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Dementia risk elevated in subclinical hyperthyroidism with suppressed TSH
According to a study published inClinical Endocrinology, adults with subclinical hyperthyroidism and suppressed thyroid-stimulating hormone have an increased risk of dementia and a decline in their cognitive scoring.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: New Boxed Warning on severe liver injury with propylthiouracil
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added a Boxed Warning to the label for propylthiouracil, a drug used to treat hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), to include information about reports of severe liver injury and acute liver failure, some of which have been fatal, in adult and pediatric patients using this medication. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - August 3, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Widespread Underdiagnosis of Hyperparathyroidism in Hypercalcemia Widespread Underdiagnosis of Hyperparathyroidism in Hypercalcemia
Only a minority of patients with hypercalcemia are tested for hyperparathyroidism, and only a minority of those found to have hyperthyroidism receive surgical referrals, according to a new database study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Abnormal Liver Biochemical Tests in Hyperthyroidism Abnormal Liver Biochemical Tests in Hyperthyroidism
How often do patients with newly diagnosed thyrotoxicosis develop liver biochemical abnormalities? What are the risk factors?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Theraclion touts Echopulse data from thyroid nodules studies
Theraclion (EPA:ALTHE) touted data today from 3 studies evaluating the use of Echopulse as a non-invasive treatment for benign thyroid nodules. One of the studies was the 1st direct comparison of echotherapy to surgery. The study, which was published in the International Journal of Hyperthermia, compared 43 patients who were treated with Theraclion’s Echopulse, an ultrasound-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound system, to 103 patients who underwent hemithyroidectomy. Patients who were treated with the French company’s system experienced significantly lower incidence of subclinical hypoth...
Source: Mass Device - May 24, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Surgical Ultrasound Theraclion Source Type: news

Know the Signs of Thyroid Trouble
A small gland with a big job Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A culprit of thyroid's diseases
A team of scientists has clarified the molecular mechanism to explain how the thyroid and surrounding vascular system change in the most common form of hyperthyroidism. These findings provide a potential therapeutic target for thyroid diseases. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

6 Unexpected Ways Your Body Changes After Pregnancy
You can’t seem to get rid of your bellyIt’s no surprise that for many women, muscles in their abdomen separate to accommodate the baby. The thing is, it can stay that way after birth. When the bands of muscles, which run parallel down your belly, separate, they leave behind a space in between, a condition called diastasis recti. Without the ab muscles in the middle of your belly to hold everything in, you might see a bulge or ridge of soft tissue there, aka a pooch that just won’t go away. In fact, one-third of women still had it even one year postpartum, reported a 2016 study in the British Journal of Sp...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Controversies in Thyrotoxicosis Treatment Controversies in Thyrotoxicosis Treatment
Dr Kristien Boelaert offers a case-based review of new guidelines from the American Thyroid Association on treating hyperthyroidism and thyrotoxicosis.Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

High levels of endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in indoor cats
A new study published inEnvironmental Science& Technology shows that the high levels of brominated flame retardants measured in cats are from the dust in our homes. Previous studies had found a link between these chemicals and feline hyperthyroidism.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hyperthyroidism and Hyperprolactinemia Hyperthyroidism and Hyperprolactinemia
A new study explores the possible connection between these two conditions in women. What role do prolactin levels play?Endocrine Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Gwyneth Paltrow And GOOP Give Dangerous Info On Iodine. Their Expert Gets His Info From A Ghost.
GOOP is at it again with the dangerous medical advice. This time they are leaving the vagina alone and focusing their dangerous energy vibrations on your thyroid. The article that caught my eye and my disgust is about iodine and the medical “expert” is a self-described medical medium (yes, you read that correctly) named Anthony William. What, pray tell, is a medial medium? Well, Mr. William claims he “was born with the unique ability to converse with a high-level spirit who provides him with extraordinarily accurate health information that’s often far ahead of its time.” That’s right, he...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Case 1: An Unusual Case of Neonatal Hyperthyroidism
(Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - January 31, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Knight, P., Ejaz, S. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Index of Suspicion in the Nursery Source Type: news

