Thyroid Disease Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-26

I'm Thin: Could I Still Be Hypothyroid?
Being slender or normal weight does not mean you can't be hypothyroid. Find out about the other signs and symptoms that your thyroid is underactive.

HypothyroidMom: An Interview With Dana Trentini
HypothyroidMom, Dana Trentini talks about thyroid advocacy, pregnancy, fertility and thyroid disease in this interview.

Deciphering Your Prescription: What the Abbreviations Mean
A list of the common prescription abbreviations used by doctors, what they mean, and how to understand them, including examples for thyroid patients.

Six Important Nutrients for Thyroid Patients
A look at the top nutrients for thyroid health and autoimmune thyroid disease.

When Should You Take Your Thyroid Medication?
Can thyroid patients take their medication at bedtime, after dinner, or in the middle of the night, instead of first thing in the morning? Is there a best time?

Hyperthyroidism in Pregnancy / Neonatal Hyperthyroidism
Explore the signs, symptoms, and treatments for fetal and neonatal hyperthyroidism -- hyperthyroidism in an unborn or newborn baby.

Infant Congenital Hypothyroidism Diagnosis
Congenital hypothyroidism refers to hypothyroidism -- a lack of thyroid hormone -- at birth. Learn about how diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment of congenital hypothyroidism.

Can Slight Fluctuations in TSH Affect Your Weight?
Can slight fluctuations in thyroid function, as measured by the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone -- TSH -- test, actually affect your weight?

Subacute Granulomatous Thyroiditis Key Facts
Among the category of painful types of thyroiditis -- thyroid inflammation -- is a form known as subacute granulomatous thyroiditis.

Risks of Additional Cancers for Thyroid Cancer Patients
Research has shown that thyroid cancer patients face a significantly increased risk of developing a second primary cancer.

Maker of Thyroid Drug Mylan Being Investigated by FDA
Mylan, the West Virginia-based drug company that makes a generic levothyroxine medication, is now the target of a federal investigation.

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Constipation - The Thyroid Disease Symptom
Constipation is a problem that can be particularly troublesome for people with a thyroid condition, in particular, hypothyroidism - an underactive thyroid.

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Appetite Suppressant Caralluma Fimbriata / Slimaluma
Caralluma fimbriata, a succulent cactus from India, is the latest entry into the appetite suppressant and weight control supplement market.

Make a Splash with a Water Workout
Water workouts boost energy and mobility. Make a splash with a water workout and find out how to fight obesity, lose weight, and feel good.

Allergies, Sinus Problems, Headaches and Your Thyroid
A look at headaches, seasonal allergies, sinus infections and sinusitis, and migraine headaches in people with thyroid conditions.

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.

Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) Biopsy of the Thyroid
Fine Needle Aspiration FNA Biopsy of the Thyroid -- Questions & Answers -- A Look at Biopsies of the Thyroid Gland to Evaluate Nodules for Cancer.

Diet Drug Dangers for Thyroid Patients
Ephedra and orlistat / Alli can be problematic for thyroid patients who want to lose weight. Learn supplements to avoid.

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.

What Is a Normal TSH Level and What Does It Measure?
Understanding the thyroid stimulating hormone TSH test, and why a normal result may not mean your thyroid is okay.

Normal TSH: What Does the TSH Test Measure?
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.

What is a Normal TSH?- "Old" Normal Range
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. Page 3.

What is a Normal TSH? - The "New" Normal Range
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.

What Is a Normal TSH Level Per the AACE
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.

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.

Normal TSH: Where Are We Now?
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.

Normal TSH: The Three Questions You Need to Ask Your Doctor
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.

Pregnancy and Thyroid Disease Resources
If you're dealing with thyroid disease and also pregnant, you may have a lot of questions about how to manage your disorder while having a safe pregnancy.

Drugs for Treating Hyperthyroidism and Graves' Disease
A look at antithyroid drugs used to treat Graves' disease and hyperthyroidism, including propylthiouracil / PTU, methimazole / Tapazole, and carbimazole / Neomercazole.

Why Thyroid Patients Should Avoid Artificial Sweeteners
Research shows a correlation between artificial sweeteners and Hashimoto's disease. Experts are recommending Hashimoto's patients avoid using them.

The Big Lie Your MD is Telling You About Your Thyroid
There's a big lie doctors tell patients about the thyroid. Find out what it is, and how to how to get around it so you can get proper diagnosis and treatment.

Iodine and Your Thyroid: What You Need to Know
A look at the thyroid gland, and the need for iodine, the effects of excessive iodine, and advocate Mary Shomon's experience with iodine.

10 Things to Know About Thyroid Disease and Diet
Ten things to know about thyroid conditions and your diet, food and beverages, and the effect they have on your health and medications.

Green Tea Extract Increases Metabolism
Green Tea Extract Increases metabolism may aid in weight loss, from Mary Shomon, Thyroid Guide, patient advocate and author of a number of books.

Fifteen Ways to Fight Heel Pain
Heel pain -- known as plantar fasciitis, is more common in people with thyroid conditions. If you have plantar fasciitis -- and you'll know because you will

Take a Closer Look at the HCG Diet/Protocol
A look at the HCG Diet, which uses the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin to aid in weight loss, featuring Dr. Dirk van Lith.

What Changes to Expect to Your Thyroid During Pregnancy
If you're pregnant, it's important to learn how that affects your thyroid. Learn more about the reference range for thyroid-stimulating hormone levels during pregnancy.

Should You Take Your Thyroid Medication at Night?
Should thyroid patients take their medication in the morning on an empty stomach before eating, or at night? Explore what experts say.

Should You Take Your Thyroid Medication at Night?
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. Page 2.

Overmedicated on Thyroid Hormone Replacement
Is it possible to take too much thyroid replacement medication? Learn about the signs and symptoms of overmedication with thyroid hormone replacement drugs.

Clinical Evaluation for Thyroid Disease
Here's what happens during a clinical evaluation for thyroid disease. Diagnosing thyroid disease incorporates numerous factors, including clinical evaluation, blood tests, imaging tests, biopsies, and other tests.

Multiple Dental X-Rays May Increase Thyroid Cancer Risk
A 2010 study found that the risk of thyroid cancer increases with multiple dental x-rays. Learn more about their findings and how you can protect yourself.

Understanding Hypothyroid TSH levels
Hypothyroid TSH levels are hard to understand. You could have hypothyroidism with normal TSH--find out how that works with Thyroid Guide Mary Shomon.

Treating Low Thyroid in Infants and Children
A look at the importance of diagnosing congenital hypothyroidism -- hypothyroidism at birth -- quickly, and how it is treated in newborns and infants.

