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Does Radioactive Iodine Treatment Cause Cancer?

We've got the answers to your biggest questions about RAI treatment for hyperthyroidism.

By Mary Shomon
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Pregnancy Complications and Your Thyroid

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

By Mary Shomon
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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.

By Mary Shomon
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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
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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.

By Mary Shomon
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Thyroid Patients: Are You Making These Supplement Mistakes?

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

By Mary Shomon
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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.

By Mary Shomon
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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
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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
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First Trimester Exposure to Anti-Thyroid Drugs Associated with Birth Defects

A study finds that the combination of two anti-thyroid medications during the first trimester can harm your baby before they’re even born.

By Stephanie Stephens