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Risk Factors

Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Linked to Higher Cardiovascular Risk

Researchers report sulfonylurea and insulin drugs can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease compared to other drugs. Here’s what you need to know.

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Symptoms

10 Red Flags of a Hyperthyroidism Flare

Are you wired, anxious, or feeling panicky? Is it hard to sleep? Are you running to the bathroom frequently? You might be having a flare-up of hyperthyroidism, and should get your levels checked ASAP.

Thyroid-friendly smoothies.
Nutrition

Smoothies That Can Help — or Harm — Your Thyroid

Smoothies are all the rage these days, and for good reason — they’re healthy, nutritious, and are typically pretty delicious. However, they can also be packed with certain veggies and supplements that could actually harm your thyroid, so watch out.

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Risk Factors

Menopause Before 45 Increases Your Risk of Diabetes

Did you go through menopause before the age of 45? Researchers think that you might be at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

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Diagnosis

Could Your Type 2 Diabetes Be Misdiagnosed?

If you've been diagnosed of type 2 diabetes, read this. Many people are being diagnosed with the wrong type of diabetes.

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Living With

Thyroid-Friendly Vitamins and Supplements

Learn about the vitamins and supplements — including vitamin D and selenium — that are good for your thyroid.

Metabolism

Metabolism-Boosting Tips for Thyroid Patients

If you feel like your metabolism is slower, even after thyroid treatment, you are very likely right. Here’s how you can boost and increase a slow metabolism.

Nutrition

Thyroid Patients: Is the Paleo Diet for You?

If you’re struggling to lose weight as a thyroid patient, the Paleo diet can help reduce inflammatory symptoms.

Nutrition

Which Foods Are Good for Thyroid Patients?

Explore foods good for people with thyroid conditions like hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

Lifestyle

Which Foods are Bad for Thyroid Patients?

Beware of some vegetables, soy, gluten, and canned foods, among others.