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

How cats and dogs are consuming and processing parabens
(American Chemical Society) Many households can claim at least one four-legged friend as part of the family. But pets that primarily stay indoors can have increased rates of diseases, such as diabetes, kidney diseases and hypothyroidism compared with those that stay exclusively outside. Some scientists propose that chemical substances in the home could contribute to these illnesses. One group has examined how pets could be exposed to parabens, as reported in ACS' journal Environmental Science& Technology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Treating hypothyroidism to stop a stubborn surgical complication
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) For the first time, researchers have linked radiation-damaged thyroid glands to poor surgical outcomes. The solution may be as simple as a common hormone supplement. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Do You Have Thyroid Problems? Make Sure Your Doctor Is Treating You And Not Your Blood Tests
Although almost half of all elderly patients treated for subclinical hypothyroidism experience complications from prescribed medication, the popularity of this diagnosis& treatment keep growing. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

Make Sure Your Doctor Is Treating You And Not Your Blood Tests
Although almost half of all elderly patients treated for subclinical hypothyroidism experience complications from prescribed medication, the popularity of this diagnosis& treatment keep growing. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

Month of Birth and Subsequent Autoimmune Hypothyroidism Month of Birth and Subsequent Autoimmune Hypothyroidism
Might birth month be associated with the development of autoimmune hypothyroidism?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Subclinical hypothyroidism patients no more likely to suffer from depression
A study published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism suggests that people with subclinical hypothyroidism are not at a higher risk of suffering from depression. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 9, 2018 Category: Endocrinology 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

Mild Low Thyroid Levels May Affect a Woman's Fertility
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Female Infertility, Hypothyroidism (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Levothyroxine Dose Adjustment in Hypothyroid Pregnant Women Levothyroxine Dose Adjustment in Hypothyroid Pregnant Women
This study assesses two algorithms for levothyroxine dose adjustment in hypothyroid women during pregnancy. How do they compare?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Hypothyroidism symptoms: Woman naturally REVERSED condition by cutting THIS from her diet
HYPOTHYROIDISM symptoms include weight gain, fatigue, and muscle pain. But, the condition could be reversed by cutting out refined flour and exercising, according to a former patient. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is Hashimoto?s disease?
Your thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ on the front of your neck. Its main function is to produce a thyroid hormone that regulates your metabolism. Hypothyroidism occurs when a person's thyroid function decreases. Hashimoto thyroditis, also known as Hashimoto?s disease, is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the U.S. ?Hashimoto?s disease causes chronic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 8, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Soy Isoflavones Inducing Overt Hypothyroidism Soy Isoflavones Inducing Overt Hypothyroidism
This case demonstrates that consuming certain foods containing soy isoflavones--in this case a health drink--can lead to severe hypothyroidism in persons with thyroid conditions.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Ultrasonography Not Necessary for Evaluation of Hypothyroidism
Detection of incidental nodules can lead to further testing, anxiety and may detract from true complaint (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 31, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

An Avoidable Mistake and a Wake-Up Call
Jane Doe was a frail 81-year-old female resident who had resided in a skilled nursing facility for 18 months. Her medical history included hypothyroidism from having had a total thyroidectomy when she was a young adult. She required levothyroxine daily. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - October 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: William C. Wilson Tags: LEGAL ISSUES Source Type: news

High-Normal Free Thyroxine Linked to Atrial-Fibrillation Risk High-Normal Free Thyroxine Linked to Atrial-Fibrillation Risk
A systematic review found no link, however, between AF risk and thyroid-stimulating hormone levels in the normal or subclinical hypothyroid range.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Levothyroxine Dose Tweaks Don't Alter Symptoms in Hypothyroidism Levothyroxine Dose Tweaks Don't Alter Symptoms in Hypothyroidism
Patients randomized to target either low-normal or high-normal thyroid levels with levothyroxine treatment show no significant differences in cognitive, mood, or quality-of-life measures.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

Hypothyroidism Related to Cancer Treatment Linked to Increased Survival Hypothyroidism Related to Cancer Treatment Linked to Increased Survival
Patients developing overt hypothyroidism associated with cancer treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors show significant gains in survival.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Hypothyroidism in Infants With CHD Exposed to Excess Iodine Hypothyroidism in Infants With CHD Exposed to Excess Iodine
Is there an association between exposure to excess iodine and the development of hypothyroidism among infants with congenital heart disease?Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news