Hyperthyroidism

Your thyroid gland is an overachiever - producing more thyroid hormone than your body needs. Maintaining your optimal thyroid level can be challenging — that's why we're bringing you the lifestyle tips and guidance you need to keep your levels normalized.

My TSH Says I’m Fine – Now What?

Sometimes, your TSH, and even your T3 and T4 tests don’t always give the full picture. If your tests come back “normal,” and you still feel like something is off, you may want to ask your doctor to consider these tests as well.

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What Do I Do If I Forgot to Take My Thyroid Meds?

“Do I take it immediately? Do I double up? How will it be affected if I just ate or drank? Help!” We’ve got you covered.

By Ask HealthCentral

Is Thyroid Disease Putting a Damper on Your Game — or Enhancing it?

Thyroid conditions can affect both the physical and mental abilities of athletes. As always, proper treatment is key — but be warned that too much treatment can lead to doping controversies.

By Mary Shomon

What NOT to Take With Your Thyroid Medication

You'd be surprised at all of the seemingly harmless medications and supplements that could be blocking your absorption of your thyroid medication, making it seem like you never even took your thyroid meds at all.

By Mary Shomon

How Your Teeth Are Affected By Your Thyroid

Do you ever wonder why your dentist may ask you if you have thyroid disease? (If they don’t, they should be.) These are the dental treatments and procedures that can have a negative impact on your thyroid.

By Mary Shomon

Beauty and the Beast — Also Known As, Your Thyroid

Your thyroid problem could be the culprit for that dry skin, hair loss, puffiness, and problematic nails. Here are some thyroid beauty tips, product recommendations, and approaches for specific hair, skin, and nail challenges.

By Mary Shomon

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 ...

By Mary Shomon

11 Tips for Managing Menopause and Thyroid Disease

When you’re a woman over 40, symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, and weight changes are common. But are they due to a thyroid condition, or is it related to menopause? Let’s explore what you need to know about perimenopause, menopause, and your thyr...

By Mary Shomon

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.

By Mary Shomon

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?

By Mary Shomon

Why Is Thyroid Disease the Butt of the Joke?

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

By Mary Shomon

Meet the Experts

Mary Shomon

Patient Expert

Mary Shomon is a patient advocate and bestselling author on thyroid disease, diabetes, weight loss and hormonal health.

Mary Shomon

Patient Expert

Mary Shomon is a patient advocate and bestselling author on thyroid disease, diabetes, weight loss and hormonal health.