All Hypothyroidism Articles

Levothyroxine—Is Morning Still the Best Time to Take It?
If you have hypothyroid, the timing of your levothyroxine will make all the difference between good absorption and not getting the full dosage.
Treatment with levothyroxine for people with hypothyroid must be timed to avoid milk.
5 Things to Do If Your Thyroid Hormone Medication Isn't Working
If you're still feeling depressed, tired and the scale won't budge, you'd be surprised how these small tweaks can get your TSH levels normalized.
Hypothyroid and feel like your levothyroxine isn't helping your fatigue, depression or weight gain? Here are 5 tips that could be just what you needed to start feeling--and looking--better fast.
What You Need to Know About Hypothyroidism Extract Medications
Lots of hype, plenty of unanswered questions surround these prescription drugs for hypothyroidism
Treating hypothyroidism with thyroid extract medications made from dried and powdered pig thyroid glands, including Armour, NP Thyroid, Nature-Thyroid and WP Thyroid are making a comeback. But are they safe? Here's what you need to know before using.
3 Reasons You May NOT Need Thyroid Hormone
Fatigued? Gaining weight? Feeling depressed? Low thyroid? Get the facts before you take a drug you may not need.
Treating your subclinical hypothyroidism with levothyroxine might not be doing you any good. Don't make these medication mistakes.
6 Thyroid Medication Mistakes You Don't Want to Make
Plus, how to get the absolute most out of your thyroid meds
Thyroids meds not working? These 6 common medication mistakes can really mess with your thyroid medication.
5 Surprising Facts about “Low Thyroid” in Children and Teens
What parents should know about hypothyroidism
More kids and teens than ever seem to have hypothyroidism – a damaged or sluggish thyroid gland that doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone – says pediatric endocrinologist Andrew J. Bauer, MD, medical director of The Thyroid Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Hypothyroidism in Children
Hypothyroidism is the most common kind of thyroid disorder in children. It occurs when the thyroid gland is underactive and doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone to meet the body’s needs.
News Update: Can Kale Cause Hypothyroidism?
EndocrineWeb Spoke with Endocrinologist, Angela M. Leung, MD
The vegetable du jour kale has been getting negative attention in the media recently. Despite kale’s many nutritional benefits, there is speculation that kale might be a contributor to hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid). EndocrineWeb speaks with an endocrinologist to get the facts about kale.
How Doctors Diagnose Hypothyroidism
Diagnosis of underactive thyroid function not based on symptoms alone
Hypothyroidism is evaluated and diagnosed by a physician; usually an endocrinologist or your primary care doctor. Symptoms, signs, and the results of blood tests are taken into consideration when hypothyroidism is diagnosed.
Hypothyroidism: Potential Symptoms and Causes of an Underactive Thyroid Gland
Hypothyroidism is a thyroid disease that affects people globally. Two- to three-percent of Americans have hypothyroidism; 10-15% mild hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism affects women more than men. Learn more about this endocrine disorder, including the symptoms and potential causes.
Hypothyroidism: What You Should Know About Your Treatment
Doctors typically prescribe a medication called levothyroxine, a synthetic form of thyroid hormone replacement. However, some people with hypothyroidism have difficulty tolerating or absorbing the traditional medication.
4 Lifestyle Tips for Hypothyroidism
What Can You Do to Live Well with Hypothyroidism?
Leading an overall healthy lifestyle—one that includes eating well and exercising—can help you manage hypothyroidism. But what else can you do to live well with hypothyroidism? Slideshow walks you through 4 lifestyle tips for hypothyroidism.
How is pregnancy-related hypothyroidism treated in China?
While prenatal hypothyroidism is about as common in China as it is in the U.S., cultural and demographic differences mean that the two nations deal with the condition in divergent ways, although that is beginning to change.
Nerve-locating technique results in fewer cases of hypoparathyroidism, vocal paralysis
A small percentage of patients who receive thyroidectomies experience hoarseness, hypoparathyroidism or even vocal paralysis due to a damaged nerve. Now, a team of Turkish researchers has determined which of two nerve-locating techniques has a lower complication rate.
Gestational hypothyroidism carries risk of neonatal cognitive delays
A hypothyroidism diagnosis is problematic no matter what stage of life a person is in, but for pregnant women the risks can be especially great, since research indicates that children born to mothers with the thyroid disease can have intellectual delays.

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