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Doctors update guidelines for detecting, treating hypothyroidism during pregnancy
A team of researchers associated with the American Thyroid Association (ATA) recently released a list of updated guidelines for the detection and treatment of the thyroid disease in expectant mothers.
Phthalates, BPA may alter the body's thyroid hormone levels
Researchers have announced that exposure to phthalates or bisphenol A (BPA), which are common industrial chemicals, may alter thyroid hormone levels and potentially aggravate or even lead to thyroid disease.
Morbid obesity reduces the effectiveness of levothyroxine for patients with hypothyroidism
Due to the dampening effect that a higher body mass index (BMI) can have on the body's absorption of a thyroid hormone replacement called levothyroxine (LT4), a group of Greek researchers recently investigated how morbid obesity might change the uptake of this drug in patients with hypothyroidism.
Antibody test predicts risk of thyroid disease after pregnancy
Women who are pregnant have a moderate risk of suffering from postpartum thyroid disease, which is why a Czech group of clinicians and biotechnicians recently tested the rate at which patients with a particular antibody develop thyroid problems after giving birth.
Medication for hypothyroidism may boost fracture risk
Elderly patients taking levothyroxine for hypothyroidism may be at an increased risk for bone fractures, according to a new report released by the University of Toronto.
Exposure to flame retardant material may increase risk of thyroid disease
Research conducted at the University of South Carolina's School of Medicine suggests that exposure to low doses of a specific class of flame-retardant chemicals may alter the expression of thyroid hormones in the body, potentially leading to thyroid disease.
Hypothyroidism Slideshow
Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments for Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism—when your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone—is extremely common, but it’s also a very treatable thyroid disorder. This slideshow explains the common causes, symptoms, and treatments of hypothyroidism.
Lithium in Chilean drinking water may be causing hypothyroidism
High levels of lithium found in the drinking water of four hamlets in the Andes Mountains may be putting villagers at risk for hypothyroidism, according to a recently released report.
Hypothyroidism may contribute to color blindness
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research have announced that hypothyroidism may have a connection to difficulties in differentiating colors.
Many women with postpartum thyroiditis experience hypothyroidism
A study conducted in southern Italy has found that most women who experience postpartum thyroiditis (PPT) go through a period of hypothyroidism.
Certain pesticides are linked to hypothyroidism
A number of studies have associated certain pesticides with an increased risk of hypothyroidism and other thyroid diseases.
Autoimmune thyroid disease may cause symptoms even when hormone levels are normal
Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease that often causes hypothyroidism, may lead to negative health effects even when levels of thyroid hormone are normal, according to recent research.
Non-stick chemicals may contribute to thyroid cancer, hypothyroidism, experts warn
New research has determined that chemical used to make pans and cooking appliances non-stick may increase the risk of hypothyroidism and certain thyroid cancers, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Canadian football player reports a rapid recovery from thyroid cancer
Two months after he had surgery to remove his thyroid gland, Canadian football player Anthony Calvillo has reported a steady recovery from thyroid cancer, according to the Montreal Gazette.
Thyroidectomy is declared a safe treatment for Graves' disease
Though it leads to hypothyroidism, full removal of the thyroid is considered a relatively safe treatment for Graves' disease, according to endocrinologists at the University of Wisconsin.

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