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Thyroid Health

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.

Thyroid blood profile.
Tests

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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Baby

Managing Your Thyroid When You’re Postpartum

Being postpartum comes with its own host of hormone complications, and when you throw in thyroid disease you end up with a double whammy. While you’re taking care of your baby, it’s also important to make sure you’re taking care of yourself — especially your thyroid disease.

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Complications

Pregnancy Complications and Your Thyroid

What you need to know if you’re planning on becoming, or are pregnant.

Woman getting a blood test taken at a lab.
Tests

DIY Thyroid Tests: What to Know Before You Go It Alone

Home thyroid test kits and direct-to-consumer lab services let you skip the doctor and check your hormone levels yourself. Find out when it make sense--and why you still need your M.D.

Wendy Williams.
Living With

What We Can All Learn From Wendy Williams’ Graves’ Disease Relapse

How many of you have been here? “For 19 years, Dr. Oz, everything’s been under control. I drank the radioactive iodine, which was supposed to have taken out the actual thyroid function. I’d replace it every day with a pill. A pill a day for 19 years. Everything was fine, until it wasn’t.”

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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.

Living With

The 7 Habits of Successful Thyroid Patients

What does it take to be successful as a thyroid patient? Here are seven habits that can help you not only survive but thrive, and truly live well with your thyroid condition.

Surgery

10 Questions to Ask Before Thyroid Surgery

Before scheduling surgery for your thyroidectomy, know what to expect by asking your doctor these 10 important questions.

Complications

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...

Woman having teeth cleaned at dentist.
Complications

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.

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.