11 signs of thyroid problems that women should know

(Leslie Goldman/ Woman’s Day) — Lisa Haber, now 41, struggled with weight issues, fatigue, and dry skin as a teenager. She visited an endocrinologist, who said her thyroid was not to blame. But in 2013, when she was 37 and trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant, she went to her internist and had her thyroid retested. She found out that it […]

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Hyperthyroidism: foods to eat and avoid

(Shannon Johnson/ Medical News Today) — A person’s diet can have an effect on the symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Some foods can improve the condition, while others can make symptoms worse or interfere with medications. Hyperthyroidism, a type of thyrotoxicosis, is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. Some people refer […]

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Hypothyroidism: when to see an endocrinologist

(Beth W. Orenstein/ Everyday Health) — Most people with hypothyroidism take synthetic thyroid hormone replacement medication to make up for what the body isn’t producing. Usually a primary care doctor can manage this condition, which is common and affects nearly five percent of Americans age 12 and older, according to the National Institute of Diabetes […]

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Women’s Wellness: Pregnancy and thyroid disorders

(Cynthia Weiss/ Mayo Clinic) — It is estimated that more than 20 million Americans take some form of thyroid hormone replacement for thyroid disease. The thyroid – a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the throat – controls the metabolism of many of the body’s systems. An underactive thyroid can cause a number of health […]

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Iodine Rx for thyroid raises cancer risk: study

(Robert Preidt/ HealthDay) — Patients who receive radioactive iodine treatment for an overactive thyroid have an increased long-term risk of cancer death, new research finds. The study couldn’t prove cause-and-effect, but “we identified a clear dose-response relationship between this widely used treatment and long-term risk of death from solid cancer, including breast cancer, in the […]

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What is hyperparathyroidism?

(WebMD) — Your body needs calcium from head to toe. But there are times when your body can have so much calcium that it’s not good for you. A condition called hyperparathyroidism can cause such a situation to happen, where your levels of calcium in your blood and tissues are too high. And it has […]

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12 signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism

(Jayne Leonard/ Medical News Today) — Hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid, is when the thyroid gland produces too few hormones. Low levels of thyroid hormones can cause a wide range of signs and symptoms from changes in mental functioning to digestive issues. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits in front of the neck. […]

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