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
Age 70 and beyond are very important senior years when women want to maintain their independence.
Holly L. Thacker, MD, discusses perimenopause, the time in your 40s where you go through many hormonal fluctuations. These can lead to very heavy or skipped periods. You don’t have to suffer from these — there are many treatment options. In your 40s we still do periodic Pap smears and HPV tests, and add other screenings, including diabetes, cholesterol and thyroid, to keep you healthy.
Could your thyroid — that butterfly-shaped gland in your neck — be keeping you from a healthy pregnancy? If you have a history of miscarriages and normal thyroid tests, you may want to get a second opinion from a specialist. When expectant mothers have any thyroid disorder, it is called maternal thyroid disease. The thyroid … Read More