Category «Thyroid»

Should pregnant women always be treated for underactive thyroid?

Many women may be affected by an underactive thyroid gland, but new research suggests that treating it in pregnancy comes with benefits and potential harm. “Our findings lead us to believe that overtreatment could be possible,” study co-author and Mayo Clinic endocrinologist Juan Brito Campana said in a Mayo news release. Campana and his colleagues …

Stimulate The Thyroid To Burn Fat And Activate Metabolism.

An old man came in one day for a routine check at the doctor Erika Schwartz. She read the medical history, verified medicines that the old man took and asked him a few questions related to symptoms. Finally, she asked him to contact the cardiologist in order to change him medication. The man was overweight, …

Too many young children get too much perchlorate from food

On January 9, we described a new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report showing that perchlorate exposure to infants and toddlers increased 34% and 23% respectively between the years around 2005 and 2010. Young children were the most exposed age groups. FDA compared the exposure to a “safe dose” established in 2005 and saw no …

Young Thyroid Cancer Survivors: Increased Risk of Heart Disease, Osteoporosis

Thyroid cancer survivors diagnosed prior to age 40 have an increased risk of developing diseases associated with aging. Thyroid cancer survivors diagnosed prior to age 40 have an increased risk of developing diseases associated with aging such as heart disease, hypertension, and osteoporosis, according to a study being presented at the 2017 Cancer Survivorship Symposium.1 …

Thyroid Awareness Month promotes for those to check your neck

47 ABC – January is Thyroid Awareness Month and the goal is to raise public awareness for those who may have thyroid conditions. About 59 million Americans are linked to thyroid diseases and even cancers. 47 ABC spoke to a PRMC endocrinologist who says there are proactive steps to prevent thyroid cancers or diseases. The …

Fibromyalgia and Thyroid Dysfunction

Since thyroid problems can co-exist with and/or sometimes mimic fibromyalgia, let’s explore thyroid dysfunction in people with fibromyalgia. Is it fibro or thyroid dysfunction? What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia and hypothyroidism? Primary symptoms of fibromyalgia: Body-wide pain and tenderness Cognitive problems Fatigue Non-restorative sleep Other symptoms or commonly occuring disorders according to the National …

Hoping to raise awareness of thyroid issues

Maxene Mathias was dripping with sweat, her heart and pulse racing. Terrified, she took a taxi to the hospital where her condition was given a name: thyroid storm. The 28-year-old had only learnt she had hyperthyroidism days earlier. Lying in a bed at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, it felt like she was fighting for …

Canadian Scientists Move Thyroid from the Neck to the Forearm

All eyes are on Canada. Oncologists, surgeons, and scientists around the world are watching based on the results of a new study published in International Oncology based on the work of doctors at the University of Alberta. Doctors at the University of Alberta Hospital have removed patients’ thyroids from their necks and repositioned them in …