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What are the signs of not eating enough?

What are the signs of not eating enough?

Typical signs that you’re not eating enough can include feeling tired, getting ill more often, hair loss, or skin problems. While obesity and related conditions are on the rise, the dangers of undereating are relatively overlooked. Undereating can have a range of adverse effects on a person’s health and wellbeing. In this article, we look […]

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Thyroid Nodule Surgery – Tipper’s Thyroid

Thyroid Nodule Surgery – Tipper’s Thyroid

DOCTOR’S VIEWS ARCHIVE San Francisco (Dec. 28) – Tipper Gore, the wife of Vice President Al Gore, had surgery today to remove a nodule that was discovered recently in her thyroid gland. The purpose of the surgery was to determine if it is cancerous. To learn more about the important problem of thyroid nodules, please […]

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Thyroid and Iodine – Part 1

Thyroid and Iodine – Part 1

DOCTOR’S VIEW ARCHIVE Medical Author: Ruchi Mathur, M.D.Medical Editor: William C. Shiel, Jr., MD, FACP, FACR Many of my patients ask questions or make comments about iodine use in thyroid disease. Examples are: ” Should I increase the iodine in my diet if I’m hypothyroid?” “My mother had hyperthyroidism, and they told her it was […]

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Thyroid and Iodine – Part 2

Thyroid and Iodine – Part 2

Medical Author: Ruchi Mathur, M.D.Medical Editor: William C. Shiel, Jr., MD, FACP, FACR Part 1 of this article focused on the mechanisms of iodine and iodide as related to thyroid hormone production. We outlined the amount of iodine needed for normal thyroid function and we discussed the availability and consumption of iodine throughout the world. […]

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Sub-Clinical Hypothyroidism – To Treat or Not ?

Sub-Clinical Hypothyroidism – To Treat or Not ?

Medical Author: Ruchi Mathur, M.D.Medical Editor: William C. Shiel, Jr., MD, FACP, FACR In my office last week, I saw a woman who was referred to me by a colleague. The patient was in good health, 48 years old and had no prior medical history of significance except an uncomplicated pregnancy and gallbladder surgery years […]

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Screening for Thyroid Disease?

Screening for Thyroid Disease?

DOCTOR’S VIEW ARCHIVE Medical Authors and Editors: Barbara K. Hecht, Ph.D. and Frederick Hecht, M.D. Should everyone have a thyroid test? “Yes” says the American Thyroid Association (ATA). It recommends measuring thyroid function in all adults beginning at age 35 with follow-up testing every five years. “No” says a new report from the U.S. Preventive […]

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Thyroid: Questions To Ask Your Doctor

Thyroid: Questions To Ask Your Doctor

Note: We recommend you use this page as a reference for your consultation with your doctor. Medical Reviewing Editor: Ruchi Mathur, MD 1. Are my symptoms consistent with thyroid disease? 2. Could my symptoms be the result of anything else? 3. What investigations do I need to have performed to make a diagnosis? 4. How […]

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Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy – Tricks of the Trade

Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy – Tricks of the Trade

Medical Author: Ruchi Mathur, M.D.Medical Editor: William C. Shiel, Jr., MD, FACP, FACR Thyroid abnormalities are common and I see many patients with thyroid disease. A large number of these patients suffer from a form of hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone blood levels) that requires thyroid hormone as replacement therapy. As an endocrinologist (hormone specialist), therefore, […]

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Thyroid Cancer Survivors at Risk for Heart Disease

Thyroid Cancer Survivors at Risk for Heart Disease

Latest Thyroid News TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Men and women who survive thyroid cancer have a sharply increased risk for heart disease, a new study finds. And researchers say males and overweight survivors are particularly at risk. “Our study found that male thyroid cancer survivors have an almost 50 percent higher risk […]