Thyroid Disease: Coping With Muscle and Joint Pain
Here's a closer look at the relationship between muscle and joint pain, and thyroid conditions, including hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

An Interview with Doctors Richard and Karilee Shames
An Interview with Doctors Richard and Karilee Shames on their holistic approach to thyroid disease, which includes diagnosis, treatments, and health tips.​

How To Tell if You Are Hypothyroid
How to tell if you are hypothyroid, or have the underactive thyroid condition known as hypothyroidism.

The T4/T3 Thyroid Drug Controversy
A look at the controversy over the use of T4 and T3 together as a thyroid hormone replacement treatment for hypothyroidism.

Maggie Hadleigh-West Thyroid Documentary Sick to Death
Interview with award-winning documentary filmmaker Maggie Hadleigh-West on Sick to Death, a film on thyroid diagnosis and treatment challenges.

Can You Have Both Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism?
Are you hypothyroid and hyperthyroid? Get more information on this double diagnosis of thyroid disease and your possible treatment options from Mary Shomon.

What Does 'Natural' Mean for Treating Hypothyroidism?
Explore natural, holistic, and integrative treatment approaches to an underactive thyroid.

Public Citizen is Wrong About Armour Thyroid For More than a Decade
A summary of the controversy over Public Citizen / Sidney Wolfe's / Worst Pills, Best Pills misinformed condemnation of Armour Thyroid.

Fiber: The Role in Weight Loss for Thyroid Patients
Increasing fiber, and fiber-rich foods, are important for thyroid patients - especially those with hypothyroidism -- who want to lose weight.

Does Smoking Cessation Cause Hypothyroidism?
Many people notice that after they quit smoking they are diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Can smoking cessation lead to hypothyroidism? Learn more here.

Can Hypothyrodism Cause Fibromyalgia Symptoms?
If you think that you have both fibromyalgia and hypothyroidism, you may be surprised. Hypothyroidism may actually cause fibromyalgia symptoms.

Thyroid Patients: 30 Ways to Make Your Diet Work
A variety of diet and weight loss tips to help thyroid patients successfully lose weight.

Integrative Nutrition for Thyroid and Autoimmune Patients
Integrative nutritionist Laurie Borenstein shares thoughts on the role of integrative nutrition for thyroid, autoimmune and hormone imbalance patients.

Is Your Doctor Telling You the Truth About Your Thyroid Treatment?
If you are being prescribed levothyroxine, told you need RAI or surgery, is your doctor telling you the truth about your treatment?

Five Reasons You Can't Get Your Thyroid Problem Diagnosed
Why is it so hard for some patients to get a thyroid condition evaluated and diagnosis? Here is a look at five common situations many thyroid patients face.

Can Hyperthyroid Patients Avoid Radioactive Iodine (RAI)
Dr. Richard Shames explains how thyroid patients can approach their doctor to pursue a holistic, integrative approach to hyperthyroidism and Graves' disease, rather than being rushed into radioactive iodine/RAI ablation.

Fireworks and Your Thyroid: The Controversy
A look at the environmental and thyroid impact of fireworks, which contain a thyroid-damaging chemical called perchlorate.

Are You An Undiagnosed or Misdiagnosed Thyroid Patient?
Integrative physician and author Richard Shames, MD looks at the epidemic of undiagnosed and misdiagnosed thyroid disease.

Could Oprah Winfrey Really Be Cured of Thyroid Disease?
As anyone who has a thyroid condition knows, thyroid conditions are treatable. But most thyroid disease is not curable. And there is a difference.

Hypothyroidism Risks and Symptoms Checklist
Symptoms of hypothyroidism can be confusing. This hypothyroidism risks and symptoms checklist helps you get thyroid diagnosis and treatment.

A Thyroid Patient Tribute to House, MD
A thyroid-oriented tribute to the medical drama House, MD, which included thyroid, autoimmune and endocrine diseases during its eight-year run.

Thyroid Patients, Goitrogens and Cruciferous Vegetables
A look at goitrogenic, cruciferous vegetables and other foods that can cause a goiter, slow down the thyroid, or cause hypothyroidism.

Are Endocrinologists Misrepresenting Natural Thyroid Drugs?
A look at how the endocrinology world continues to present false info about natural thyroid drugs, or natural desiccated thyroid drugs.

Comparing Natural Desiccated Thyroid to Levothyroxine
The National Institutes of Health has announced a new clinical trial to compare natural desiccated thyroid treatment to levothyroxine in relief of symptoms in hypothyroid patients.

David Brownstein on Natural Hormones
David Brownstein on Natural Hormones from Mary Shomon, your Thyroid Guide

The Relationship Between Smoking and Thyroid Disease
An in-depth look at the relationship between cigarette smoking and thyroid disease.

Balancing Thyroid Hormones and Female Hormones
Drs. Richard and Karilee Shames, authors of Thyroid Power, discuss balancing thyroid hormones and female hormones. Read this article for more.

The Shortage of Endocrinologists Impacts Thyroid Patients
A look at the shortage of endocrinologists in the United States, and its impact and effect on diagnosis, treatment and care of thyroid patients.

How to Lose Weight with a Slow Metabolism
Learn how to lose weight with a slow metabolism by finding out steps you can take to boost energy and lose excess pounds - even with thyroid disease.

A Guide to Diagnosing Thyroid Conditions
In addition to a thyroid-specific clinical evaluation, thyroid conditions require specific tests and procedures to confirm diagnosis.

How to Order Your Own Thyroid Self-Tests
Some patients need to be highly involved in their thyroid diagnosis. The following is a look at some of the options, including ZRT, Diagnos-Techs, Biosafe.

Thyroid Patients: How Hormones Affect Weight Loss
Dr. Kent Holtorf discusses hormonal factors that make it harder to lose weight with a thyroid conditions including leptin and insulin resistance.

Finding Thyroid Support and Support Groups Online
Find out about online support groups and listservs for thyroid patients.

Hypothyroid Physician Adrienne Clamp Interview
An interview with Dr. Adrienne Clamp, a conventionally-trained physician who is hypothyroid, and now practices holistic medicine. Dr. Clamp uses integrative and holistic approaches to thyroid, adrenal and hormone balancing treatment. Dr. Clamp practices in the Washington, DC / Maryland / Virginia area. In this interview, she shares her philosophies about thyroid treatment, and being a thyroid patient herself, and how that affects her treatment decisions and patient relationships. Page 2.

4 Thyroid Checklists You Can Take To Your Doctor
Risks and symptoms checklists can help make medical visits more productive. These checklists cover hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism and related issues.

Cold Medicines and Thyroid Patients
A look at why some over-the-counter cough medicines, cold medicines, and decongestant drugs say that thyroid patients should not take them.

Thyroidectomy Side Effects and Complications
This article looks at complications that can occur after thyroid surgery, including hypoparathyroidism, hypocalcemia, and laryngeal nerve damage.

Finding a Qualified Thyroid Surgeon
An experienced thyroid surgeon can reduce your risk of complications, and ensure a better outcome for your health. This article looks at how to find a top thyroid surgeon to perform your thyroidectomy or other thyroid surgery.

