Do You Have Hidden Lumps in Your Neck?

Roughly half of adults over age 40 could have thyroid nodules. Experts don’t believe they are occurring more often, rather technology advances make them more likely to get detected. Find out how nodules are treated if your doctor finds one.

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Feeling Tired? It May Not Be From Lack of Sleep

We all get tired every once in a while. 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

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

Thyroid patients can’t manage their condition through diet. However, eating the wrong foods or taking the wrong supplements can cause trouble. Among the foods that thyroid patients should go easy on — if not avoid altogether — are soy, kelp and  dietary supplements like iodine and selenium, says endocrinologist Christian Nasr, MD. “There is a lot … Read More

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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

Thyroid: Is Your Body Tricking You?

Contributor: Endocrinologist Christian Nasr, MD Feeling tired, gaining or losing a few pounds, or having trouble sleeping? It could be many things, including a thyroid disorder. Thyroid disorders affect more than 20 million Americans. People with thyroid disorders outnumber those with asthma and heart disease. Patients often come to me with these common complaints, which … Read More