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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.
Parathyroid tissue glows brighter than thyroid cancer under near-infrared light
Surgeons often complain about how difficult it is to leave the parathyroid glands intact while removing thyroid cancer or lymph nodes from the neck, but a recent study suggested a novel way to spot them.
Mild hyperthyroidism may increase risk of death among the elderly
According to a team of Italian researchers from the University of Parma, having mild, asymptomatic hyperthyroidism - a form of thyroid disease in which the gland overproduces thyroid hormones - can dramatically increase the risk of death among the elderly.
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.
Scientists tabulate osteoporosis risk factors in aging fracture patients
Among aging patients who are admitted for fractures, more than a quarter can be found to have previously undiagnosed health conditions that contribute to the onset of osteoporosis, according to a study conducted in the Netherlands.
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.
Genetic intestinal condition increases risk of thyroid disease, cancer
Recent research seems to confirm the growing consensus that an inherited intestinal polyp condition may increase the risk of thyroid disease.
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.
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