Even Slight Shifts in Thyroid TSH Linked to Weight Gain
Research showed a clear connection between thyroid TSH levels and weight. Even slight increases in TSH within range appear to be associated with weight gain.

Do Thyroid Patients Need a Flu Shot?
Should thyroid and autoimmune disease patients get a flu shot -- influenza vaccine? Here are ideas regarding this sometimes controversial question.

Can You Take Thyroid Hormone Replacement Medication While Breastfeeding?
Should you continue taking your prescribed thyroid drugs such as Synthroid while breastfeeding? Learn more about thyroid medications and breastfeeding.

When Thyroid Patients Need to Fight Health Insurance Companies
When a health insurer or insurance company denies coverage or refuses to pay for particular doctors, tests, medications, and treatments, what can you do?

Thyroid Patients: What Type of Doctor Should You See?
Thyroid specialists treat patients with hypothyroidism and Graves Disease. Learn about what type of thyroid doctor could be a good option for you. Page 2.

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Famous Celebrities with Thyroid Problems
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

Breastfeeding and Thyroid Conditions - FAQs
Many women want their new babies to have the health benefits of breastfeeding. But women are also told to be careful about medications and medical treatments while nursing. This FAQ looks at key questions women who are being treated for thyroid disease -- including hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism -- may have, regarding breastfeeding their infants.

Survey: What Are the Worst Symptoms of Thyroid Disease?
What Are The Worst Symptoms of Thyroid Disease? Results of a survey of patients regarding Key Thyroid Symptoms, from Mary Shomon, Thyroid Guide, patient advocate and author of a number of books and guides on thyroid disease and autoimmune disease

Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer: A Rare But Deadly Disease
Information about anaplastic thyroid cancer, a rare but deadly form of thyroid cancer that mainly affects men over the age of 65.

Estrogen, Menopause and Thyroid Disease - the Link
Estrogen and thyroid - what is the connection? Richard and Karilee Shames talk about the thyroid and menopause connection to thyroid disease.

Acute Infectious Thyroiditis Symptoms and Treatment
A look at the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of acute infectious thyroiditis.

Air Travel Tips for Thyroid Patients
While every day, millions of Americans travel via air, most of us may be unaware of some of the health risks involved in flying, and what we can do to avoid them.

Are You Hypothyroid and Your Treatment Isn't Working?
If you're hypothyroid, but you still don't feel well on your treatment, what are your next steps? Here is advice for people with an underactive thyroid.

Help, I'm Hypothyroid and I Still Don't Feel Well - Solutions for when Hypothyroidism Symptoms Won't Go Away, and Thyroid Medications Don't Work
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. Page 2.

Heterophile Antibodies Can Cause False Thyroid Test Results
Heterophile antibodies can cause falsely high or or low TSH thyroid test results, which can result in overdosage or drug-induced hyperthyroidism in some thyroid patients.

Roger Ebert: A Thyroid Cancer Patient to Remember
A remembrance of film critic and thyroid cancer patient Roger Ebert.

Iron Overload: Hemochromatosis and Hypothyroidism
Hemochromatosis -- also known as iron overload disease -- is a disorder that results from excessive iron absorption from food, and is more common in hypothyroidism.

Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis - Procedures and Tests
Learn about how thyroid cancer is diagnosed, including a physical exam, fine needle aspiration biopsy / FNA, other scans and blood tests.

10 Things To Know About Graves' Disease
The 10 Things Your Doctor May Not Have Told You About Graves' Disease, By Elaine Moore

Thyroid Problems Exacerbated by Lithium for Bipolarism
A look at the various thyroid problems that are common side effects of the drug lithium, which is a treatment for bipolar disorder.

How and When to Take Thyroid Hormone Replacement Drugs
Information on how to take your thyroid medication properly, interactions, creative ways to remember your pills and more.

Thyroid Eye Disease - Symptoms and Treatments
Review of Thyroid Eye Disease/Graves' Opthamolopathy symptoms, treatments, info and resources, from your Thyroid Guide, Mary Shomon

Warning: Hot Temperatures May Be Hazardous to Drugs
Find out how to avoid heat-related medication problems, and what to do if your medications - including thyroid drugs - have been affected.

Thyroid Storm: What You Need to Know
Some people with Graves' disease or hyperthyroidism develop a potentially life-threatening condition known as thyroid storm.

Mary Shomon's New Book, Thyroid Diet Revolution, Published
Mary Shomon's New Book, Thyroid Diet Revolution, Published

Some OTC Thyroid Supplements Have Real Thyroid Hormone
Popular Over-the-Counter Thyroid Supplements Contain Actual Thyroid Hormone

Neonatal Graves' Disease: Hyperthyroidism in Newborn Babies
When a woman who has or has had Graves' disease becomes pregnant, her baby is at risk of neonatal Graves disease, a condition of hyperthyroidism in unborn and newborn babies.

Richard Shames, MD: Adrenal Fatigue Is a Real Diagnosis
What you should know about Adrenal Fatigue diagnosis.

Lyme Disease and Mold Exposure: The Link to Thyroid Disease
Lyme Disease and Mold Exposure: The Link to Thyroid Disease

TSH Level of 1 - 5 and Hypothyroidism Undertreatment
TSH 2 - TSH 5...Confused about thyroid TSH levels? Find out the difference between normal and healthy levels of TSH if you suffer thyroid disease.

Why Pregnant Women Need to Insist on a Thyroid Test
The researchers found that compared to universal screening, case-finding carries a greater risk of thyroid-related adverse outcomes in pregnancy.

Images and Photos of Chernobyl and Its Victims
There are thousands of people who have suffered various health problems, including birth defects, as a result of Chernobyl. There are also more than 2,000 abandoned towns and villages in the 150 mile area around the Chernobyl reactor. The following are some of the galleries of images and photograph that features the Chernobyl area, and the victims of the disaster.

People Exposed to Asbestos Show Early Signs of Autoimmunity
Exposure to toxic asbestos may contribute to autoimmunity, potentially laying the groundwork for future autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and

Have a Thyroid Problem? Take the Thyroid Self Test
Take this thyroid self test to answer the question you might be asking yourself - do I have a thyroid problem?

Can Ibuprofen and Aspirin Affect Your Thyroid?
When we have an ache or pain, many of us reach for a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) like aspirin, or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil). But is this safe

Should You Take Your Thyroid Medication Sublingually?
A look at whether using thyroid medications sublingually can help with better absorption.

Newly Diagnosed Thyroid Patients and Their Doctors
You are diagnosed with thyroid disease--what next? Learn positive steps to help yourself move forward when diagnosed with hypothyroidism or other thyroid disease.

Effects of Soy on Thyroid Health
Soy, often promoted as a healthy food, becomes controversial when the subject of the thyroid is involved. Advice on soy use among thyroid patients.

