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

Does Hypothyroidism Explain Mona Lisa's Smile? Does Hypothyroidism Explain Mona Lisa's Smile?
The unusual appearance and enigmatic smile of the Mona Lisa may be because she suffered from hypothyroidism following a pregnancy, say two experts in a new analysis of the famous painting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Sex Bias and Dissatisfied Patients With Hypothyroidism Sex Bias and Dissatisfied Patients With Hypothyroidism
Are women more likely to be dissatisfied with the management and treatment of their hypothyroidism than men?Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cholesterol Levels Remain High Despite T4 for Hypothyroidism Cholesterol Levels Remain High Despite T4 for Hypothyroidism
Despite their TSH levels being normalized with levothyroxine treatment, patients with hypothyroidism continue to show elevated cholesterol, a sign of continued thyroid signaling dysfunction.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Recall Alert: FDA Warning About Two Thyroid Medications
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Certain batches of hypothyroid medications are being recalled by Westminster Pharmaceuticals after one of its Chinese suppliers failed a US Food and Drug Administration inspection. The medication in question contains a combination of levothyroxine, called LT4, and liothyronine, called LT3. Both are synthetic thyroid hormones used when a person’s thyroid gland is no longer functioning properly. “While we stand behind the quality of our product, we are taking the utmost precaution by recalling our Thyroid, USP Tablets only to the wholesale level due to a recent inspection by t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Local TV Thyroid Source Type: news

Looking Past Dementia Reveals Hidden Life Threats
You and your partner just went into service when the radio begins to chirp, “Unit 10, respond Code 3 to Seniorville Nursing Facility for an 85-year-old female with altered mental status.” You kick the truck into gear and are quickly on scene. The patient’s nurse tells you that the patient has been at the facility for three days for rehabilitation after a hip replacement that occurred one week ago. The patient was initially OK, but over the last 24 hours has been anorexic (i.e., not eating), agitated and is refusing to allow healthcare providers to assess her. Her condition has become so severe that they b...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joseph K. Mesches, NRP, FP-C Tags: Exclusive Articles Patient Care Source Type: news

Looking Past Dementia Reveals Hidden Life Threats
Conclusion Acute delirium is commonly underdiagnosed, and can be masked by chronic alterations in cognition and mentation. Delirium has many causes, and can be assessed using the acronym DELIRIUM. The most common presentations suggesting delirium over dementia are short-term memory loss, rapid fluctuation in condition, acute alteration, and a condition present that may be responsible for delirium. Management includes searching for causes of acute alteration in mental status, negating environmental factors of delirium, and—only when necessary—reducing the patient’s threat to themselves or providers by usin...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - August 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joseph K. Mesches, NRP, FP-C Tags: Exclusive Articles Patient Care 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 specificityMorbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Tinkering With Levothyroxine: Does It Make a Difference? Tinkering With Levothyroxine: Does It Make a Difference?
Most physicians will carefully titrate levothyroxine to help their patients with hypothyroidism reach the TSH value at which they feel their best. But does it actually make a difference?Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Subclinical Hypothyroidism During Conception and Pregnancy Subclinical Hypothyroidism During Conception and Pregnancy
Find out about the benefits and risks of treatment for subclinical hypothyroidism among pregnant women and those planning conception.Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Second Infant TSH Screen Called Valuable
(MedPage Today) -- In Utah, about 20% of congenital hypothyroidism cases were found only on repeat screening (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - July 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Low levothyroxine doses during childhood linked to transient congenital hypothyroidism
A study inThyroid suggests that children given a lower dose of levothyroxine were more likely to develop transient congenital hypothyroidism, compared to those on a higher dose.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Subclinical Hypothyroidism and Incident Depression Subclinical Hypothyroidism and Incident Depression
This study examines the possible connection.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Long-term LT4 and LT3 Therapy for Improving Hypothyroidism Long-term LT4 and LT3 Therapy for Improving Hypothyroidism
Combination therapy of LT4 and LT3 for hypothyroidism has remained an experimental treatment. Is it beneficial and safe over the long-term?Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why is a prolactin level test done?
A prolactin level test is done to look for health conditions that relate to the hormone prolactin. Results may indicate pituitary disorders, hypothyroidism, kidney disease, or liver disease. Male and female fertility and milk production are also affected. Treatment for high levels includes medication. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical Devices / Diagnostics Source Type: news

Mild hypothyroidism in children increases risk of high cholesterol
According to a study, published inClinical Endocrinology, children with mild, subclinical hypothyroidism have a greater risk of having high total and non-HDL cholesterol levels.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sub-Clinical Hypothyroidism - To Treat or Not ?
Title: Sub-Clinical Hypothyroidism - To Treat or Not ?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 4/28/2001 11:15:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General)
Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General - June 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is myxedema and how is it treated?
Myxedema refers to both a form of severe hypothyroidism and a number of effects that hypothyroidism can have on the skin and other body tissues. Find out here why myxedema occurs, and the symptoms it can cause. We also examine a rare, life-threatening complication called myxedema coma that can occur in untreated cases. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hypothyroid Source Type: news

Lubbock Pediatrician, “a Giant Role Model,” Receives TMA’s Highest Honor
Among his many accomplishments, Surendra K. Varma, MD, likely prevented countless babies from intellectual and developmental disabilities. They are complications of congenital hypothyroidism, a treatable thyroid condition — for which Texas began to screen newborns in the 1970s. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does it mean when you have a cold nose?
A cold nose can be uncomfortable when the weather is chilly. But there can be other potential causes, including an underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism, and stress at work. Treatment depends on the cause of a cold nose, but there are many simple ways to get warmed up. Learn more here and when you should see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

THRT Reduces CVD in Diabetic Nephropathy With Hypothyroidism THRT Reduces CVD in Diabetic Nephropathy With Hypothyroidism
The administration of thyroid hormone replacement therapy may help lower the risk of developing CVD among patients with subclinical hypothyroidism and diabetic nephropathy.Endocrine Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Thyroid: Feeling like this could mean you have problems with the gland
THYROID glands can become less active, leading to symptoms of the condition hypothyroidism. It can be treated through administering medication after your GP has diagnosed the condition. These are symptoms you should watch out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improved survival rates linked to cancer treatment-induced hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism caused by tyrosine kinase inhibitors used in thyroid cancer treatment has been linked to longer survival rates, according to a study published inThyroid.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hypothyroidism After TKIs for Cancer Linked to Longer Survival Hypothyroidism After TKIs for Cancer Linked to Longer Survival
Overt hypothyroidism after tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) treatment for cancer is associated with a significant survival benefit, and the adverse effect may have prognostic value, say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Prehospital Assessment for Stroke Isn ’t Perfect
Prehospital assessment tools for neurological deficits aren’t perfect An approximately 30-year-old male answers the door to let you and your partner into the house you’ve been called to. Hank introduces himself and thanks you for coming, quickly adding that he’s concerned about his mother who’s “acting weird.” Hank tells you he stopped by his mom’s house for lunch and found her using paper plates to heat food on the stove. He stopped her before the plate ignited. His mother seemed confused and so he called 9-1-1. Patient Assessment Margaret, Hank’s 53-year-old mot...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dennis Edgerly, EMT-P Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Columns Source Type: news