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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

Tags: thyroid, thyroid cancer, thyroid disorders

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.


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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.


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Why You Can Beat Thyroid Cancer

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What's the survival rate for thyroid cancer if diagnosed early? 100 percent. It's a home run when you realize that thyroid cancer is the fastest-growing cancer among men and second-fastest among women. Thanks to research, we know more than ever about this group of diseases, while improved genetic counseling and screening mean you can do something about it.


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Thyroid: Is Your Body Tricking You?

Tags: goiter, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroid, thyroid cancer, thyroid disease, thyroid disorders

Feeling tired, gaining or losing a few pounds, or having trouble sleeping? These common complaints can be symptoms of a thyroid disorder. Find out if you should be concerned.


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Chat With a Doctor: Thyroid Problems

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You may have a thyroid problem and not even know it — and untreated thyroid disorders can have serious health repercussions. Cleveland Clinic physicians talk about thyroid disease during a live webchat Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at 1 p.m. (ET).


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Women in Their 70s: Seniors Can Stay Strong (Video)

Tags: bladder, blood pressure, bone density, bone health, diabetes, incontinence, memory loss, osteoporosis, thyroid, women of all ages series

Senior women need special care. Holly L. Thacker, MD, talks about some of the ways to help keep you healthy and independent.