Why doctors now warn against routinely treating mild thyroid issues
Giving daily levothyroxine pills to people with a mild abnormality called subclinical hypothyroidism offers no benefit, a review of 21 clinical trials suggests. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Mild Hypothyroidism Being Overtreated, Avoid Pills, Says Panel Mild Hypothyroidism Being Overtreated, Avoid Pills, Says Panel
In a"strong recommendation," an international panel of experts advise that patients with subclinical hypothyroidism should not be routinely prescribed levothyroxine; evidence shows few benefits.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Thyroid treatment is being over-prescribed in the UK
Research published in theBMJsuggests that lifelong treatment for hypothyroidism is not always necessary or beneficial for patients with mild cases.BBC (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 16, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thyroid Hormones Not Endorsed for Subclinical Hypothyroidism
Almost all adults with SCH would not benefit from treatment with thyroid hormones (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Thyroid Hormones Not Endorsed for Subclinical Hypothyroidism
WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 -- Thyroid hormones are not recommended for adults with subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH), according to an article published online May 14 in The BMJ. Geertruida E. Bekkering, Ph.D., from KU Leuven in Belgium, and colleagues... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

‘Avoid’ hormone treatment in adults with mild thyroid problems
Thyroid hormones should not be routinely offered to adults with a mildly underactive thyroid gland – known as subclinical hypothyroidism – a panel of international experts has warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Dr Martin Scurr answers your health questions 
Here, the Daily Mail's resident GP answers your health concerns in his weekly column. Today, he looks at a hypothyroid crisis, which can be fatal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 5 causes of cold intolerance
While some people simply get colder more easily than others, cold intolerance can also result from an underlying medical condition. In this article, learn about possible causes of feeling cold all the time, including hypothyroidism, anemia, and Raynaud ’s disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Does Hypothyroidism Impact Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence or Death?
Researchers evaluated whether breast cancer patients with hypothyroidism at diagnosis or who develop it later have an increased risk of recurrence or death. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Christina Bennett, MS Source Type: news

A selenium/myo-inositol combination can naturally heal Hashimoto’s disease
(Natural News) Hashimoto’s disease is one of the most common causes of hypothyroidism in the U.S., affecting at least one out of 20 people. A recent study, however, showed that the combination of selenium and myoinositol can work wonders with people who have this autoimmune condition. The study, which appeared in the journal European Review for Medical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hypothyroidism Limits Adaptation to Cold Environments Hypothyroidism Limits Adaptation to Cold Environments
Therapy seems to relieve the symptoms, and patients with hypothyroidism show significant increases in energy expenditure after being treated to normalize hormone levels.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 25, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Mona Lisa may have had hypothyroidism
In a recent opinion article, published in Hormones-International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, an endocrinologist theorises that Mona Lisa may have suffered from severe hypothyroidism.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pediatric endocrinologist gives iconic 'Mona Lisa' a second medical opinion
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Michael Yafi, MD, refutes the most recent hypothesis that 'Lisa' had hypothyroidism and psychomotor retardation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

TSH and Pregnancy: Finding Your Way Out of the Gray Zone TSH and Pregnancy: Finding Your Way Out of the Gray Zone
Which patients with subclinical hypothyroidism in pregnancy would benefit from levothyroxine treatment? Dr Korevaar shares three tips to help guide the decision-making process.Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do I have chills without a fever?
Potential causes of chills without a fever include hypothyroidism and exercising in intense cold. Treatment may be unnecessary unless a fever develops or chills recur. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements, hypothyroidism could lower risk of T-zone lymphoma in dogs
(Morris Animal Foundation) Dogs that receive omega-3 fatty acid supplements or have hypothyroidism may be less likely to develop T-zone lymphoma (TZL). Those are two findings from Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at Colorado State University, who studied associations of environment and health history of the disease among golden retrievers. They published their results in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Functional Decline and Psychosocial Changes With Parkinson ’s Disease
Mr. R is a 79-year-old white male with a history of Parkinson ’s disease, hypothyroidism, depression, benign prostatic hypertrophy, degenerative joint disease, and hypertension. He transitioned into the nursing home 3 years ago when his care needs, especially for transfers and ambulation, increased. At the time of admission, he was no longer able to transfer independently or ambulate the short distance to the bathroom. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Barbara Resnick, Paige Hector Tags: Interdisciplinary Teams Source Type: news

