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
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
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
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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.
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
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
Fatigue is one of the most common complaints I hear from my patients, and it’s also one of the hardest to treat.
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
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 allow you to do … Read More