Endocrinologist Mary Vouyiouklis-Kellis, MD, explains why your thyroid gland can rev you up — or slow you down — as she answers a question for our series, The Short Answer.
If having an underactive thyroid makes you tired, would an overactive thyroid cause fatigue (or not)? Discover the truth from endocrinologist Betul Hatipoglu, MD.
Thyroid disorders affect 20 million Americans, many of them women 45 to 55 years old. Discover why it’s easy to mistake a thyroid disorder for menopause, and how to get the right diagnosis.
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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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
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
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
If you have diabetes, either type 1 or type 2, it’s especially important to watch for problems with your thyroid, that butterfly-shaped gland in your neck that regulates your metabolism.
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
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