New research published in the journal Thyroid has shown that Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease and the most common cause of hypothyroidism -- an underactive thyroid -- in the U.S., has an effect on quality of life. Specifically, the study found that even when the thyroid levels are "normal," Hashimoto's thyroiditis can increase symptoms and reduce...
With respect to thyroid illness, myths and misconceptions abound. Here are 8 of these myths debunked. Myth 1: Only Older Women Develop Thyroid Problems While a woman by the age of 60 has a 1 in 5 chance of developing a thyroid problem, they are not the only people who develop thyroid conditions. Women are vulnerable to...
When it comes to cigarette smoking and thyroid disease, there are three major questions that many patients have: What is the relationship between smoking and thyroid disease? Is it worse to smoke if you have thyroid disease? and Is it a coincidence that a diagnosis of hypothyroidism sometimes comes not long after quitting smoking? Let's...
HOW TO SAVE A LIFE What is the difference between cardiopulmonary arrest and a heart attack? Definitions, signs, symptoms and what to do
Many people use the terms interchangeably but a heart attack and a cardiac arrest are not the same thing BOTH can be deadly, but a heart attack and a cardiopulmonary, or cardiac, arrest are not the same thing. Here is a quick guide to the two conditions – and what to do in the case of...
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