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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

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.

By Mary Shomon

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.

By Mary Shomon

10 Thyroid Treatment Warnings to Watch For

If your doctor has ever told you that thyroid disease is easy to diagnose or treat, he may be mishandling your treatment.

By Mary Shomon

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.

By Ask HealthCentral

How to Create Greater Thyroid Awareness

In today’s socially technological world, tyhroid disease awareness is as easy as ‘sharing’ information with family and friends.

By Mary Shomon

Thyroid Patients: Are You Overmedicated?

How do you end up getting overmedicated for a thyroid condition and what are the signs, symptoms, and treatment for overmedication?

By Mary Shomon

Reverse T3: A Roadblock to Thyroid Succes

Conventional endocrinologists don’t test for reverse T3 (RT3), but it can play an important part in your thyroid function, and can be set off by something as simple as stress.

By Mary Shomon

10 Ways to Find the Best Thyroid Doctors

After a thyroid diagnosis, finding the right doctor is essential. Here are helpful tips, links, and list-serves to help you on your search.

By Mary Shomon

The Evolution of Thyroid Treatment

Thyroid diagnosis and treatment has come a long way in the last five years — in both the traditional and naturopathic fields.

By Mary Shomon