Troubling link found between pollution exposure in pregnancy, high blood pressure in children
High blood pressure typically occurs in adulthood, so when children develop the condition, it often means something is very wrong. A child might have kidney disease, hyperthyroidism or a heart problem. Obesity can also be a factor. But what about seemingly healthy youngsters whose blood pressure has shot up? Their risk, a study suggests, may […]Related:Top White House official in charge of pandemic response exits abruptlyDavid Goodall, 104, just took his own life, after making a powerful statement about assisted deathWhy kids and teens may face far more anxiety these days (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about multinodular goiter
A multinodular goiter is an enlarged thyroid gland with several nodules. It may not cause any symptoms, but a large goiter can cause difficulty breathing or swallowing or be related to hyperthyroidism. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for multinodular goiter, and its relation to cancer here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Diaphoresis: What causes excessive sweating?
Diaphoresis refers to excessive sweating with no clear cause. In this article, we look at the possible reasons for diaphoresis, including hyperthyroidism, diabetes, menopause, allergic reactions, and medication side effects. We also look at treatment options, how to prevent excessive sweating, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hyperthyroidism (Symptoms, Causes, Treatment Medication, Diet)
Title: Hyperthyroidism (Symptoms, Causes, Treatment Medication, Diet)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General)
Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General - April 30, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Could antipsychotic drugs affect thyroid function?
Findings of an Italian study, presented at the Schizophrenia International Research Society 2018 biennial meeting, suggest that patients being treated with antipsychotics for mental health disorders are also more likely to have hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Antipsychotics May Alter Thyroid Function Antipsychotics May Alter Thyroid Function
Patients with severe mental disorders are more likely to be in either a hypothyroid or a hyperthyroid state than others, say Norwegian scientists, who found that antipsychotic use may affect thyroid function.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Tackling Amiodarone-Induced Hyperthyroidism Tackling Amiodarone-Induced Hyperthyroidism
What should be done in cases of amiodarone-induced hyperthyroidism? A conversation with Igor Tauveron and Boris Hansel.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Expert Interview Source Type: news

Overactive thyroid: NINE signs you have hyperthyroidism - are you at risk?
OVERACTIVE thyroid symptoms can be vague and similar to other illnesses. These are the hyperthyroidism signs to look out for that signal you should see a GP, including weight loss and difficulty sleeping. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hyperthyroidism in Ischemic Heart Disease After Iodine Load Hyperthyroidism in Ischemic Heart Disease After Iodine Load
A new study examines the impacts of iodine load on thyroid function among patients with ischemic heart disease who underwent coronary angiography with iodine contrast media.Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Williams announces hiatus after Graves' disease diagnosis
Wendy Williams revealed on her show Wednesday that she's been ordered to take three weeks off to focus on her health after being diagnosed with Graves' disease and hyperthyroidism (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Yoga poses for thyroid conditions
Can yoga be beneficial for people with hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism? We look at the evidence and list the best yoga poses for thyroid health. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sports Medicine / Fitness Source Type: news

Biased signaling by thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor-specific antibodies determines thyrocyte survival in autoimmunity
The thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR) is a heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide–binding protein (G protein)–coupled receptor (GPCR). Autoimmune hyperthyroidism, commonly known as Graves’ disease (GD), is caused by stimulating autoantibodies to the TSHR. We previously described TSHR-specific antibodies (TSHR-Abs) in GD that recognize linear epitopes in the cleavage region of the TSHR ectodomain (C-TSHR-Abs) and induce thyroid cell apoptosis instead of stimulating the TSHR. We found that C-TSHR-Abs entered the cell through clathrin-mediated endocytosis but did not trigger endosomal maturation and fai...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - January 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Morshed, S. A., Ma, R., Latif, R., Davies, T. F. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

RAI-Associated Thyroid Antibodies Link to Neonatal Hyperthyroidism RAI-Associated Thyroid Antibodies Link to Neonatal Hyperthyroidism
Elevated maternal TSH-receptor antibodies in the third trimester following radioiodine treatment for Graves'disease are associated with an increased risk of hyperthyroidism in newborns.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Long-term, Low-Dose Methimazole Reduces Hyperthyroidism Relapses Long-term, Low-Dose Methimazole Reduces Hyperthyroidism Relapses
Patients with Graves'disease randomized to a median of 8 years of treatment with methimazole showed a significantly reduced risk of relapse compared with shorter-term treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

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

Study of Graves' Disease in Young People
We would like to highlight a trial that is looking at a novel way of treating Graves’ hyperthyroidism (Graves’ disease) in the young. (Source: The British Thyroid Foundation)
Source: The British Thyroid Foundation - February 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Featured 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