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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.

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Lifestyle

Wendy Williams, Oprah, and Sofia Vergara Are All Guilty of Tainting the Reality of Living With Thyroid Disease

Sadly, Williams isn’t the first celebrity to twist the reality of thyroid disease — Oprah Winfrey and Sofia Vergara also gave skewed views of this issue that affects upwards of 20 million Americans — and their guidance to the thyroid community could do more harm than good.

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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Complications

Must Read: Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria and Your Thyroid

Chronic idiopathic urticaria has connections to the thyroid condition Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Here's what you should know about these conditions.

By Eileen Bailey
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Should You Avoid Milk When Taking Daily Thyroid Medication?

Millions of thyroid patients taking levothyroxine cautioned to avoid milk with their medication.

By Mary Shomon
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The Controversy Over Natural Desiccated Thyroid Drugs

Why are natural desiccated thyroid drugs like Armour Thyroid and Nature-throid so controversial? It’s information that thyroid patients need to know.

By Mary Shomon
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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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Complications

Hashimoto's, Thyroid, and Celiac Disease: Is There a Link?

Having a sensitivity to gluten, whether Celiac or not, can increase your chance of developing thyroid disease.

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

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

Which Foods are Bad for Thyroid Patients?

Beware of some vegetables, soy, gluten, and canned foods, among others.

By Mary Shomon
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Risk Factors

Thyroid, Psoriasis, and Psoriatic Arthritis: How Autoimmune Conditions Are Related

Why does having psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis also raise your risks for thyroid conditions? Find out how these autoimmune conditions are related.

By Mary Shomon

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.