Actress Nia Vardalos Talks Thyroid and Weight Loss
Actress Nia Vardalos has a thyroid condition, but lives life to the fullest. Find out how the award-winning actress has rebalanced her health and life, and how she juggles her Hollywood career, including two new films, along with a healthy diet, exercise, new motherhood, and her thyroid condition.

Advice and Resources Patients Without a 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.

Every Thyroid Patient Doesn't Need an Endocrinologist
Do you need a thyroid specialist? If you are a thyroid patient, find out what kind of doctor might offer the right treatment options for you.

Do You Need a Thyroid Specialist?
Do you need a thyroid specialist? If you are a thyroid patient, find out what kind of thyroid doctor might offer the right thyroid treatment options for you. Page 2.

Winterize Your Thyroid - Tips for Surviving the Cold
Here is how thyoid patients can winterize their thyroid program, to feel better during colder weather and winter temperatures.

Winterize Your Thyroid, 10 Tips For Surviving the Winter Cold
It's that time of year when much of the country is up to its neck in freezing cold weather, and pockets of snow, ice, and cold have taken hold all around the nation. Surviving the cold weather season means it's time to pay attention to some tips that can help you

How Are Autoimmune Diseases Diagnosed and Treated?
Often difficult to diagnose, look at tests used to identify autoimmune diseases, along with some treatments for these chronic conditions.

Highest Fiber Vegetables and Foods: Benefits and Food Lists
High fiber vegetables,fruits and foods, for thyroid patients who want to lose weight, and for those interested in dealing with chronic constipation.

Thyroid and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Learn about the relationship between thyroid disease and carpal tunnel syndrome and associated wrist pain and weakness.

Are You Eating Enough Calories with Hypothyroidism?
Are you eating enough calories to lose weight? For people with hypothyroidism, the answer may surprise you. Use these tips for weight loss.

Why Are So Many People Getting Thyroid Disease?
A look at the frequency, causes and risk factors for thyroid disease. Some risk factors include cigarette smoking and diet. Learn more here.

The Risk Factors for 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.

Thyroid Disease -- Risk Factors for Thyroid Disease
A look at the various factors that increase the risk of developing thyroid disease or thyroid conditions. Page 2.

Why We Changed Our Minds About Water Fluoridation
Drs. Richard and Karilee Shames, experts on thyroid health, share their thoughts on why they changed their minds about fluoridation of water.

Water Fluoridation and Thyroid Disease
Drs. Richard and Karilee Shames, experts on the environment's effect on the thyroid, share their thoughts on why they changed their minds about fluoridation of water. Page 2.

Response to Anthony Weetman's Editorial
Conventional endocrinologist Anthony Weetman says in 2006 issue of Clinical Endocrinology that patients with thyroid symptoms who insist they have a thyroid condition despite so-called

Response to Anthony Weetman's Editorial
Conventional endocrinologist Anthony Weetman says in 2006 issue of Clinical Endocrinology that patients with thyroid symptoms who insist they have a thyroid condition despite so-called

11 Reasons Why Your Thyroid and TSH Levels Fluctuate
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.

When Your Family Member or Friend Has Thyroid Disease
A letter that helps thyroid patients explain to family members or friends what they are going through with their health challenges. Page 2.

When Do Thyroid Patients Need a Second Opinion?
When should you get a second opinion on thyroid disease? Richard and Karilee Shames talk to Mary Shomon about getting the thyroid treatment you need.

When Should Thyroid Patients Get A Second Opinion?
When should you get a second opinion on thyroid disease? Richard and Karilee Shames talk to Mary Shomon about getting the thyroid treatment you need. Page 2.

What if Your Synthroid Doesn't Work? Natural Thyroid Medication
If you're taking Synthroid or another thyroid drug, and you still have troublesome symptoms, you may decide that your drugs aren't working. But that's not necessarily true. Patient advocate Mary Shomon takes a look at the specific questions you should answer before you make any assumptions about your thyroid drugs.

What if Your Synthroid Doesn't Work? Related Autoimmune Disease
If you're taking Synthroid or another thyroid drug, and you still have troublesome symptoms, you may decide that your drugs aren't working. But that's not necessarily true. Patient advocate Mary Shomon takes a look at the specific questions you should answer before you make any assumptions about your thyroid drugs.

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.

Reverse Triiodothyronine - Reverse T3 (RT3)
Understanding Reverse Triiodothyronine - Reverse T3 - thyroid blood tests.

T3/FT3 - Triiodothyronie / Free Triiodothyronine - Thyroid Tests
Understanding Free Triiodothyronine, Free T3 and Total T3 thyroid blood tests.

Thyroglobulin Antibodies, Antithyroidglobulin Antibodies (TgAb)
Understanding Thyroglobulin Antibodies - TgAb - Antithyroglobulin Antibodies - thyroid blood tests

TSH - Thyroid Stimulating Hormone - Thyroid Tests
Understanding thyroid blood tests - TSH, Free T4, Free T3, antibodies, Reverse T3, etc. - what they test for, reference ranges, and what results mean.

T4 - Thyroxine / Free Thyroxine - Free T4
Understanding Free Thyroxine, Free T4 and Total Thyroxine - Total T4, thyroid blood tests.

Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (TPO)
Understanding Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies - TPO / Antithyroid Peroxidase Antibodies Anti-TPO thyroid blood tests

Thyroid Stimulating Immunoglobulins (TSI)
Understanding Thyroid Stimulating Immunoglobulins - TSI - thyroid blood tests

Thyroglobulin (Tg)
Understanding Thyroglobulin - Tg - thyroid blood tests

What Are Some Examples of Autoimmune Diseases?
A look at different autoimmune diseases, including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, Lupus, and Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases.

What Are the Causes of Autoimmune Diseases?
How do we get autoimmune disease? Are they contagious or inherited? Learn about factors that may influence development of autoimmune diseases.

The Thyroid Condition Proven to Cause Weight Gain
Is your thyroid keeping you from losing weight? Researchers show that hypothyroidism can cause excess weight gain. Learn how to shed these stubborn pounds.

Eight Tips to LIve Well Every Day
Live well through simple steps you can take every day. Learn eight easy tips to return health, and reduce worry, each day of your life.

5 Ways to get The Best Thyroid and Health Information
5 ways to use the Internet - whether by computer or smartphone -- to get health and thyroid information.

Don't Let the Health Food Store Clerk Be Your Doctor
It can be risky to take the advice of health food and vitamin store clerks when it comes to supplements for your thyroid disease and related symptoms.

Epidemic Affects U.S. Pigs, Desiccated Thyroid Prices Rise
An epidemic affecting the pig supply in the U.S. caused prices of pork to rise and affecting the the cost of thyroid drugs made from pigs.

