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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.

By Mary Shomon

Is It My Thyroid — Or Is Everyone Else Cold in Here, Too?

Everyone gets tired sometimes. Everyone’s body has temperature changes. And certainly, everyone can be moody on occasion. So how do you know when your fatigue, temperature fluctuation, and mood swings are a sign that your thyroid levels are off or rather a sign that you're just… human?

By Nikki Cagle

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.

By Mary Shomon

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.

No One Told Me Breastfeeding Would Be Hard With Thyroid Disease

We all know that breastfeeding has many benefits for you and your baby, but did you know that having thyroid disease could complicate your chances of breastfeeding? Find out how to increase your milk supply, and when it's okay to start weaning into formula.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

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

Is It Your Thyroid, Or Lyme Disease?

Diagnosed with hypothyroidism? If you don’t seem to be responding to traditional hormone replacement medicine, you may want to see if your symptoms match up with Lyme disease.

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

Can You Have Both Graves' AND Hashimoto's?

This is a common question about two separate yet similar autoimmune thyroid diseases. The truth is: You can have both, and at the same time.

By Ask HealthCentral