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Thyroid Health

Hypothyroidism

When you have hypothyroidism and your thyroid gland doesn't produce enough thyroid hormone, you've got to find ways to give it a little boost. So, we're bringing you the nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle tips you need to boost your thyroid hormone and energy levels.

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Treatment

10 Warning Signs That Your Thyroid is Undertreated

Let’s take a look at the most common signs and symptoms that you are not getting sufficient treatment for your thyroid disease.

By Mary Shomon

The Latest

A Hypothyroidism Success Story

Undiagnosed Hypothyroidism: One Woman's Story

For decades, Lizzy, creator of the popular Miss Lizzy blog, lived with undiagnosed hypothyroidism. This condition is so easily missed because of its subtle and not so clear symptoms that could be attributed to many other factors. Lizzy would cite sym...

By Yumhee Park
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Tests

Hypo- Vs. Hyperthyroidism: Understanding Your Blood Tests

Learn more about blood tests for thyroid disease, and about hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.

By Mary Shomon
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Second Opinion

Why Some Endocrinologists Oppose Natural Thyroid Drugs

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

By Mary Shomon
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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.

By Mary Shomon
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Tests

My TSH Says I’m Fine – Now What?

Besides T3, T4, and TSH, what other thyroid tests should my doctor perform? Your TSH, and even your T3 and T4 tests, don’t always give the full picture.

By Ask HealthCentral
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Lifestyle

10 Famous Women With Thyroid Disease

These famous women battle fatigue, weight gain, and anxiety just like the rest of us who live with thyroid disease.

By Mary Shomon
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Risk Factors

Hysterectomy Wreaks Havoc on Your Hormones

A hysterectomy can cause major hormonal changs that put you at greater risk of thyroid cancer and other thyroid issues.

By Mary Shomon
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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...

By Mary Shomon
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Complications

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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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.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Meet the Experts

Mary Shomon
Patient Advocate

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