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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.
Researchers find Hashimoto's thyroiditis may be over diagnosed
A new study that was recently published in the journal Thyroid Research reveals that Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) may be too frequently diagnosed. The researchers report that the prevalence of HT is reported in between 0.3 and 1.2 percent of the population, which is twice the occurrence of type 1 diabetes.
Research shows bedtime intake of levothyroxine may benefit hypothyroid patients
According to new research, those who take levothyroxine, a synthetic thyroid hormone, at bedtime may cut their levels of the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) thyrotropin as well as boost free thyroxine (F4 hormone) and triiodothyronine (T3 hormone) levels in patients with hypothyroidism, according to Endocrine Today.
Study reveals thyroid dysfunction may signify hip fracture risk in older men
According to a recent study, older men with thyroid dysfunction may be at an increased risk for hip fracture. Endocrine Today reports that the researchers studied 3,567 men and women with hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism or euthyroidism, who were age 65 or older.
Mental health problems may be a result of thyroid issues
Many women may be unaware of a common health issue that is caused by problems with the thyroid gland. EmpowHer reports that some mental health disorders are caused by a malfunctioning thyroid.
Hypothyroidism may contribute to loss of pregnancy
This week, Dr. Carrie Jones - a naturopathic physician with a focus on women's health and hormones - spoke to EmpowHer about pregnancy and thyroid issues. The doctor began by saying that she sees a number of women who are looking to become pregnant after having several miscarriages.
Study shows connection between thyroid dysfunction and hip fractures in older men
New research from University of California Davis Health System finds that older men with thyroid dysfunction have an increased risk of suffering hip fractures. Health Canal reports that this study suggests that screening and treatment for thyroid dysfunction could reduce the incidence of this injury.
Scientists are testing potential hypothyroidism treatment
Hypothyroidism is a common endocrine condition. Individuals typically manage this disease through supplementation with synthetic thyroid hormone, in order to alleviate symptoms and restore normal thyroid stimulating hormone levels, 7th Space reports.
Children can be at risk for hypothyroidism
About 5 percent of the 27 million American thyroid disorder sufferers are children. The number includes an estimated 13 million who are undiagnosed, according to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, NorthJersey.com reports. This means that while thyroid disorders in children are not common, they are also not rare.
Individuals with weight gain and fatigue may benefit from a thyroid hormone test
Those who have thyroid disease either produce too much or too little of the hormones essential to regulating other hormones in the body, news channel WPBF reports.
Thyroid disorders on the rise in India
Doctors in India are puzzled as to why thyroid conditions are on the rise. Many cities are seeing a fourfold increase in hypothyroidism, the Times of India reports.
Research shows that celiac disease increasingly causes hypothyroidism in the elderly
Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine Center, recently found that celiac disease, which multiplies the risk of hypothyroidism, is on the rise, and there is evidence of increasing cases in the elderly.
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