Latest by Mary Shomon

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Symptoms

Is Your Thyroid Making Your Hair Fall Out?

People with an autoimmune thyroid disease such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or Graves’ disease are at higher risk of the autoimmune forms of alopecia – which is the medical term for hair loss. The good news is — there are ways to prevent and treat this ...

Living With

The Best and Most Popular Thyroid Books

Sixteen of the best books about living with (and dealing with) thyroid disease, for those who are newly diagnosed, pregnant, have Hashimoto’s disease, and so many more.

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Risk Factors

Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

Are you one of the millions of people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes? Learn about the common signs and symptoms you should watch for.

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Symptoms

Parathyroid Problems: Hypoparathyroidism and Hyperparathyroidism

Parathyroids are the pea-sized glands located on your thyroid gland that produce additional hormones to help regulate your body’s calcium. So what do you do when they start acting up?

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Lifestyle

Why Is Thyroid Disease the Butt of the Joke?

Comedians and jokesters have turned “fat-shaming” into “thyroid-shaming,” and it’s not OK.

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Complications

Is Your Thyroid Causing Sleep Problems?

An underactive or overactive thyroid is associated with a variety of sleep-related symptoms. A look at some of the ways that hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can affect your sleep, and some solutions to help ensure a good night’s rest, every night.

Treatment

13 Common Thyroid Disease Myths

Learn the truth behind 13 of the most common myths and misconceptions about thyroid disease.

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Diagnosis

Type 2 Diabetes? It Could Be LADA

Latent autoimmune diabetes of adults – also know as type 1.5 diabetes – is often mistaken for type 2 diabetes. Learn how to tell them apart.

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Tests

How to Use a Continuous Glucose Monitor

Learn how a continuous glucose monitor can automatically test your glucose levels to help you better manage type 1 diabetes.

Treatment

10 Warning Signs That Your Thyroid is Undertreated

Let’s take a look at the most common signs and symptoms that you are not getting sufficient treatment for your thyroid disease.