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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

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

Your Thyroid and Arthritis: What Came First?

In some cases, your thyroid disease can cause you to have an inflammatory joint disease that falls into the category of arthritis. In other cases, it could be the arthritis causing the thyroid disease.

By Mary Shomon

How Your Teeth Are Affected By Your Thyroid

Do you ever wonder why your dentist may ask you if you have thyroid disease? (If they don’t, they should be.) These are the dental treatments and procedures that can have a negative impact on your thyroid.

By Mary Shomon

10 Questions to Ask About Thyroid Cancer

Being diagnosed with thyroid cancer can be scary, confusing, and overwhelming, and all of the information you will receive will be just as overwhelming. You must relentlessly advocate for your health. Here are the top 10 questions to ask your doctor ...

By Anita Hubbard

Parathyroid Problems: Hypoparathyroidism and Hyperparathyroidism

Parathyroids are the pea-sized glands located on your thyroid gland that produce additional hormones to help regulate your body’s calcium. So what do you do when they start acting up?

By Mary Shomon

Thyroid Disease in Men

Though not as common as in women, men of all ages can also have thyroid disease. Here are the symptoms, complications, and treatments for hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer in men.

By Mary Shomon

Hypothyroid With High Cholesterol? You Don’t Have to Be

If you are hypothyroid and have high cholesterol, treating your underactive thyroid could resolve your cholesterol problems. Find out what your cholesterol levels should be, and the best treatment options.

By Mary Shomon

Helping Your Hypothyroid Child

Whether your child or teen has congenital or acquired hypothyroidism, these are the symptoms and treatments you should be aware of.

By Mary Shomon