What is in the Differential Diagnosis of Fatigue?
Discussion Fatigue is a subjective feeling of decreased energy, tiredness or feeling of exhaustion. Lethargy is often used synonymously, but lethargy is a state of being drowsiness or sleepy, and implies mental status changes. Both can cause the person to be apathetic or less active. Fatigue is a common state that almost everyone experiences multiple times in his or her lifetime. For most people it is a relatively acute or short-term chronic problem, often with a relatively easily identifiable problem cause, such as inadequate sleep, acute illness, or overexertion. For some, it can be less readily identifiable such as dep...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Calcimimetic Promising for Hyperthyroidism in ESRD (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- GI adverse events still a problem for patients on hemodialysis (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - January 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Test your USMLE Step 2 readiness with this most-missed question
The United States Medical Licensing Examination ® (USMLE®) Step 2 is a major measure of any medical student’s clinical knowledge, soAMA Wire® is providing frequent expert insights to help you prepare for it. Take a few minutes here to work through another of the most-missed USMLE Step 2 test prep questions and view an expert video explanation of the answer from Kaplan Medical. Once you ’ve got this question under your belt, be sure to test your knowledge with other posts in this series. Ready. Set. Go.This month ’s question that stumped most students: A 54-year-old woman comes to the p...
Source: AMA Wire - September 29, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Timothy Smith Source Type: news

New ATA Guidelines Tackle Paradigm Shifts in Graves' Disease New ATA Guidelines Tackle Paradigm Shifts in Graves' Disease
The new recommendations address diagnosis and management of hyperthyroidism and other causes of thyrotoxicosis, including the complexity around pregnancy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - August 30, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

3 Reasons You Might Sweat So Much -- And What To Do About It
1. Your Mom, Uncle or Third Cousin Sweat a Lot TooThere’s a type of excessive sweating that runs in families called primary hyperhidrosis (PH). Experts don’t know what causes it, but it’s definitely not because you have more sweat glands or that they’re supersized. The size, number and location of these glands appear totally normal in people with PH, says Dee Anna Glaser, MD, professor of dermatology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and president of the International Hyperhidrosis Society. Their best guess: Something’s off with your body’s autonomic nervous system, which cont...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Thyroid Storm: What You Need to Know
This article looks at the causes, symptoms, and treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New guidelines for managing hyperthyroidism and other causes of thyrotoxicosis
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) New evidence-based recommendations from the American Thyroid Association (ATA) provide guidance to clinicians in the management of patients with all forms of thyrotoxicosis (excessively high thyroid hormone activity), including hyperthyroidism. Appropriate treatment of thyrotoxicosis requires an accurate diagnosis, and the 124 recommendations presented in the new Guidelines help define current best practices for patient evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. The Guidelines, published in Thyroid. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Thyrotoxicosis, BMD, and AF in Women With HyperthyroidismThyrotoxicosis, BMD, and AF in Women With Hyperthyroidism
What are some of the signs of thyrotoxicosis, altered bone metabolism, and occult atrial fibrillation among these women? Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Thyrotoxicosis, BMD, and AF in Women With Hyperthyroidism Thyrotoxicosis, BMD, and AF in Women With Hyperthyroidism
What are some of the signs of thyrotoxicosis, altered bone metabolism, and occult atrial fibrillation among these women? Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 19, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Hyperthyroidism: Too Much Of A Good Thing
By: Dr. Alan Christianson When someone you know is living with hypothyroidism, it can be tempting to think that if only the doctor would prescribe an extra helping of thyroid hormone, your friend or loved one would feel so much better and would enjoy life more. And in some cases, an extra helping might be in order. In other cases, not so much. Too much thyroid hormone can actually be dangerous, which is why doctors are loathe to bump the levothyroxin dosage up an extra 25 micrograms or so for one of their patients who's still experiencing hypothyroid symptoms. Tests always come first, and there's a good reason for that....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hyperthyroidism
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 1, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Flame retardant commonly used in furniture 'increases the risk of thyroid problems'
A Harvard study is the first to link the flame retardant chemical polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) with conditions including hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, goiter and Hashimoto's disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic test shows risk for serious adverse reaction to toxic goitre treatment
Adverse drugs reactions are a leading cause of admission to hospital. Genetic variation is believed to contribute to a majority of serious immune-mediated adverse drug reactions. Now gene variants that predict the risk of a serious adverse reaction to drugs used for the treatment of hyperthyroidism have been found by researchers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 4, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

