Thyroid Health

That butterfly-shaped gland in your neck can be the cause to so many of your hormonal and body changes (and problems). So much of your treatment revolves around lifestyle, so we've got you covered with nutrition, fitness, and treatment tips.

What NOT to Take With Your Thyroid Medication

You'd be surprised at all of the seemingly harmless medications and supplements that could be blocking your absorption of your thyroid medication, making it seem like you never even took your thyroid meds at all.

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The 10 Most Famous Women With Thyroid Disease

Stars, they’re just like us, right? Aside from the fact that they’re famous, these women battle fatigue, weight gain, and anxiety just like the rest of us battling thyroid disease.

By Mary Shomon

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

Having a Hysterectomy Can Wreak Havoc on Your Hormones

The hormonal changes that take place after a hysterectomy can greatly affect your thyroid — whether you already have thyroid conditions, or even whether it sparks the thyroid condition. In fact, a hysterectomy increases your risk of developing thyroid cancer.

By Mary Shomon

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

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

Thyroid Nodules: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

When a thyroid nodule is not cancerous and is benign, is it necessary to remove it anyway? No, not always. In fact, thyroid nodules are quite common. However, even aside from cancer, there are some reasons that thyroid nodules must go — like when they’re large and in charge.

By Ask HealthCentral

How Your Hypothyroidism Can Lead You To Develop Diabetes

The underlying side effects of hypothyroidism — including weight gain, elevated blood sugar, and other hormonally-related issues — contribute to your increased risk of insulin resistance, which is a crucial marker for the risk of type 2 diabetes.

By Mary Shomon

Everything You Need to Know About Thyroiditis

There are several different types of thyroiditis, each with their own set of causes, symptoms, and treatments. Find the type that you fall into and the course of action needed to live a healthy lifestyle.

By Mary Shomon

9 Tips For Men Who Care For Women With Hypothyroidism

Men, listen up. Women, share this with your men. This husband-and-wife team share their real and raw advice on how to be a supportive husband to a wife with hypothyroidism.

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

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.

Mary Shomon

Patient Expert

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