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

What Is Hyperemesis Gravidarum?

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (or more commonly “Duchess Kate”), has been in the news as she struggles with an uncommon, severe type of morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum. While morning sickness commonly causes nausea and vomiting, hyperemesis gravidarum is much more severe, causing a pregnant woman to become dehydrated and to lose weight. According to high-risk obstetrician Amy … Read More