New guidelines explain how to monitor and treat hyperthyroid cats
Over the last 30 or so years, veterinary professionals' understanding of clinical feline hyperthyroidism has evolved tremendously. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 3, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

New guidelines explain how to monitor and treat hyperthyroid cats
(SAGE) Over the last 30+ years, veterinary professionals' understanding of clinical feline hyperthyroidism has evolved tremendously. The Guidelines for the Management of Feline Hyperthyroidism, from the American Association of Feline Practitioners, are published today in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Subclinical Hyperthyroidism Disease Tied to Higher Mortality
Subclinical hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism are both linked to higher mortality in the elderly, with the greatest mortality increases found in those with thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) values above 6.38 mIU/L, according to a retrospective cohort study. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 29, 2016 Category: Health Management Authors: Bianca Nogrady Source Type: news

Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism and breast cancer risk: a nationwide cohort study
Sogaard et al. have investigated the association between thyroid function and breast cancer risk. The study has received extensive media coverage, e.g. Mail Online European Journal of Endocrinology (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 28, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thyroid disease and breast cancer: Is there a link?
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in the United States, and thyroid disorders affect millions of American women. Many breast cancers are sensitive to hormones like estrogen, and according to researchers, thyroid hormone has estrogen-like effects at high levels. So, for years, scientists have wondered whether having too much thyroid hormone might promote the development of breast cancer. A new study suggests the answer could be “yes.” It’s all about the thyroid The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck that produces thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone affect...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mallika Marshall, MD Tags: Breast Cancer Health Thyroid Disorders Women's Health Source Type: news

Subclinical hyperthyroidism disease tied to higher mortality in elderly
Subclinical hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism are both linked to higher mortality in the elderly, with the greatest mortality increases found in those with thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) values... (Source: Clinical Endocrinology News)
Source: Clinical Endocrinology News - March 29, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

UCLA researchers develop sophisticated open-source program for analyzing thyroid health
UCLA researchers have developed a software program that simulates the response of the human thyroid hormone regulation system to a variety of treatments and diseases. The open-source program, Thyrosim, can be used by clinicians, researchers and educators to accurately gauge the impacts of thyroid treatments and to develop more effective remedies for thyroid problems. The research appears on the cover of the peer-reviewed journal Thyroid. Principal investigator Joseph DiStefano III, a distinguished professor of computer science and medicine and chair of the UCLA Computational and Systems Biology Interdepartmental ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 29, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: New Boxed Warning on severe liver injury with propylthiouracil
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added a Boxed Warning to the label for propylthiouracil, a drug used to treat hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), to include information about reports of severe liver injury and acute liver failure, some of which have been fatal, in adult and pediatric patients using this medication. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - March 24, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Finding the Healer Within
A new patient came to me for an acute infection, and I thought it would be a quick and easy visit. During her exam, I asked about her weight, as she was quite thin. She had been recently diagnosed with Graves disease and was just now regaining the significant weight she had lost. Graves disease is an autoimmune disease of the thyroid, also known as hyperthyroidism. The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck that controls our metabolism, among other processes and hers was on overdrive. When she was diagnosed, her endocrinologist said immediately, "we'll just remove your thyroid." My pat...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pushy or rude patients 'more likely' to be misdiagnosed
Conclusion This study aimed to investigate the effect of difficult patient behaviour on diagnostic accuracy in the general practice consulting room.  The findings suggested that when faced with difficult patients, a doctor is more likely to make a mistake in diagnosis; however, with a little time to reflect, more accurate diagnoses are made. The main limitation is that we cannot be sure whether this study reflects real clinical practice. The use of text-based situations can’t really be compared to the effect of a real patient in the consulting room, who the doctor can speak to themselves. In reality, what...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Lifestyle/exercise Mental health Source Type: news

