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    • 10 Signs That You Need a New Doctor Created: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      How do you know when it's time to send your doctor packing, and find a new one? Here are 10 signs that you need a new doctor, 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 Wars: What's "Normal?", Who is Wrong, Who is Right... Created: Sunday, December 04, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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 take...
    • Cigarette Smoking and Thyroid Disease Created: Saturday, December 13, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      An in-depth look at the relationship between cigarette smoking and thyroid disease." itemprop="description"> Saturday, June 21, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Ablation - Thyroid Disease Glossary Definition -- Ablation usually means removal, typically surgical removal. When the thyroid is surgically removed, that's called surgical ablation for the thyroid...
    • The Effects of How We Talk About Our Thyroid Disease and Health Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The way we talk about thyroid disease and health can have an effect on our mood, attitude, and even our health and healing. A look at positive thinking and self-talk.
    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Autoimmune Thyroid Disease Created: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      A look at the connection between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Autoimmune Thyroid, from Mary Shomon, Thyroid Guide, patient advocate and author of a number of books and guides on th...
    • All About Goitrogens Created: Monday, June 11, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      A look at goitrogenic, cruciferous vegetables and other foods that can cause a goiter, slow down the thyroid, or cause hypothyroidism.
    • 10 Things to Know About Thyroid Disease and Fatigue Created: Saturday, February 02, 2013 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      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.
    • When Your Thyroid Levels Are Fluctuating Created: Friday, September 30, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      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.
    • Hypothyroidism Treatments Created: Thursday, January 03, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      A look at the different prescription medications -- such as levothyroxine, Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothroid, Unithroid, Tirosint, levothyroxine, Thyrolar, Cytomel, Nature-throid, Armour Thyroid, and...
    • How Thyroid Patients Can Find the Right Kind of Doctor for Their Thyroid Care Created: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      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 k...
    • HELP! My TSH Is "Normal" But I Think I'm Hypothyroid Created: Wednesday, December 10, 2003 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      A look at your next steps in getting a thyroid diagnosis if your TSH lab tests come back as normal" itemprop="description"> Thursday, April 13, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      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.
    • Is Your Hypothyroidism UNDERtreated? Created: Wednesday, December 10, 2003 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      A look at whether undertreatment of hypothyroidism is preventing you from feeling well" itemprop="description"> Friday, August 31, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      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."
    • Thyroid Surgery and Thyroidectomy Created: Sunday, June 17, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      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."
    • Could You Be Overmedicated? Created: Thursday, May 18, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Thyroid hormone replacements drugs generally have few side effects, and for those who are hypothyroid due to disease, surgery or radioactive iodine, there are generally few risks to taking thyroid ...
    • Diagnosing Thyroid Conditions Created: Sunday, March 25, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      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 dif...
    • Thyroid Blood Tests Created: Sunday, March 25, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      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 lea...
    • Do You Have a Thyroid Problem? Take The Thyroid Test Created: Sunday, December 14, 2003 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      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 ...
    • Menstrual Problems and Thyroid Disease Created: Saturday, December 13, 2003 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      A look at the effects of thyroid conditions -- including hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism -- on th menstrual cycle, premenstrual syndrome, menstruation difficulties, and more."
    • The Celiac/Autoimmune Thyroid Connection Created: Saturday, December 13, 2003 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Research links intestinal disease Celiac Sprue Gluten-Intolerance to autoimmune thyroid disease like Hashimotos Disease, Graves' Disease, or hypothyroidism, by Mary Shomon, Thyroid Guide"
    • When You Have No Thyroid Created: Monday, June 09, 2003 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Special information for people who have no thyroid gland." itemprop="description">
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    • Can You Be Both Hypothyroid and Hyperthyroid? Created: Saturday, December 06, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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"
    • What Are The Normal TSH Ranges During Each Trimester of Pregnancy? Created: Thursday, February 09, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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 hypothyr...
    • Soy and the Thyroid Created: Saturday, December 13, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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...
    • Green Tea Extract Increases Metabolism, May Aid in Weight Loss Created: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Green Tea Extract Increases Metabolism, May Aid in Weight Loss, from Mary Shomon, Thyroid Guide, patient advocate and author of a number of books and guides on thyroid disease and autoimmune diseas...
    • The Thyroid/Fibromyalgia Connection Created: Thursday, May 01, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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."<...
    • Does Your Doctor Know About the New TSH Lab Standards? Created: Thursday, June 26, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      A look at the changes to the thyroid test normal range recommended in 2002." itemprop="description"> Thursday, September 01, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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. F...
    • Coping with Graves' Disease and Hyperthyroidism Created: Saturday, June 14, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Coping with Graves' disease and hyperthyroidism requires information, support, stress reduction, and lifestyle changes." itemprop="description">>