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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (Symptoms, Diet, Treatments, Pregnancy)

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (Symptoms, Diet, Treatments, Pregnancy)

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis definition and facts Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis) is an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation of the thyroid gland. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common cause of hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone levels in the blood) in the United States. Symptoms of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis are the same as hypothyroidism, and include Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is […]

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Graves’ Disease (Symptoms, Causes, Diet, Treatment Options)

Graves’ Disease (Symptoms, Causes, Diet, Treatment Options)

Graves’ disease definition facts written by Dr. Davis* Graves’ disease is a thyroid condition that results from abnormal stimulation of the thyroid gland by a material in the blood referred to as thyroid stimulating immunoglobins (TSIs) that bind to and activate thyrotropin receptors. Graves’ disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism in the US. […]

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TV Host Wendy Williams Has Grave’s Disease

TV Host Wendy Williams Has Grave’s Disease

Wendy Williams is taking three weeks off from her TV show after being diagnosed with Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism. Latest Thyroid News She made the announcement on her show Wednesday, CBS News reported. Graves’ disease is “an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones,” according to the Mayo Clinic. Weight loss, […]

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Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid Disorders

What are thyroid disorders? Thyroid disorders are conditions that affect the thyroid gland, a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck. The thyroid has important roles to regulate numerous metabolic processes throughout the body. Different types of thyroid disorders affect either its structure or function. The thyroid gland is located below the Adam’s apple […]

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Thyroid Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ

Thyroid Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ

Where is the thyroid gland located? The thyroid gland is located below the Adam’s apple in the lower part of the neck and wraps around the windpipe (trachea). The thyroid gland has the shape of a butterfly. The two lobes or “wings” are attached to one another by the middle portion, called the isthmus. At […]

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Thyroid Problems May Make Things Worse for Dialysis Patients

Thyroid Problems May Make Things Worse for Dialysis Patients

Latest Thyroid News THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Poor thyroid function may diminish kidney dialysis patients’ health and quality of life, a new study suggests. Hypothyroidism — a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone — is common in dialysis patients, but how it affects them has been […]

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Know the Signs of Thyroid Trouble

Know the Signs of Thyroid Trouble

By Joan McCluskyHealthDay Reporter Latest Thyroid News WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — When your thyroid isn’t working properly, it can cause a lot of problems. It’s important to understand what your thyroid does and to be aware of signs that can signal a health issue. The thyroid is a small gland located near […]

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methimazole, Tapazole

methimazole, Tapazole

What is methimazole, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Methimazole is used to treat an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism). Grave’s disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. Grave’s disease is an autoimmune disease resulting from antibodies that attach to receptors on thyroid hormone-producing cells in the thyroid gland and trigger overproduction of […]

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Household Flame Retardants Tied to Thyroid Cancer Risk

Household Flame Retardants Tied to Thyroid Cancer Risk

Latest Thyroid News TUESDAY, April 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Flame retardants used in many home furnishings may boost the risk for thyroid cancer, researchers report. “Thyroid cancer is the fastest increasing cancer in the U.S., with most of the increase in new cases being papillary thyroid cancer,” said study lead investigator Dr. Julie Ann […]

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High Thyroid Hormone Levels Tied to Stiffer Arteries

High Thyroid Hormone Levels Tied to Stiffer Arteries

Latest Thyroid News TUESDAY, April 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Middle-aged and older folks with elevated levels of a thyroid hormone may face a higher risk of developing hardened blood vessels, a new Dutch study suggests. Hardened blood vessels (atherosclerosis) develop when plaque builds up on blood vessel walls. This condition is a risk factor […]