Thyroid Problems May Vary By Race
Some diseases are more dominant in certain groups than others. Disorders of the thyroid may be among illnesses for which race matters.
If Calcium Dips After Thyroid Removal
Some patients who've had their thyroid removed experience a drop in calcium, a mineral that strengthens bones. Whether that drop is linked to low levels of vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium, hasn't been clear.
Hypothyroidism Not Linked to Cognitive Impairment
Hypothyroidism is a condition where your thyroid gland isn’t making enough hormone. This can lead to fatigue, weight gain, and many other symptoms, but according to new research, it may not lead to cognitive impairment.
Chemicals That Mess With the Thyroid
Chemicals are used in manufacturing pretty much everything we use on a daily basis. But their long-term effects on the body are often unknown.
What to "Expect" With a Thyroid Disorder
There are several disorders associated with the thyroid gland in the neck. It controls how the body uses energy. When it is under- or overactive, a person may have a thyroid disorder.
Overactive Thyroid Not Your Heart's Friend
An overactive thyroid may affect more than the body's metabolism. It also appears to be associated with a small increased risk of developing a common heart arrhythmia called atrial fibrillation.
Get Enough Iodine Mom, But...
Pregnant women need enough iodine for their baby's brain to develop well. But too much iodine can backfire by interrupting normal hormone production.
Testing the Thyroid During Pregnancy
In the midst of all the tests and check-ups that women undergo during their pregnancies, women may want to ensure that their thyroid is tested early in pregnancy, or even before they become pregnant.
Overactive Thyroid May Lead to Long-lasting Heart Issues
An overactive thyroid gland could put patients at higher risk of hospitalization for heart or blood vessel disease. This could be the case even if the gland was surgically removed.
Tag Team Threat to a Woman's Heart
No matter who you are, it is important to take care of your heart. If you are a woman with inflammatory arthritis and a certain thyroid problem, it is time to start taking special care of your heart.