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Baby

Helping Your Hypothyroid Child

Whether your child or teen has congenital or acquired hypothyroidism, these are the symptoms and treatments you should be aware of.

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Men's Health

Men Can Get Thyroid Disease Too

Though it's eight times more likely in women, men can still get thyroid disease. Here are the symptoms, complications, and treatments men should know about.

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Tests

Reverse T3: A Roadblock to Thyroid Succes

Conventional endocrinologists don’t test for reverse T3 (RT3), but it can play an important part in your thyroid function, and can be set off by something as simple as stress.

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Living With

Everything You Need to Know About Thyroiditis

There are several different types of thyroiditis, each with their own set of causes, symptoms, and treatments. Find the type that you fall into and the course of action needed to live a healthy lifestyle.

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Second Opinion

Why are Endocrinologists So Opposed to Natural Thyroid Drugs?

One of our thyroid patient experts weighs in with her opinion on this controversial thyroid treatment.

Medication

Do You Need T3?

Traditional treatment for thyroid hormone replacement is T4, but more and more patients are turning to T3 to balance their levels.

Risk Factors

Thyroid Patients: Are You Making These Supplement Mistakes?

These supplements can throw off your thyroid meds and make them ineffective.

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Treatment

How is Hypothyroidism Treated?

Featuring traditional and nontraditional options.

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Complications

Thyroid Disorders and Miscarriage

Here's what you should know about the risk of miscarriage with thyroid disease, and 9 ways to help you have a healthy baby.

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Living With

Your Thyroid and the Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

If you have high-normal levels of thyroid hormone within the reference range, research now confirms that you face an increased risk of atrial fibrillation.