Thyroid Diseases News and Research

Thyroid Hair Loss Help
11/03/2020 - How to stop hair loss due to thyroid conditions
Why Won't BMI Die?
10/20/2020 -
Everything You Need to Know About the NP Thyroid Medication Recall
10/05/2020 - The new NP Thyroid medication recall is the second recall of the thyroid medication by Acella this year
Thyroid Cancer: How Age Affects Risk of Recurrence
02/10/2020 - Most thyroid cancer is easily treated but people who are diagnosed after age 55 are more likely to face recurrent cancer than those diagnosed at a younger age.
Thyroid Cancer—Hearing the Diagnosis, Preparing for Surgery and Recovery
02/03/2020 - Learn how to prepare for and recover from thyroid cancer surgery from patients who share the questions you should ask based on their experiences.
Radioiodine Therapy for Hyperthyroidism Presents No Longterm Cancer Risk
01/08/2020 - Hyperthyroidism requires treatment to avoid serious complications. Researchers examined the link between the most common approach using Radioactive iodine therapy and increased risk of cancer.
Weight Gain After Hyperthyroidism Treatment is Common: What to Know
12/12/2019 - Weight loss occurs before hyperthyroidism is treated but antithyroid drugs or RAI often prompt weight gain if the patient is not aware of this common side effect.
High Normal TSH in Type 2 Diabetes May Mean Lower Risk of Stroke
11/18/2019 - Results of a recent study suggest that anyone with type 2 diabetes who has a TSH level in the upper normal range may be a reduced risk for stroke, an advantage given the increased overall risk for heart disease.
Is There a Diet and Fitness Plan for Thyroid Cancer?
10/21/2019 - More exercise will likely improve your survival after treatment for cancer, but it may also reduce your risk of developing cancer, including thyroid cancer; eating more whole foods is sure to improve the chance you will avoid thyroid cancer too.
Clearing Up Misconceptions about Thyroid Eye Disease
05/31/2019 - The first available medication, a biologic agent, appears very effective in treating symptoms of thyroid eye disease, providing a much more desirable alternative to surgery. This is welcome news for people with Graves disease.
What's the Best Treatment for Graves' Disease?
04/08/2019 - Choosing the right treatment to reverse hyperthyroidism is necessary for many reasons including reducing your risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular events. For all but the older patient with Graves' disease, RAI may be the bets choice.
Even Modest Exercise Extends Thyroid Cancer Survival
02/01/2019 - Regardless of stage, type of cancer including thyroid cancer, or other health concerns, even a bit of physical activity means living up to 40% longer, ll it takes is walking even 1 to 3 days a week to extend your life no matter the stage of cancer, type of cancer, or cancer treatment you face.
8 Tips to Reduce Your Exposure to Harmful Environmental Chemicals
01/03/2019 - Endocrine disrupting chemicals, or EDCs, are chemicals that act the same as, block, or change the way that natural hormones act in the body. Learn more about EDCs and how you can avoid exposure to these chemicals.
With Thyroid Nodules, Bigger Doesn’t Always Mean Bad
11/27/2018 - The size of the thyroid nodule isn't enough to determine need for surgery, there must be signs of cancer from molecular tests or biopsy to warrant a thyroidectomy.
Graves’ Disease May Develop in Response to Multiple Sclerosis Treatment
09/18/2018 - The favored treatment for active MS is alemuzumab (Lemtrada) which often leads to development of Graves' disease, require close follow-up for months or even years.
The Heart and Your Thyroid: What You Need to Know
06/27/2018 - For the first time, researchers provide evidence that people with hyperthyroidism or Graves' thyroiditis are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease and even when the most effective thyroid treatment leaves patients at risk for up to 20 years. A heart-healthy diet and low blood pressure are important strategies to reduce cardiac risk.
Hypothyroidism & Heart Health: Too Little Thyroid Hormone, Too Much Cholesterol
06/22/2018 - Hypothyroidism, including Hashimoto's thyroiditis, may increase patients' risk for heart disease. Patients with a high TSH should have their blood cholesterol checked as they are at twice the risk for cardiovascular disease if both go untreated.
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and PCOS: Is There a Connection?
05/23/2018 - There is a 3-fold higher likelihood of having Hashimoto's thyroiditis in women who have been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Both conditions raise the risk of infertility and cardiovascular disease, necessitating careful hormone management.
Barbara Bush Lived a Full Life with Graves' Disease
04/18/2018 - Barbara Bush lives for decades with Graves' disease but died at age 92 from complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Tired? Always Cold? Think it’s hypothyroidism? Think again
02/11/2018 - To address the uncertainty regarding treatment subclinical hypothyroidism, results of a pair of studies debunk any advantages to taking thyroid replacement therapy unless and until thyroid function worsens, unless you are pregnant.
Hypothyroid and Older? You May Not Need Treatment
05/09/2017 - If you've been diagnosed with mildly low thyroid function and you're an older adult, you may not get symptom relief from the commonly prescribed medication, according to new study published in New England Journal of Medicine.  
Some Pregnant Women Should Be Treated for Subclinical Hypothyroidism
02/03/2017 - Women treated for subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) during pregnancy are less likely to experience pregnancy loss, a new study shows, but they face a greater risk of complications such as preterm delivery, gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia.
Low Iron and Low Thyroid: A Link in Pregnant Women?
12/14/2016 - Iron deficiency and hypothyroidism may share a connection, a recent study from Belgium suggests.
Does Hyperthyroid Diagnosis Equal Higher Breast Cancer Risk?
10/17/2016 - A new study has found a link between hyperthyroidism and a slightly higher of breast cancer risk, according to research from NH Dartmouth Family Medicine Residence at Concord Hospital, which was presented at the American Thyroid Association's 86th annual meeting. 
 
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