Liver disease in overweight children linked to subclinical hypothyroidism
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in obese Latino children may be linked to subclinical hypothyroidism, according to research presented at the Endocrine Society annual meeting.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 29, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hypothyroidism: Foods to eat and avoid
Certain diets can improve hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid, while others can make the symptoms worse. In this article, we look at which foods and nutrients to eat and avoid to improve the symptoms of hypothyroidism. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hypothyroid Source Type: news

Manage your underactive thyroid with these essential nutrients
(Natural News) Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones to keep the body functioning normally. Eating well-balanced meals is an important part of regulating a dysfunctional thyroid and the factors that contribute to the disease. Here are seven nutrients essential for hypothyroidism: Vitamin A: Vitamin A deficiency... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Men and Women Experience Bipolar Disorder Differently?
Bipolar disorder affects men and women in equal numbers, and the symptoms are essentially identical. But some key differences do exist—differences that might be due to biological factors, and social ones, too. For starters, research has consistently shown that women have higher rates of bipolar II disorder, “which typically presents as a chronic depressive disorder with periods of hypomania,” according to Candida Fink, MD, a board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with a private practice in Westchester, N.Y. There’s a misconception that bipolar II disorder is less severe than bipola...
Source: Psych Central - March 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Disorders Gender General Men's Issues Women's Issues Bipolar Disorder bipolar disorder and pregnancy bipolar I Bipolar Ii Gender Differences men and bipolar disorder menopause and bipolar disorder menstruation and bipolar Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 12 signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, is when the thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones. Low levels of thyroid hormones can cause a wide range of symptoms. Learn about 12 common signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hypothyroid Source Type: news

Hypothyroidism in the Elderly Hypothyroidism in the Elderly
Find out which elderly patients with hypothyroidism may benefit most from treatment -- and which treatment options should be considered.Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Rise of Home Thyroid Testing Brings Promise and Concerns The Rise of Home Thyroid Testing Brings Promise and Concerns
Endocrinologists react to the emerging trend of consumers testing themselves for hypothyroidism outside of the doctor's office.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Article Source Type: news

Hypothyroidism: Does it cause joint pain?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US Docs More Likely to Prescribe T3/T4 Combo Tx for Hypothyroid US Docs More Likely to Prescribe T3/T4 Combo Tx for Hypothyroid
In survey findings the authors describe as surprising, physicians in North America were more likely to prescribe combination LT4/LT3 therapy for hypothyroidism than those practicing elsewhere.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

These are the foods you should avoid if you have an underactive thyroid
(Natural News) Hypothyroidism is a condition that affects 4.6 percent of Americans aged 12 years and older. While most cases are mild, this puts the hormonal disorder in the same list as other chronic diseases like epilepsy and severe gum disease, which affect 1.2 and 9 percent of adults in the U.S., respectively, according to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TH Status During Levothyroxine Therapy in Hypothyroidism TH Status During Levothyroxine Therapy in Hypothyroidism
Does levothyroxine therapy effectively restore thyroid hormone signaling in patients with overt hypothyroidism?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Thousands of women are missing out on a vital thyroid drug after 60-fold rise in price by makers
The cost of a course of liothyronine – used to treat an underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism – rocketed from £4.50 to £258 in 2016, after its maker used a loophole to inflate the price. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thyroid disorders may increase heart failure severity
Research, published inCirculation: Heart Failure, suggests that heart failure may be more severe if patients suffer from subclinical hypothyroidism or low T3 syndrome.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Can'Normal' T4 Levels Increase AF Risk? Can'Normal' T4 Levels Increase AF Risk?
To minimize AF risk, should T4 levels be monitored in patients being treated for hypothyroidism?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

When You ’ re Struggling with Self-Loathing in Bipolar Disorder
Many people with bipolar disorder struggle with self-loathing. Maybe the self-loathing starts as the depressive phase does with all sorts of awful thoughts about yourself. Because that’s how depression works: It outright lies, and inflicts pain. You can’t do anything right. You’re an abject failure. You’re also stupid. And worthless, and no one will ever really love you for you. You are not attractive or thin or strong enough. You are weak, and you are an embarrassment. Maybe it happens after a manic or hypomanic episode, because you feel terrible about what you did or said during th...
Source: Psych Central - December 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Disorders General Self-Esteem Self-Help Autoimmune Disease Bipolar Disorder Mood Disorder Negative Thoughts Self Hatred Self Loathing Source Type: news