Hyperthyroidism Raises Breast Cancer RiskHyperthyroidism Raises Breast Cancer Risk
Women with hyperthyroidism have an increased risk of developing breast cancer, but hypothyroidism appears to protect against the disease, new Danish registry data indicate. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - February 22, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Overactive Thyroid Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
But researchers added that their study did not prove cause-and-effect Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overactive Thyroid Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 -- Women who have an overactive thyroid gland might be at greater risk for breast cancer, a new study suggests. A team of Danish researchers found that women with the condition -- called hyperthyroidism -- appeared to face... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 11, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Women with an overactive thyroid are 'at greater risk of breast cancer'
Danish scientists women suffering hyperthyroidism, where they produce high levels of the hormone thyroxine, have an 11 per cent greater chance of breast cancer, than the rest of the population. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

[Editors' Choice] Engineered cells to treat hyperthyroidism
Cells with engineered circuits maintain thyroid hormone balance in hyperthyroid mice. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - February 10, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Nancy Gough (mailto:ngough at aaas.org) Source Type: news

Thyroid or Treats: What's Really Preventing You From Losing Weight
Have you been eating healthy, avoiding sugar, going to the gym but still struggling to lose weight? If that's the case, you might want to think about getting your thyroid checked. Your thyroid plays an important part in regulating your metabolism and can affect your ability to lose weight. So, if you find yourself struggling to squeeze into your favorite pair of jeans despite following your New Year's resolution, stop thinking it's' your fault and instead find out if something else might be going on with that small butterfly-shaped gland in front of your windpipe. Patients often seem surprised when I say there might be som...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better Adherence to Antithyroid Drug and Risk of StrokeBetter Adherence to Antithyroid Drug and Risk of Stroke
Can good adherence to antihyperthyroid drugs reduce the risk of ischemic stroke in patients with hyperthyroidism, independent of atrial fibrillation? International Journal of Clinical Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Does Your Feline Companion Suffer From 'Twitchy Cat' Syndrome?
Felines are unique creatures. Your cat's physiology is distinctive, as are her nutritional requirements. Even the way her body is constructed -- her incredible physical flexibility -- is distinct from most other creatures. Another thing that is very unusual about cats is their tendency to develop a weird disorder called feline hyperesthesia. This is a medical term for what is more commonly referred to as "twitchy cat syndrome." Other technical names for the condition include neuritis and atypical neurodermatitis. Symptoms of Feline Hyperesthesia Hyperesthesia is a condition in which the skin on a cat's back rippl...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autoimmune diabetes may be linked to thyroid dysfunction
Researchers have identified robust, gender-neutral associations between autoimmune diabetes and an increased prevalence of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism and the presence of thyroid peroxidase antibodies; their study is published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 18, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thinking About Pregnancy? Think About Your Thyroid!
Fertility specialists have long noticed a relationship between thyroid disorders and reproductive health issues including irregular periods, difficulty getting pregnant, and multiple miscarriages early in pregnancy. During Thyroid Awareness Month and with new research, it's worth knowing about a not uncommon and treatable problem that may be affecting your plans for a new family. An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) or overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) may be present even in healthy young women and can affect reproduction at every stage from conception, poor fetal growth, premature birth and stillbirth. Not having en...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Subclinical Hyperthyroidism Linked to Frailty in Older Men Subclinical Hyperthyroidism Linked to Frailty in Older Men
The association between subclinical hyperthyroidism and frailty at baseline was particularly strong among men aged 65 to 74, but no relationship was found with subclinical hypothyroidism. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - November 17, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Subclinical hyperthyroidism increases frailty risk in older men
The risk for prevalent frailty in older men was increased with presence of subclinical hyperthyroidism, according to recent study findings published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 16, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Iodine May Be Safer Alternative for Graves' Disease in Pregnancy Iodine May Be Safer Alternative for Graves' Disease in Pregnancy
A Japanese study "suggests that the view that we have about iodine being dangerous to the hyperthyroid person and to the fetus may need to be revised," says an expert observer. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - October 30, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news