Vinegar and Pickles: Weight Loss Solutions?
A great article at Science News online reviewed some of the latest information on the possible role vinegar can play in helping control insulin levels. And

Using Vinpocetine for Cognitive and Memory Problems
Vinpocetine, may help thyroid patients with memory, cognitive and brain fog problems.

Aggressive Suppression of TSH for Thyroid Cancer: No Added Benefits
New research shows that aggressive suppression of TSH after thyroid cancer has no benefits over moderate suppression.

Q&A with Dr. Richard Shames: Hypothyroidism Guidelines
Harvard-trained thyroid expert and integrative physician Richard Shames, MD takes a critical look at the 2014 hypothyroidism guidelines from the American Thyroid Association.

Hypoparathyroidism: Understanding Low Parathyroid Function
Understanding hypoparathyroidism, including the causes and symptoms of an underfunctioning parathyroid, as well as diagnosis and treatments.

Natural Desiccated Thyroid Drugs Deemed Safe Alternative
Researchers found that natural desiccated thyroid drugs like Nature-Throid and Armour are safe alternatives to levothyroxine to treat hypothyroidism.

Understanding the 5 Kinds of Thyroiditis
Thyroiditis refers to disorder involving thyroid inflammation. Learn about postpartum, Riedel's, invasive, Subacute Granulamatous, painless, silent.

Constipation, Bowel Problems, Diarrhea, Irritable Bowel  - 10 Typical Signs That You Have a Thyroid Problem
Bowel problems, including constipation and diarrhea, can be signs that you have a thyroid problem.

Neck Discomfort/Enlargement -- 10 Typical Signs That You Have a Thyroid Problem
Neck discomfort or enlargement can be a sign that you have a thyroid problem. .

Weight Changes - 10 Typical Signs That You Have a Thyroid Problem
Weight changes, including unexpected weight gain, difficulty losing weight, or rapid weight loss, can be signs that you have a thyroid problem.

Depression and Anxiety - 10 Typical Signs That You Have a Thyroid Problem
Depression and anxiety can be signs that you have a thyroid problem.

Cholesterol Issues - 10 Typical Signs That You Have a Thyroid Problem
Cholesterol problems can be a sign that you have a thyroid problem.

Family History - 10 Typical Signs That You Have a Thyroid Problem
A family history of thyroid problems or autoimmune disease can be a risk factor for a thyroid problem.

Menstrual Irregularities and Fertility Problems - 10 Typical Signs That You Have a Thyroid Problem
Menstrual irregularities and fertility problems can be signs that you have a thyroid problem.

Hair/Skin Changes - 10 Typical Signs That You Have a Thyroid Problem
Hair changes, hair loss, and skin problems can be signs that you have a thyroid problem.

10 Typical Signs That You Have a Thyroid Problem
Could you have a thyroid problem? Here are various signs and symptoms that may point to an undiagnosed thyroid condition.

Fatigue - 10 Typical Signs That You Have a Thyroid Problem
Fatigue, despite sufficient sleep, can be a sign that you have a thyroid problem.

Everything to Know About the TSH Thyroid Test
A look at key information about the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone - TSH - test, considered the gold standard by conventional doctors for thyroid diagnosis and management.

My TSH Results Are Normal, But I Still Have Symptoms
Low normal TSH and normal TSH levels are of concern to many people. Learn what TSH 1.5 could mean to you - and what you can do about thyroid symptoms.

Treatment After RAI Helps Prevent Eye Problems
Graves' disease patients who received radioactive iodine treatment need to have thyroid replacement quickly to prevent eye complications.

Men: Are You Struggling With Low Testosterone?
If you're a man in middle age or older, are you feeling tired during the day? Do you notice that spare tire around your middle growing? Is your sex drive

Thyroid Surgery and Thyroidectomy
A comprehensive look at thyroid surgery, known as thyroidectomy, from thyroid patient advocate and bestselling author Mary Shomon,

Thyrotoxicosis / Hyperthyroidism in Pregnancy
A look at thyrotoxicosis and hyperthyroidism - an overactive thyroid - during pregnancy, and official guidelines for diagnosis and treatment.

10 Surprising Tips That Help Thyroid Patients Lose Weight
Losing weight with hypothyroidism can be a challenge. These ten surprising tips can help change a losing battle into success

Thyroid Testing and Diagnosis
How to diagnose a thyroid problem? Learn about thyroid tests, diagnosis and what you can expect during medical evaluation for a thyroid disorder.

Understand Why Doctors Feel Threatened by Knowledgeable Patients
Do you feel doctor's don't care? Why are some doctors so threatened by knowledgeable thyroid patients? Find out how to get a proper thyroid diagnosis and treatment today.

5 Things Thyroid Patients Should Never Say to Their Doctor
Thyroid patients know that communicating with their doctors can sometimes be challenging. Here are 5 things that thyroid patients should avoid saying.

Thyroid Patients: Do You Need T3 To Feel Well?
A look at whether T3 -- the synthetic version of thyroid hormone triiodothyronine - is beneficial for hypothyroidism treatment.

Fatigue Solutions for Thyroid Patients
Fatigue is a common complaint of people who have hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism but a common cause for continuing symptom is often overlooked.

Thyroid Nodules and Thyroid Cancer in Pregnancy
A close look at the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer in pregnancy as well as treating hypothyroidism and RAI treatment.

Thyroid Linked to Chronic Hives, Autoimmune Urticaria
Learn about the connection between chronic hives / chronic urticaria and autoimmune thyroid disease, including Hashimoto's and hypothyroidism.

Thyroid Drugs
A look at thyroid drugs used to treat hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.

Why Isn't Thyroid Disease Front Page News?
Despite 300+ million sufferers worldwide, thyroid disease is isn't getting much media attention. Why? And what could help raise awareness?

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.

Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy Linked to Birth Defects
According to research presented at the 2001 Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, women with thyroid disease are at a higher risk of having infants who have abnormalities affecting the heart, kidney or brain as well as other defects, such as cleft lip and cleft palate, than previously thought.

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.

Positive Thyroid Antibodies - What Do They Really Mean?
The presence of antibodies in Hashimoto's thyroiditis may generate hyperthyroid or hypothyroid symptoms, even when thyroid tests are normal.

Thyroid Patients: How Hormones Affect Weight Loss
Dr. Kent Holtorf discusses hormonal factors that make it harder to lose weight with a thyroid conditions including leptin and insulin resistance. Page 2.

Personal Thyroid Stories from Readers
Thyroid disease effects people from all walks of life. Read personal stories about thyroid challenges and how people dealt with their diagnosis and options.

Thyroid Success Story, Feeling Alive After 30 Years
Read the thyroid success story of Victoria, who spent 30 years being undertreated for hypothyroidism and finally found theh right treatment.

Should You Take Your Thyroid Medicine Once a Week?
Should You Take Your Thyroid Medicine Once a Week? What does this mean for you?

