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Look for Early Signs of Thyroid Cancer, Experts Urge

Look for Early Signs of Thyroid Cancer, Experts Urge

Latest Thyroid News SATURDAY, Sept. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Cases of thyroid cancer are on the rise in the United States, and experts want you to know how people at high risk for the disease can detect it early. According to the American Cancer Society, 54,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the United […]

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Health Tip: Differing Thyroid Tests

Health Tip: Differing Thyroid Tests

(HealthDay News) — The thyroid is an endocrine gland that makes hormones and helps regulate bodily activities, such as how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats. Latest Thyroid News Doctors may suggest a thyroid test if they suspect the gland is overactive (hyperthyroidism) or underactive (hypothyroidism). The U.S. National Library of […]

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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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Why Are Doctors Removing Too Many Thyroids?

Why Are Doctors Removing Too Many Thyroids?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Thyroid News WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — More Americans than ever are being diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and most are having the entire gland removed in response. But that is an overreaction to a cancer that likely will not kill most people who are diagnosed with it, two […]

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Thyroid Disorders Symptoms and Signs

Thyroid Disorders Symptoms and Signs

What is thyroid disease (definition)? Thyroid disease is common. Thyroid disease can result from conditions that cause over-or under-function of the thyroid gland. When the gland produces too much thyroid hormone, the condition is known as hyperthyroidism. When the gland does not function sufficiently, there is too little thyroid hormone produced (hypothyroidism). In addition to […]

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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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What is refeeding?

What is refeeding?

Refeeding syndrome can develop when someone who is malnourished begins to eat again. The syndrome occurs because of the reintroduction of glucose, or sugar. As the body digests and metabolizes food again, this can cause sudden shifts in the balance of electrolytes and fluids. These shifts can cause severe complications, and the syndrome can be […]

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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 […]