considerations, from thyroid patient advocate Mary Shomon.
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.
An Interview With My Doctor: Kate Lemmerman, MD
Thyroid patient advocate Mary Shomon interviews the doctor who provides her thyroid care, integrative physician Kate Lemmerman, MD, of Well Being - Being Well in McLean, VA. Lemmerman shares her philosophies about thyroid care and how patients can ensure the best possible thyroid care.
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
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.
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.
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?
How to Do a Thyroid Neck Self-Check
How to Do a Thyroid Neck Self-Check, from your About.com Thyroid Guide
12 Ways Thyroid Patients Can Boost Their...
Advice on how to revive and boost your metabolism, for maximum energy and weight loss
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.
Checklist of Autoimmune Disease Symptoms
A look at the signs, common symptoms and risk factors for the more than 80 autoimmune diseases.
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
10 Things Your Doctor Won’t Tell You...
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.
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.
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.
25 Outrageous Things Said About Thyroid Disease
A look at outrageous, wrong, misinformed, and contemptuous things said about thyroid disease and patients, by doctors, writers, and celebrities.
How to Lose Weight by Boosting a Slow Metabolism
Do you need to increase your metabolism in order to lose weight? Will efforts to boost metabolism help you lose weight and have more energy? Do you have a slow metabolism, and need to speed it up? These are important questions for anyone trying to lose weight, and particularly for thyroid patients who may be struggling with a slow metabolism, and are explored in this article by best-selling author and thyroid patient advocate Mary Shomon
The Thyroid Diet: Manage Your Metabolism for...
Weight gain, obesity, and difficulty losing weight with thyroid conditions and hypothyroidism are common. The Thyroid Diet helps thyroid patients, and those who have a thyroid condition but don't know it because they haven't been diagnosed, get diagnosed and properly treated for their thyroid conditions, and offers a comprehensive diet program, including food lists and menus -- to help lose weight and maintain the loss.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
4 Thyroid Checklists You Can Take to Your Doctor
Risks and symptoms checklists you can take to your doctor, including checklists for thyroid disease, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, autoimmune diseases, chronic fatigue syndrome, and fibromyalgia.
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.
11 Reasons Thyroid Levels Fluctuate
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 thyroid levels that are frequently changing? Here are some of the most common factors that can cause thyroid levels to fluctuate.
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.
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.
Is the Undertreatment of Your Hypothyroidism...
A look at whether undertreatment of hypothyroidism is preventing you from feeling well
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.
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.
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
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.
Why Thyroid Disease Can Go Undiagnosed in Women
A Look at Undiagnosed Thyroid Problems
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.
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.
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis is a type of autoimmune thyroid disease in which the immune system attacks and destroys the thyroid gland.
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.
Thyroid Patients: Choose to Be Sick...Or Choose...
Help for thyroid patients in choosing to be on a path to wellness, and how to create your own secret sauce of wellness.
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.
Can Thyroid & Autoimmune Disease Patients...
Can Thyroid & Autoimmune Disease Patients Donate Blood? thyroid hypothyroid, from Thyroid Guide and patient advocate, Mary Shomon
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.
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.
Is Soy Safe for Thyroid Health?
The issue of whether soy foods and supplements are harmful or dangerous to thyroid health is controversial. Here is a look at the controversy over soy, phytoestrogens, and isoflavone-rich foods and supplements, including tofu, tempeh, miso, edamame, and their impact on thyroid, endocrine, and hormonal health. Can overconsumption of soy cause hypothyroidism, or trigger a thyroid problem? A look at the issue, from thyroid patient advocate and activist, Mary Shomon.
The Five Most Harmful Thyroid Myths
A look at five enduring, but potentially harmful, myths about thyroid disease, with thyroid expert Richard Shames, MD.
What You Need to Know About Thyroid Replacement...
Take a look at thyroid medications, how to take them, troubleshooting problems with these drugs, the T4/T3 drug controversy, and the Armour Thyroid/natural drug controversy.
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.
Is Your TSH "Normal" But You Still Think You're...
A look at your next steps in getting a thyroid diagnosis if your TSH lab tests come back as normal
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 looked at this issue for the first time, and found some important connections.
What Everybody Ought to Know About Thyroid Cancer
A look at what everybody ought to know about thyroid cancer, including statistics, information, diagnosis, treatment, support and resources.
Four Things Thyroid Patients Should Know When...
A visit to the dentist has four key implications for thyroid patients.
Sofia Vergara's Thyroid Drug Campaign
A look at the pros and cons of Sofia Vergara's new role as paid spokesperson for AbbVie's Follow the Script campaign promoting Synthroid brand levothyroxine, a drug used to treat hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid condition.
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
Can CLA Supplements Help With Weight Loss in...
Questions and Answers about Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) Supplements, which can help speed weight loss, build muscle, and reduce fat in overweight people, from Mary Shomon, Thyroid Guide, patient advocate and author of a number of books and guides on thyroid disease and autoimmune disease
What Are the Key Prescription Medications Used...
A look at the different prescription medications -- such as levothyroxine, Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothroid, Unithroid, Tirosint, levothyroxine, Thyrolar, Cytomel, Nature-throid, Armour Thyroid, and Erfa Thyroid -- and other drugs that are used for thyroid hormone replacement, a treatment for hypothyroidism, underactive thyroid.
Thyroid Patients: Is It Perimenopause or...
The signs and symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, and the link to thyroid disease and other hormonal imbalances.
10 Thyroid Mistakes Your Doctor May Be Making
A look at 10 different mistakes that are commonly made by practitioners, from Mary Shomon, Thyroid Guide, patient advocate and author of a number of books and guides on thyroid disease and autoimmune disease
Find the Right Thyroid Doctor with These Tips
Thyroid patients who wonder what type of doctor to see for thyroid conditions can follow these guidelines from thyroid patient advocate Mary Shomon, regarding what to look for, choosing the right kind of doctor for endocrine diseases like thyroid problems and diabetes, when you need a thyroidologist or endocrinologist, when it's time to pay privately for another doctor, get a second opinion, fire your doctor, or find a new practitioner for thyroid diagnosis and treatment.
Understanding hypothyroidism, a slow or...
Hypothyroidism - an underactive thyroid - is reviewed, including the causes, diagnosis, conventional and holistic treatment approaches.
Hyperparathyroidism -- Endocrine Resource...
Hyperparathyroidism -- part of the Endocrine Resource Center, featuring information on Addison's Disease, Cushing's Syndrome, Hyperparathyroidism, Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia, Prolactinoma, Thyroid Disease from Mary Shomon, Thyroid Guide
How to Take Your Thyroid Drugs
Frequently Asked Questions about Food, Drug and Supplement Interactions -- Drugs Used for Thyroid Hormone Replacement i.e., Synthroid
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.
Why You Might Need Thyroid Surgery
Thyroid patient advocate Mary Shomon takes a comprehensive look at the various facets of thyroid surgery / thyroidectomy, including the types of surgery, and what the surgery involves.
Here's How to Understand Thyroid Imaging 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 imaging tests that are used as part of thyroid disease diagnosis and management.
Thyroid 101, Basic Information and Index to...
Information about thyroid disease, including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto's disease, Graves' disease, autoimmune thyroid conditions, thyroid cancer, goiter, nodules, weight and diet problems due to thyroid conditions, drugs like Synthroid, Armour, Levoxyl, and other important information about one of the most common but overlooked conditions

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