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The thyroid is a gland found in the neck that is responsible for secreting thyroid hormone, which primarily influences metabolic rate and protein synthesis. An estimated 20 million Americans have some sort of thyroid disease, with 60 percent of those… Read More
Our thyroid hormone is essential for regulating metabolism and is required for the normal balance of chemical reactions in the body. Having low levels of thyroid hormone or an underactive thyroid gland is called hypothyroidism, and it affects women older… Read More
A new study has found that migraine sufferers are more likely to suffer from thyroid problems, in particular hypothyroidism – or underactive thyroid. Other symptoms of hypothyroidism include fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, mood swings, constipation, and irregular menstrual… Read More
Hypothyroidism risk in women may increase with exposure to flame retardant chemicals. The study has found that younger women exposed to the chemical known as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) may be more likely to develop an underactive thyroid.
PBDEs are… Read More
A new discovery has revealed that there could be a link between hypothyroidism during pregnancy and the risk of schizophrenia in offspring.
According to a study conducted by experts at Columbia University Medical Center, The New York State Psychiatric Institute, … Read More
Hypothyroidism, also referred to as underactive thyroid, has been linked to PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome. While many studies show that these two conditions share some of the same symptoms, most experts still say that they are separate health issues.… Read More
Does hypothyroidism increase the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia in the elderly? If you’ve ever asked yourself that question you are among the many others who ponder it as well.
Roughly, four to 15 percent of Americans have subclinical … Read More
Hypothyroidism in women is a common condition in which the thyroid gland underproduces necessary thyroid hormones that help the body function. The thyroid is responsible for many functions, including metabolism and hair growth. Many hypothyroidism patients gain weight, for example,… Read More
Hypothyroidism and menopause may be two different conditions, but they do have a connection, thus women may want to have a better understanding of these two health situations, including the symptoms, causes, and possible treatments.
Hypothyroidism happens when your thyroid… Read More
Hypothyroidism increases mortality risk among heart failure patients. Researcher Dr. Connie Rhee said, “Our data suggest that mild hypothyroidism may, in fact, be harmful in specific populations, including people with heart failure. A ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach may not be appropriate for… Read More
Hypothyroidism is linked to diabetic nephropathy in type 2 diabetes. The researchers measured serum thyroid hormone levels and urinary albumin:creatinine ratio in 414 patients with type 2 diabetes. Thirty-six of the patients had subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH), and prevalence of diabetic… Read More
Hypothyroidism risk increases in chronic kidney disease patients with declining kidney function. The study looked at a nationally representative cohort of 461,607 veterans with chronic kidney disease stages 3-5. The researchers found that each 10 mL/min/1.73 m2 lower estimated glomerular… Read More