Enlarged Thyroid--the Causes and History of Goiter
An enlarged thyroid can result from several thyroid conditions. Find out about nodules, and the history of thyroid goiter around the world.

Thyroid Imaging Tests: Diagnosis and Disease Management
Diagnosing thyroid disease is a process that incorporates numerous factors, including clinical evaluation, blood tests, imaging tests and biopsies. .

Mistakes You May Be Making with Your Thyroid Medication
13 common mistakes patients make when taking thyroid medication for an underactive thyroid / hypothyroidism.

Diagnosing Thyroid Disease With 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.

Thyroid Patients: 5 Reasons Why We Should Give Thanks
A look at five key reasons thyroid patients should give thanks, including social media, medication options, avoiding surgery, optimal treatment, and finding our voice.

10 Things to Know About Thyroid Doctors
A look at ten things to know about thyroid doctors, endocrinologists, and practitioners who provide care for thyroid patients.

Thyroid Hormone Replacement Drugs - How to Take Them
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.

Troubleshooting Your Thyroid Hormone Replacement Drug Treatment
When thyroid hormone treament isn't working, here are factors to consider: overmedication, undertreatment, problems with generics drugs, or potency.

Study Says Thyroid Drug May Increase Lung Cancer Risk
Italian Study Says Levothyroxine May Increase the Risk for Lung Cancer.

Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy: Introduction
To address the impact of thyroid disease on pregnancy, postpartum, fetal and newborn health, clinical guidelines for the management of thyroid problems in pregnancy were published, and as of 2013 are current.

Measuring Hypothyroidism During Pregnancy Guidelines
To address the impact of thyroid disease on pregnancy, postpartum, fetal and newborn health, clinical guidelines for the management of thyroid problems in pregnancy and during the postpartum period were published in late 2011. Patient advocate Mary Shomon has summarized the key components of the guidelines, which have important implications for women who develop thyroid disease during or after pregnancy, or who have a diagnosed thyroid condition prior to becoming pregnant.

Hyperthyroidism and Pregnancy: Guidelines
To address the impact of thyroid disease on pregnancy, postpartum, fetal and newborn health, clinical guidelines for the management of thyroid problems in pregnancy and during the postpartum period were published in late 2011. Patient advocate Mary Shomon has summarized the key components of the guidelines, which have important implications for women who develop thyroid disease during or after pregnancy, or who have a diagnosed thyroid condition prior to becoming pregnant. Page 3.

Antibodies, Graves' Disease and the Newborn: Guidelines - 2011 American Thyroid Association
To address the impact of thyroid disease on pregnancy, postpartum, fetal and newborn health, clinical guidelines for the management of thyroid problems in pregnancy and during the postpartum period were published in late 2011. Patient advocate Mary Shomon has summarized the key components of the guidelines, which have important implications for women who develop thyroid disease during or after pregnancy, or who have a diagnosed thyroid condition prior to becoming pregnant.

Severe Morning Sickness and Hyperthyroidism in Pregnancy: Guidelines - 2011 American Thyroid Association
To address the impact of thyroid disease on pregnancy, postpartum, fetal and newborn health, clinical guidelines for the management of thyroid problems in pregnancy and during the postpartum period were published in August of 2007. Patient advocate Mary Shomon has summarized the key components of the guidelines, which have important implications for women who develop thyroid disease during or after pregnancy, or who have a diagnosed thyroid condition prior to becoming pregnant.

Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy: Treatment Guidelines
To address the impact of thyroid disease on pregnancy, postpartum, fetal and newborn health, clinical guidelines for the management of thyroid problems in pregnancy and during the postpartum period were published in late 2011. Patient advocate Mary Shomon has summarized the key components of the guidelines, which have important implications for women who develop thyroid disease during or after pregnancy, or who have a diagnosed thyroid condition prior to becoming pregnant.

Postpartum Thyroid Problems: Guidelines -- Thyroid Problems in Women After Childbirth- 2011 American Thyroid Association
To address the impact of thyroid disease on pregnancy, postpartum, fetal and newborn health, clinical guidelines for the management of thyroid problems in pregnancy and during the postpartum period were published in late 2011. Patient advocate Mary Shomon has summarized the key components of the guidelines, which have important implications for women who develop thyroid disease during or after pregnancy, or who have a diagnosed thyroid condition prior to becoming pregnant.

Screening for Thyroid Dysfunction in Pregnant Women: Guidelines- 2011 American Thyroid Association
To address the impact of thyroid disease on pregnancy, postpartum, fetal and newborn health, clinical guidelines for the management of thyroid problems in pregnancy and during the postpartum period were published in late 2011. Patient advocate Mary Shomon has summarized the key components of the guidelines, which have important implications for women who develop thyroid disease during or after pregnancy, or who have a diagnosed thyroid condition prior to becoming pregnant.

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Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month Graphic Memes to Share
September is Thyroid Awareness Month. Use these graphic memes and infographics to promote awareness of on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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Latest Thyroid News, Information, & Research
Thyroid Blog from patient advocate Mary Shomon, featuring the latest thyroid news, research, links, and information.

The Role of Reverse T3 Testing in Thyroid Treatment
What about reverse T3? A look at the controversial role of measuring Reverse T3 and its potential role in optimizing thyroid treatment for hypothyroidism.

The Role of Chiropractors in Thyroid Management
Dr. Datis Kharrazian, a nutritionally-oriented chiropractor, explains his chiropractic approach to thyroid diagnosis and treatment.

The Role of Chiropractors in Thyroid Management
Dr. Datis Kharrazian, a nutritionally-oriented chiropractor, explains his chiropractic approach to thyroid diagnosis and treatment. Page 2.

The Role of Chiropractors in Thyroid Management
Dr. Datis Kharrazian, a nutritionally-oriented chiropractor, explains his chiropractic approach to thyroid diagnosis and treatment. Page 3.

Treating Hypothyroidism Including Using T3 Therapy
Endocrinologist and thyroid specialist Dr. Theodore Friedman shares his thoughts about optimal hypothyroidism treatment in this email interview.

Optimal Treatment for Hypothyroidism - Dr. Robban Sica
Leading hormone expert and thyroid practitioner Dr. Robban Sica shares her thoughts about optimal hypothyroidism treatment.

The Latest Thyroid News, Links and Articles
A look at current research, articles, links, and media opportunities for thyroid patients, summer 2014.

The Link Between MTHFR Gene Mutations and Thyroid Health
MTHFR gene mutations and polymorphisms explored, with Dr. Ben Lynch, expert on methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, and founder of MTHFR.net. Page 2.

The Link Between MTHFR Gene Mutations and Disease
MTHFR Gene Mutations and Polymorphisms Explored, Including the Link to Thyroid Health, with Dr. Ben Lynch, expert on methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, and founder of MTHFR.net

The Key Types of Thyroiditis
Learn about the various types of thyroiditis and inflammatory conditions of the thyroid as well as treatment options available for thyroiditis.

