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TSH Test Can Detect Hypothyroidism

TSH Test Can Detect Hypothyroidism

The sensitive thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) test is generally considered to provide the most accurate measure of thyroid gland activity.

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Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism can cause symptoms that affect the way you feel, the way you look and even the way you sound. It is important to talk to your health care provider if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms.

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Hypothyroidism Testing and Diagnosis

Hypothyroidism Testing and Diagnosis

Schedule an appointment with your physician and ask about your thyroid while you're there. Since many women discover they have thyroid disease by chance, being proactive and asking for a thyroid check can help detect thyroid conditions earlier in life.

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What is Hypothyroidism?

What is Hypothyroidism?

Whether you think you might have hypothyroidism or you've already been diagnosed, it is important to identify the symptoms you are experiencing.

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Thyroid IQ Quiz

Thyroid IQ Quiz

According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, an estimated 30 million people may be affected by thyroid disorders, but only half have been diagnosed. Learn the difference between hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism and what a diagnosis could mean.

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Special Feature: Getting a Proper Diagnosis

Is Thyroid Disease Affecting You?

Is Thyroid Disease Affecting You?

Fatigue, unexplained weight changes, abnormal cholesterol or blood pressure, feeling depressed, menstrual cycle irregularities, heart palpitations, foggy thinking…all can be symptoms of thyroid disease.

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Feature Article: The Hidden Disease

Thyroid Disease Facts

Thyroid Disease Facts

Thyroid disease is one of the most prevalent diseases. According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, an estimated 30 million people may be affected by thyroid disorders, but only half have been diagnosed.

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How Does The Thyroid Gland Develop? - Dr. Fagman (VIDEO)

Dr. Fagman explains how the thyroid gland develops and functions.

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Hypothyroidism

Complications From an Underactive Thyroid

Complications From an Underactive Thyroid

Getting treatment for an underactive thyroid is important, as several complications from an untreated underactive thyroid are possible.

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Hypothyroidism: About Underactive Thyroid

Hypothyroidism: About Underactive Thyroid

Hypothyroidism is a disorder where the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). These hormones are responsible for metabolism (the way your body breaks down food to use it for energy).

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Can Diet Cure Hypothyroidism?

Can Diet Cure Hypothyroidism?

Approximately 10 million Americans, including 10 percent of all women, have an issue with hypothyroidism. Some sources claim there is a diet that can cure hypothyroidism. But the Mayo Clinic and other medical sources disagree.

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Hypothyroidism Facts

Hypothyroidism Facts

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone. Learn more about risk factors and symptoms by taking our quiz.

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Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism: What's Happening To Your Thyroid? Take Our Quiz and Find Out

Hyperthyroidism: What's Happening To Your Thyroid? Take Our Quiz and Find Out

Goiter. Enlarged thyroid. Graves disease. Heard of these terms? Learn more about hyperthyroidism with our quiz.

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Hyperthyroidism: Some Basics

Hyperthyroidism: Some Basics

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that produces the hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). In hyperthyroidism, the thyroid releases too much of the hormones.

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Understanding your Thyroid

What are the Different Types of Thyroid Disease?

What are the Different Types of Thyroid Disease?

When someone has a thyroid disease, they have a condition in which the thyroid gland does not work properly. Various types of thyroid disease exist with different symptoms and treatment options.

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Thyroid Symptoms to Look Out For

Thyroid Symptoms to Look Out For

The thyroid gland is an important part of the human body. When the amount of thyroid hormones produced becomes disrupted, the change in hormone level results in different symptoms.

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