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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.
Children with hypothyroidism may be able to improve the condition with a thyroid-stimulating diet
A new study reveals that a thyroid-stimulating diet rich in iron, vitamin A and iodine has been found to prevent children with subclinical hypothyroidism from advancing in their condition.
Study: Subclinical hypothyroidism may affect lipid profile
According to findings of a recent study presented at the 14th International Thyroid Congress, subclinical hypothyroidism has been shown to have an effect on patterns of lipids in the blood with resulting cardiovascular dysfunction.
Well shut down for perchlorate contamination to prevent potential hypothyroidism cases
A well was recently shut down in Marion, Massachusetts, after test results revealed a perchlorate concentration in the drinking water of 2.2 parts per billion, which slightly exceeds the maximum permissible contaminant level of 2.0. Exposure to perchlorate, which is a chemical widely used in fireworks and explosives, has been tied to hypothyroidism.
Preliminary screening may not benefit unborn children of hypothyroid mothers
Preliminary results of the Controlled Antenatal Thyroid Screening (CATS) study did not show a benefit of screening for hypothyroidism during pregnancy on the intellectual development of children.
China sees increase in hypothyroidism cases
A recent study conducted by the Chinese Medical Association's endocrinology branch shows that approximately one in 15 citizens is suffering from hypothyroidism. According to China Daily, this could be related to the nation's 1995 mandate to add iodine to salt.
Study shows cognitive function in elderly not related to thyroid disorders
A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism shows that elderly patients with subclinical hypothyroidism who received thyroxine replacement showed no improvement in cognitive function, Endocrine Today reports.
Exposure to perchlorates may result in hypothyroidism in pregnant women
During the Bush administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined that public water systems do not need to be monitored for perchlorate. However, the EPA has since changed its decision and announced that it will review the effects of perchlorate on infants and children, as they consume more water per body weight than adults, Environment News Service reports.
FDA approves thyroid medications with longer shelf-life
Individuals who suffer from thyroid disorders may be unaware that their medication has a limited shelf-life. Medicines that are past their expiration date may have decreased potency, which can affect their therapeutic value. Since thyroid hormone drugs are often prescribed in very small doses, product stability is very important.
Exposure to chemicals in hand sanitizer could lead to hypothyroidism
A recent lawsuit by an environmental nonprofit accuses the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of allowing certain chemicals in household products that may put Americans at risk for hypothyroidism. Fox News reports that the agency claimed toxic chemicals found in antimicrobial soap and other personal care products could damage reproductive organs, sperm quality and the production of sex and thyroid hormones. The National Resources Defense Council alleges that these claims are true.
Thyroid disorder may cause lazy eyes
People who suffer from thyroid disorders may experience both internal and external symptoms. For example, strabismus is a disorder in which the eyes do not line up in the same direction when focusing. This condition, also known as lazy eye, may be a result of hyperthyroidism.
Study analyzes pros and cons of iodine supplementation during pregnancy
Thyroid conditions, such as hypothyroidism, are a common complication of pregnancy, which has prompted scientific teams around the world to study iodine supplementation as a possible way to mitigate such risks.
Risk Factors of Hypothyroidism
Could you be at risk of becoming hypothyroid?
Age and sex are the two biggest hypothyroid risk factors. However, medical history also plays a part. This article outlines the top risk factors for hypothyroidism, and will help your doctor determine if regular hypothyroid testing is right for you.
What is Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Treating Hypothyroidism
There is really only one option for treating hypothyroidism, and that is thyroid hormone replacement therapy. T4 supplements are the standard form of treatment, but there are other forms available. Article describes importance of therapy.
Complications of Hypothyroidism
What May Happen If the Disorder Is Untreated
If you have hypothyroidism and don’t seek proper treatment, you risk experiencing a variety of complications. This article describes some of the common problems associated with untreated hypothyroidism.
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