Iodine Intake and Effect on Thyroid Problems
Iodine supplementation and iodization of salt are controversial issues. Too little iodine is a health danger, but now researchers have found that too much iodine can also have a negative impact on thyroid health. Find out more from thyroid patient advocate Mary Shomon.

The Grapefruit Diet Makes a Comeback
For decades, it was considered a fad, but recent studies suggest that the grapefruit diet is more than a myth and fad.

Is Your Endocrinologist Under Drug Company Influence?
Are endocrinologists with financial ties to drug companies unduly influenced by those companies? Explore the issue of pharmaceutical company influence.

Coritsol and Weight Loss (CortiSlim Effects)
Explore the controversy over this product, and the issue of cortisol and its role in your ability to lose weight and diet successfully.

The Cortisol-Weight Loss Controversy
We know that chronic stress may contribute to weight gain, but is elevated cortisol the culprit? Makers of the CortiSlim say it is, and encourage you to buy their costly weight loss supplement. Explore the controversy over this product, and the issue of cortisol and its role in your ability to lose weight and diet successfully. Page 2.

The Cortisol-Weight Loss Controversy: Will CortiSlim Help You Lose Weight?
We know that chronic stress may contribute to weight gain, but is elevated cortisol the culprit? Makers of the CortiSlim say it is, and encourage you to buy their costly weight loss supplement. Explore the controversy over this product, and the issue of cortisol and its role in your ability to lose weight and diet successfully. Page 3.

The Connection Between Thyroid Disease and Smoking
Smoking is terrible for your body. If you smoke, you must quit. Smoking is really bad for your thyroid and can make symptoms of thyroid disease worse.

Should All Thyroid Patients Take Iodine?
Examining the veracity of the blanket claim that all thyroid patients should take iodine. Remember not all the medical advice you hear is accurate.

Q&A With Integrative Physician Dr. David Borenstein
A question and answer with David Borenstein, M.D., a New York City-based integrative physician in private practice treating thyroid disease.

An Interview With David Borenstein, MD
A question-and-answer interview with David Borenstein, M.D., a New York City-based integrative physician in private practice. He specializes in thyroid disease, autoimmune disease, hormone balance, rehabilitative medicine and hypothyroidism treatment. Page 2.

Infertility and Thyroid Disease
A look at the relationship between thyroid disease and infertility, as well as the success of assisted reproduction treatments.

Ted Friedman, MD on Hypothyroidism
Dr. Ted Friedman explains his approach to diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism.

How We Talk About Our Thyroid Disease and Health
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.

Synthroid Can Cause Allergic Reactions and Sensitivities
The ingredients acacia and lactose in Synthroid, used to treat thyroid problems, may cause allergic reactions and sensitivities in some patients.

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism
A comprehensive look at thyroid disease symptoms, including symptoms of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

Suspect Salads: Lettuce May Be Toxic To Your Thyroid!
Learn about contaminated foods that affect thyroid health. By-products of rocket fuel and fireworks could interfere with thyroid function.

Hypothyroidism and Iron: Anemia and Hemochromatosis
A look at the relationship between hypothyroidism and iron levels, and conditions such as anemia and hemachromatosis.

First Trimester Hypothyroid Women Need Extra Levothyroxine
Hypothyroid women in the first trimester of pregnancy need two extra doses of levothyroxine per week to protect thyroid function and pregnancy.

Optimal Hypothyroidism Treatment - Dr. Ron Manzanero
Hormone expert and thyroid practitioner Dr. Ron Manzanero discusses the meaning of TSH levels and his thoughts on optimal hypothyroidism treatment.

Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's Disease and Pregnancy
A look at diagnosing and treating hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's disease in pregnancy, based on guidelines from the American Thyroid Association.

Hyperthyroidism Risks/Symptoms Checklist
Use this checklist of the risks and symptoms of hyperthyroidism, or Graves' disease, to facilitate a dialogue with your doctor.

Hyperthyroidism and Graves' Disease During Pregnancy
Hyperthyroidism -- an excess of thyroid hormone -- can occur during pregnancy and poses significant risks to both fetus and mother.

Overactive Thyroid and Pregnancy--What are the Issues?
Having an overactive thyroid during pregnancy can pose problems. Learn needed information about being pregnant with hyperthyroidism or Graves' Disease.

3 Ways to Treat Hyperthyroidism
Treating Graves' disease and hyperthyroidism -- an overactive thyroid -- typically involves three different approaches: drug treatment with antithyroid drugs like methimazole / Tapazole, or propylthiouracil / PTU, ablation of the thyroid gland with Radioactive Iodine (known as RAI) and surgery to remove all or part of the thyroid. This article reviews those three key approaches to treat hyperthyroidism and Graves' disease.

Hypothyroidism Drugs: Treating an Underactive Thyroid
A look at the different prescription medications used for thyroid hormone replacement, the drug treatment for hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid.

How To Get Your Doctor to Listen
It's a challenge to get doctors to listen, but doctors who listen provide better care. Here are some tips on how to work with your physicians.

Can South American Herbs Help Treat Autoimmune Disease?
A look at South American herbs and autoimmune disease, featuring Dr. Viana Muller of Whole World Botanicals. Read this Q&A for answers.

What To Do Every Time You Get a Prescription Filled
Medication errors do occur. Here are six easy tasks you should do every time you get a prescription for any medication filled to ensure your safety.

How Thyroid Patients Can Treat Hair Loss
Hair loss is a common side effect of thyroid disorders. Find out more about how thyroid and other hormonal imbalance patients can combat hair loss.

Should Thyroid Patients Self-Medicate? An Editorial
Should Thyroid Patients Self-Medicate? Mary Shomon's advocacy perspective on whether patients should bypass their doctors.

Seniors and Thyroid Treatment: The Controversies
Mary Shomon takes a look at a study published in October 2006 that looked at whether people over 65 with borderline thyroid problems are more likely to suffer have depression, anxiety, and problems with memory or thinking than people with normal thyroid function.

Seven Secrets to Help Thyroid Patients Lose Weight
Help jumpstart your weight loss efforts with these seven thyroid diet secrets. Learn about exercise, fiber, water, and more.

One of Seven Thyroid Diet Secrets for Patients
If there's only one exercise thyroid patients should do to help lose weight, which one is it? A look at weight loss and diet help for thyroid patients, including people with hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Graves' disease, Hashimoto's disease, thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, and other thyroid conditions.

Water and Fiber: One of Seven Thyroid Diet Secrets
How important are water and fiber to thyroid patients who want to lose weight? A look at weight loss and diet help for thyroid patients, including people with hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Graves' disease, Hashimoto's disease, thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, and other thyroid conditions. Page 7.

