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

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?
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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

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

What Causes Hyponatremia?
Discussion Normal kidneys regulate water balance to maintain a plasma osmolality of 275-290 mOsm/kg normally. Thirst and arginine vasopressin or antidiuretic hormone (ADH) are the primary regulators of plasma osmolality. ADH is made in the hypothalamus and released by the posterior pituitary gland. ADH acts on the kidney’s distal collecting duct to increase water reabsorption. ADH is appropriately released in hypovolemic states, such as dehydration caused by gastroenteritis. ADH has an ~10 minute half-life and therefore can respond to rapid changes in volume status. Sodium balance is regulated by aldosterone (as part...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 23, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized 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

A 15-Year-Old Girl With Palpitations: USMLE Question A 15-Year-Old Girl With Palpitations: USMLE Question
A 15-year-old with type 1 diabetes mellitus and hypothyroidism presents after an episode of shaking and palpitations. What is causing her symptoms?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Water fluoridation found to increase hypothyroidism risk by 30%
(Natural News) As millions of people suffer from thyroid problems and related issues like depression, it is time to take a closer look at our drinking water. That’s because a study has pointed to an unexpected culprit in the form of fluoride in drinking water. Researchers analyzed 98 percent of the GP practices in England,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes dizziness when bending over?
Feeling dizzy or lightheaded when bending over is a common complaint. Many of the causes of dizziness are not harmful, such as low blood pressure or a medication. It can also indicate treatable conditions, including anemia, hypothyroidism, and inner ear infections. Learn more about the causes and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Increased risk of mortality in older patients on levothyroxine
In some elderly patients with subclinical hypothyroidism, treatment with levothyroxine is linked to a higher risk of mortality, research presented at ENDO 2018 reports.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Postop Hypothyroidism Ups Risk for Fistula After Laryngectomy Postop Hypothyroidism Ups Risk for Fistula After Laryngectomy
For patients with cancer undergoing salvage laryngectomy, postoperative hypothyroidism is an independent predictor of wound complications, including fistula.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The best diets for Hashimoto's thyroiditis
Learn about what foods to eat and what foods to avoid to help alleviate symptoms of Hashimoto ’s disease. Do gluten-free or low-GI diets help? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hypothyroid Source Type: news

Hypothyroidism linked to higher risk of fistula after neck surgery
Patients with low thyroid function have an increased risk of suffering complications after surgery, a study in theAnnals of Surgical Oncology suggests.Newswise (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news