Feeling Tired? It May Not Be From Lack of Sleep

We all get tired every once in a awhile. But sometimes that run-down feeling has nothing to do with a lack of sleep. 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. The thyroid makes and releases hormones … Read More

7 Questions About Your Thyroid Cancer Surgery Answered

Are you getting ready for thyroid cancer surgery? You probably have a few questions. We asked endocrine surgeon Rosemarie Metzger, MD, the most common questions people ask about thyroid surgery. Here are her responses: 1. Is there more than one type of surgery for thyroid cancer? The standard treatment for thyroid cancer is surgical removal of the entire … Read More

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

Be Well eNews brings you expert tips on diet and nutrition, essential health news, medical mythbusters and more. Enjoy our latest issue. Thyroid issues? What you need to know about diet and supplements Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism can’t be managed by diet alone. But some foods and supplements can cause trouble. Discover which ones to avoid. … Read More

Underactive Thyroid: Is Yours Being Overtreated?

Is your underactive thyroid being overtreated? If your thyroid gland is underactive — a condition called hypothyroidism — your body produces too little thyroid hormone. Endocrinologists can make sure that you have enough of this important hormone by prescribing synthetic thyroid hormone T4 (Synthroid®, Levoxyl®, Levothroid® or another brand). Or they may prescribe a medication … Read More

New Hope for Late-stage Thyroid Cancer Patients

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first new drug to treat advanced thyroid cancer in 40 years. Now patients have new hope for more time — and more treatment possibilities down the road. In its priority review program, which fast-tracks review of drugs for serious conditions, the FDA approved use of the cancer … Read More

Uncontrolled Thyroid: Exercise, Diet Risks

If you have a thyroid condition, it’s no secret that exercise and a healthy diet can help manage your symptoms and improve your overall health. But if you have an undiagnosed thyroid condition that is not being properly controlled, there are risks — even to “natural” supplements and exercise. That’s why it’s so important to … Read More

Beware Bogus ‘Wilson’s Syndrome’ Diagnosis

Fatigue is one of the most common complaints I hear from my patients, and it’s also one of the hardest to treat. There can be so many reasons that people experience fatigue, ranging from medical conditions like sleep apnea to psychological problems like depression or simple lifestyle factors like not getting enough sleep. Sometimes there’s … Read More

Is Scarless Thyroid Surgery Right for You?

If you are facing thyroid surgery, you might be concerned about having a visible scar on your neck afterward. But a new surgical technique is available that leaves no scar on the neck, and in some cases, may result in an easier recovery after surgery. Do you have a thyroid problem or is your body tricking … Read More