The Little-Known Secret About Coffee and Your Thyroid
A look at the effects of coffee on the absorption of thyroid hormone replacement medications, like levothyroxine, used to treat hypothyroidism.

Oprah Stopped Thyroid Treatments but Should You?
Should women with thyroid conditions stop taking thyroid medication, as Oprah Winfrey reportedly has done? Dr. Marie Savard has some thoughts.

Doctor Says Bernie Sanders Treated for Low Thyroid
Democractic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders released his medical records, which showed that he is being treated for hypothyroidism.

Why Herbal Product Ephedra Is Really Bad for You
Ephedra is a powerful herbal stimulant the sale of which was banned by the FDA in 2004. Ephedra can cause heart attack, stroke, psychosis and more.

Why Did Sara Rosenthal Attack Thyroid Advocacy and Patients?
M. Sara Rosenthal - a bioethicist - wrote a controversial study saying information thyroid patients get online furthers misinformation.

Why Did Sara Rosenthal Attack Thyroid Advocacy and Patients?
M. Sara Rosenthal - a bioethicist - wrote a controversial study saying information thyroid patients get online furthers misinformation. Page 2.

Soccer Great Ronaldo Battles Hypothyroidism
Famed Brazilian footballer Ronaldo decides to retire due to injuries and hypothyroidism. Find out more about hypothyroidism and its treatment here.

Riedel's, Fibrous, or Invasive Thyroiditis
Among the category of types of thyroiditis -- thyroid inflammation -- is a form known as Riedel's Thyroiditis, fibrous thyroiditis, and invasive thyroiditis. This article looks at signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of this form of thyroiditis.

Tips for Thyroid Patients to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
Keeping a food journal is one of 11 tips and ideas from the Thyroid Guide and thyroid patient advocate Mary Shomon to help thyroid patients avoid gaining weight, maintain weight loss, continue a successful diet, get enough rest, find time to exercise, and stay healthy during the holiday season.

Reduce Stress, 1 of 11 Healthy Holiday Secrets for Thyroid Patients
Reduce stress, one of 11 tips and ideas to help thyroid patients avoid gaining weight, maintain weight loss and stay healthy during the holiday season.

Don't Skimp on Sleep, 1 of 11 Healthy Holiday Secrets for Thyroid Patients
Don't skimp on sleep, 1 of 11 tips and ideas from About.com Thyroid Guide and thyroid patient advocate Mary Shomon to help thyroid patients avoid gaining weight, maintain weight loss, continue a successful diet, get enough rest, find time to exercise, and stay healthy during the holiday season.

Fruits and Vegetables Help Thyroid Patients Avoid Weight Gain
5 a Day Fruits and Vegetables is one of 11 tips and ideas from About.com Thyroid Guide and thyroid patient advocate Mary Shomon to help thyroid patients avoid gaining weight, maintain weight loss, continue a successful diet, get enough rest, find time to exercise, and stay healthy during the holiday season. Page 2.

Limiting Indulgences is One of 11 Healthy Holiday Secrets for Thyroid Patients to Help Avoid Weight Gain During the Holiday Season
Limiting Indulgences is One of 11 tips and ideas from About.com Thyroid Guide and thyroid patient advocate Mary Shomon to help thyroid patients avoid gaining weight, maintain weight loss, continue a successful diet, get enough rest, find time to exercise, and stay healthy during the holiday season.

Exercise, one of 11 Healthy Holiday Secrets for Thyroid Patients to Help Avoid Weight Gain, And Find Time to Exercise During the Holiday Season
Exercise, one of 11 tips and ideas from About.com Thyroid Guide and thyroid patient advocate Mary Shomon to help thyroid patients avoid gaining weight, maintain weight loss, continue a successful diet, get enough rest, find time to exercise, and stay healthy during the holiday season.

Making a plan, 1 of 11 Healthy Holiday Secrets for Thyroid Patients: How To Avoid Weight Gain, And Find Time to Exercise During the Holiday Season
Making a plan, one of 11 tips and ideas from About.com Thyroid Guide and thyroid patient advocate Mary Shomon to help thyroid patients avoid gaining weight, maintain weight loss, continue a successful diet, get enough rest, find time to exercise, and stay healthy during the holiday season.

Eat Healthy at Parties, One of 11 Healthy Holiday Secrets for Thyroid Patients: How To Avoid Weight Gain, And Exercise During the Holiday Season
Eat Healthy at Parties, one of 11 tips and ideas from About.com Thyroid Guide and thyroid patient advocate Mary Shomon to help thyroid patients avoid gaining weight, maintain weight loss, continue a successful diet, get enough rest, find time to exercise, and stay healthy during the holiday season.

Avoid Office Snacking, one of 11 Healthy Holiday Secrets for Thyroid Patients: How To Avoid Weight Gain, And Exercise During the Holiday Season
Avoid Office Snacking, one of 11 tips and ideas from About.com Thyroid Guide and thyroid patient advocate Mary Shomon to help thyroid patients avoid gaining weight, maintain weight loss, continue a successful diet, get enough rest, find time to exercise, and stay healthy during the holiday season.

Watch Alcoholic Drinks, one of 11 Healthy Holiday Secrets for Thyroid Patients
Watch Alcoholic Drinks and coffee drinks, one of 11 tips and ideas to help thyroid patients avoid gaining weight, maintain weight loss and stay healthy during the holiday season.

Low Carb Diets 101: A Guide to the Popular Low-Carb Diet Books and Plans
An overview of the most popular low-carbohydrate diets of general interest, and of interest to thyroid patients, including The Thyroid Diet, Atkins, South Beach, Fat Flush, The Zone, Protein Power, and the Hamptons Diet, as well as information on Ediets and Weight Watchers. From thyroid patient advocate and Thyroid Diet author Mary Shomon.

Low Carb Diet Books and Plans for Thyroid Health
An overview of the most popular low-carbohydrate diets of general interest, and of interest to thyroid patients, including The Thyroid Diet, Atkins, South Beach, Fat Flush, The Zone, Protein Power, and the Hamptons Diet, as well as information on Ediets and Weight Watchers. From thyroid patient advocate and Thyroid Diet author Mary Shomon. Page 2.

A Guide to Popular Low-Carb Diet Books and Plans
An overview of the most popular low-carbohydrate diets of general interest, and of interest to thyroid patients, including The Thyroid Diet, Atkins, South Beach, Fat Flush, The Zone, Protein Power, and the Hamptons Diet, as well as information on Ediets and Weight Watchers. From thyroid patient advocate and Thyroid Diet author Mary Shomon. Page 3.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Graves' Disease During Pregnancy
A look at the diagnosis and treatment of Graves' disease during pregnancy, based on the 2011 Guidelines of the American Thyroid Association.

Government Reduces Recommended Fluoride Levels in Water
US government recommends lowered levels of fluoride in water, but opponents still point to health concerns, including thyroid disease.