Posts Tagged ‘Thyroid’

Congenital Hypothyroidism in Children

Congenital Hypothyroidism in Children

Congenital hypothyroidism in children can be avoided during infancy if treated properly. Researchers in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, examined the relationships among congenital hypothyroidism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and autism in 55 children with congenital hypothyroidism from birth to age 11 years. They found that both under and over treatment of congenital hypothyroidism is causing problems. You can read…

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Robotic Thyroid Cancer Surgery Makes Advances

Robotic Thyroid Cancer Surgery Makes Advances

Robotic thyroid cancer surgery has made huge advances in Nebraska. In this story, Taylor Barth shares the advances that have been made by surgeons at Nebraska Medicine. The surgery uses robots to remove troublesome lumps on the thyroids of patients. This less invasive procedure leaves no ugly scar on the neck of those patients undergoing  this…

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Eye Health: 6 Reasons For Your Vision Loss

Eye Health: 6 Reasons For Your Vision Loss

Eye health is a concern for many adults. Vision loss is a major concern and there are several health conditions that can contribute to that loss. The good news is that most of those health problems can be corrected so that loss can be prevented. In this article on Bel Marra Health, they explain 6…

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Women Are Demanding Old Version of Thyroid Medication

Women Are Demanding Old Version of Thyroid Medication

Women are demanding the old version of the thyroid medication Levothyrox in France. Authorities have been forced to bring back the old formula due to the new formulation causing serious side-effects. As normal with health professionals, they also called for calm, saying that any drug was liable to provoke side effects, and that most problems with…

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Arsenic and Other Toxins in Our Food

Arsenic and Other Toxins in Our Food

Arsenic and other toxins in our food are making us sick. A recent study published in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, the authors question the role of arsenic rich foods and how they may contribute to interrupted thyroid function. This study focused on seafood, as it has some of the highest arsenic…

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Is Your Credibility Affected by Your Thyroid?

Is Your Credibility Affected by Your Thyroid?

Your credibility is everything to you. You are the one everyone else counts on. But, then your thyroid rears its ugly head and all those plans you made are history. All you want to do is take a nap praying no one has any other ideas of fun and games you just can’t take a…

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Exhausted: The Surprising Reasons

Exhausted: The Surprising Reasons

Are you exhausted? I mean totally wore out. How can that be? You just slept all night but you woke up tired. Believe it or not, the problem can be blamed on other things than your thyroid. You might think this is crazy since your fatigue has been unbearable since your diagnosis of thyroid disease,…

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Thyroid Doctors: The Communication Challenge

Thyroid Doctors: The Communication Challenge

Thyroid doctors have varying degrees of knowledge even though the thyroid is their specialty. You wonder, how this can be? After all, aren’t they all trained using the same knowledge, lab ranges, and symptoms? So, why do we have such a difficult time talking to our doctors, specifically our thyroid doctors? Why does it seem we leave an…

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Get to the Root of Your Weight Gain Issues

Get to the Root of Your Weight Gain Issues

Today, we are going to talk about the root of your weight gain issues. Many of us have issues with gaining weight, be it due to thyroid function, stress, or just unhealthy eating. So, what exactly do I mean when I say we are getting to the root of your weight gain issues? Traditional Indian energy…

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Household Chemicals Negatively Affect Girls Thyroids

Household Chemicals Negatively Affect Girls Thyroids

Household chemicals are negatively affecting young girls thyroids. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at Columbia University have found a link between exposure to phthalates and depressed thyroid function in young girls. The study did show prenatal exposure to a metabolite of Di (2- ethylhexyl) phthalate was associated with elevated levels of FT4, a finding they say…

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