Hypothyroidism and Atrial Fibrillation
Overtreating Hypothyroidism: Link to Atrial Fibrillation (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Overtreating Hypothyroidism: Link to Atrial Fibrillation Overtreating Hypothyroidism: Link to Atrial Fibrillation
The new findings from more than 170,000 patients are consistent with previous smaller studies, suggesting the possible need to re-think free T4 in hypothyroidism treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Overtreating Hyperthyroidism: Link to Atrial Fibrillation Overtreating Hyperthyroidism: Link to Atrial Fibrillation
The new findings from more than 170,000 patients are consistent with previous smaller studies, suggesting the possible need to re-think free T4 in hypothyroidism treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Dual Newborn Screenings for Primary Congenital Hypothyroidism Dual Newborn Screenings for Primary Congenital Hypothyroidism
This report demonstrates the value of a two-screen approach in identifying congenital hypothyroidism cases in newborns, optimizing both screening sensitivity and specificityMedscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None Journal Article Source Type: news

Hypothyroidism drug improved with zinc
The new drug poly-zinc-liothyronine may perform better than liothyronine in patients with hypothyroidism who do not respond to levothyroxine, according to research published inThyroid.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thyroid Disease | Medscape Thyroid Disease | Medscape
Review in-depth clinical information, latest medical news, and guidelines for thyroid disease, including hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Read about evaluation of thyroid disease, hypothyroidism symptoms, and how these differ from the symptoms of hyperthyroidism, as well as the management of thyroid disorders to alleviate thyroid symptoms and reduce the risk for complications. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy Not Beneficial in Subclinical Hypothyroidism
FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 -- Thyroid hormone therapy is not associated with improvements in general quality of life or thyroid-related symptoms in non-pregnant adults with subclinical hypothyroidism, according to a review published in the Oct. 2 issue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Potential therapy for treatment-resistant hypothyroidism proves effective in lab study
(Rush University Medical Center) A new 'metal-coordinated' drug-delivery technology potentially could be used to supplement the standard therapy for hypothyroidism, which affects nearly 10 million Americans, and many more patients worldwide, according to results of a study published in the journal Thyroid this month. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Home remedies for hypothyroidism
(Natural News) When a person has hypothyroidism or an underactive thyroid, it means their thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough hormones. This condition can bring about symptoms like weight gain, constipation, and even depression. A patient with a severe case of hypothyroidism may have to take synthetic hormones to replace the ones that their thyroid can’t produce. However, these synthetic hormones may have negative... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is My Teenager Depressed or Just Moody? 8 Questions to Consider Before Getting Help
Teenagers are supposed to be moody, right? One moment they are happy and laughing about a silly Youtube video and the next they are slamming their door to their room and crying into their pillow.  You tell yourself “Its just hormones,” and try to brush it off. Chances are you are right. Most teenagers do fluctuate in mood to some extent and that is normal. I have a friend who even nicknamed her teen the “Threen-ager” because her daughter resorted to teen meltdowns when she didn’t get her way. But how do you know if your teen is just moody or if he or she is depressed or even anxious? Kno...
Source: Psych Central - October 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Amy Topelson, MA, MA, LPC, NCC Tags: Children and Teens Depression Parenting School Issues Students Suicide Source Type: news

Usually no benefit in treating subclinical hypothyroidism
Data do not support routine use of hormone therapy in adults with subclinical hypothyroidism Related items fromOnMedica Amiodarone: thyroid monitoring Hyperthyroidism: diagnosis and management First trimester exposure to antithyroid drugs linked with birth defects Update treatment guidelines for underactive thyroid, urge doctors (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Treating Subclinical Hypothyroidism Is of Little Benefit Treating Subclinical Hypothyroidism Is of Little Benefit
A meta-analysis of 21 randomized controlled trials shows no improvement in symptoms or quality of life, yet treatment is common.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Hormone Tx May Not Benefit Subclinical Hypothyroidism (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Therapy not associated with not improvements in thyroid-related symptoms, general QoL (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - October 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mild Hypothyroidism in Childhood Mild Hypothyroidism in Childhood
What factors should be considered when determining the best treatment course for mild hypothyroidism in children? This review provides an update.Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about common thyroid disorders
The thyroid gland releases hormones that regulate a person ’s metabolism. Thyroid disorders may occur if the gland releases too much or too little hormone. In this article, learn about hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid nodules. We also look at their causes, such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Graves’ disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Does Hypothyroidism Explain Mona Lisa's Smile?
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Doubling of Congenital Hypothyroidism Cases in Ireland a Mystery Doubling of Congenital Hypothyroidism Cases in Ireland a Mystery
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news