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Feeling Tired? It May Not Be From Lack of Sleep

Tags: hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, sleep, thyroid, thyroid disorders, thyroid hormone, underactive thyroid

If you’re experiencing prolonged fatigue, it could be due to a problem with your thyroid, the butterfly-shaped gland in the lower front part of the neck.

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7 Questions About Your Thyroid Cancer Surgery Answered

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Surgery to remove the thyroid is the most common treatment for thyroid cancer. An endocrine surgeon provides answers seven common questions patients have about what happens after surgery.


Thyroid & Diet, Aging Hair Tips, No-Abuse Painkiller, Cold vs. Flu

Tags: aging, aneurysms, cold, diet, flu, flu season, hair, hair loss, hearing aid, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroid

Cleveland Clinic's Be Well eNews gives you the latest information for your health, your life. Enjoy expert tips on diet and nutrition, essential health news, medical mythbusters and much more.


Thyroid Issues? What You Need to Know About Diet and Supplements

Tags: healthy diet, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, soy, thyroid, vegetables, vitamins and supplements

Thyroid patients can't manage their condition through diet. However, eating the wrong foods or taking the wrong supplements can cause trouble. Find out what to limit or avoid altogether.

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Underactive Thyroid: Is Yours Being Overtreated?

Tags: arrhythmia, diabetes, hormone, hypothyroidism, osteoporosis, T3, T4, thyroid, thyroid awareness month 2013, thyroid gland, underactive thyroid

If your thyroid gland is underactive — a condition called hypothyroidism — your body produces too little thyroid hormone. Even when you’re on the right dose of thyroid hormone for your weight, you may be getting more than your body needs.

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Increased Risk for Thyroid Disorders in Diabetics

Tags: diabetes, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroid, thyroid disorders, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, underactive thyroid

Is your metabolism slowing down or revving up? This could be a sign of thyroid disease. If you have diabetes, you have a greater chance of being one of the 20 million people in the U.S. with thyroid disease.

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New Hope for Late-stage Thyroid Cancer Patients

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first new drug in 40 years to treat advanced thyroid cancer, giving patients new hope for more time.


Uncontrolled Thyroid: Exercise, Diet Risks

Tags: exercise, healthy diet, hyperparathyroidism, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, parathyroid disorders, parathyroid glands, thyroid, thyroid cancer, thyroid disease, thyroid disorders, thyroid gland

It’s easy to assume exercise and natural supplements are always beneficial for people with thyroid conditions – but even exercise can be dangerous if thyroid conditions are not properly diagnosed and controlled first.

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Beware Bogus ‘Wilson’s Syndrome’ Diagnosis

Tags: fatigue, sleep, thyroid, thyroid hormone, Wilson's Syndrome

The false diagnosis of “Wilson’s syndrome” has spread online as an answer to fatigue and other common conditions. The treatment recommended by its promoter can cause dangerous and long-term side effects.

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Is Scarless Thyroid Surgery Right for You?

Tags: Grave's disease, obesity, thyroid, thyroid surgery, thyroiditis

Scarless robotic thyroid surgery hides scars, but not everyone is a good candidate. Cleveland Clinic endocrinologist Eren Berber, MD, discusses the risks and benefits of this technique.