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Doctor making patient feel better about handling flare up.
Symptoms

10 Red Flags of a Hypothyroidism Flare

Are you tired and sad? Are you reaching for the moisturizer and a sweater … but you can't remember where you left them? You might be having a flare-up of your hypothyroidism.

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Nutrition

Can Intermittent Fasting Help Your Diabetes?

If you have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, intermittent fasting could potentially improve, or even reverse, your condition.

Doug Plaut.
Profile

Let’s Just Call Him ‘Unbreakable Doug Plaut’

Doug Plaut appears on the Emmy-nominated hit Netflix show “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” but it’s his story of overcoming thyroid cancer at a young age that makes him unbreakable.

Woman frustrated with complications of her polycystic ovary syndrome.
Complications

Is it PCOS, or Hypothyroidism — Or Both?

One of the most common signs of PCOS — ovarian cysts — are also frequently seen in women with hypothyroidism. If you have ovarian cysts and your doctor suspects that you have PCOS, make sure that he or she evaluates your thyroid before diagnosing you with or treating you for PCOS.

A woman comforts her friend with low blood sugar.
Complications

Hypoglycemia: 10 Signs of Low Blood Sugar

If you live with diabetes, you should know these signs of low blood sugar so you can catch it early to prevent dangerous complications.

Peaches in oatmeal.
Nutrition

The Most Bizarre Diabetes Cures and Remedies

People have been promoting all sorts of "cures" for diabetes since ancient times. Take a look at some of the most bizarre diabetes remedies of all time.

Fatigue setting in at office.
Diagnosis

Is it Hypothyroidism, or Something Else?

The best way to know if you have hypothyroidism, or any thyroid condition, is to get bloodwork done. But if you have a hunch that you have hypothyroidism, check out these symptoms, diagnosis details, and treatment options.

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Symptoms

You Might Have an Underactive Thyroid if…

If you’re feeling extra tired or can’t seem to lose weight despite your best efforts, you might have an underactive thyroid. Check into these 12 symptoms of hypothyroidism.

Lifestyle

The Ideal Hypothyroid Lifestyle

These simple changes that make a big impact, can help you live your best life with hypothyroidism. It’s about being aware of what’s going in to your body and when, and what you're doing with your body the rest of the day.

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Risk Factors

Melatonin May Help Lower Diabetes Risk

Your type 2 diabetes risk may be affected by the melatonin levels in your body. Learn how this common sleep supplement affects your hormonal health.