Hypothyroidism

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What Is Myxedema?

Myxedema is a life-threatening form of hypothyroidism. Find out the causes, symptoms, and treatment for myxedema coma. Myxedema is a medical term used to describe a rare but life-threatening situation caused by untreated hypothyroidism.The thyroid...

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Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid gland that doesn't produce enough thyroid hormone. Reviewed by a board-certified endocrinologist.

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Can You Eat Soy If You Have a Thyroid Condition?

There is debate about whether soy foods can increase your risk of thyroid problems like goiter and hypothyroidism or affect your treatment. Learn the facts. It has been frequently suggested that eating soy may interfere with thyroid function,...

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Goitrogens, Thyroid Disease, and Your Diet

Goitrogens are found in many plant-based foods. Consuming high amounts of them on a regular basis may have an impact on your thyroid health. Goitrogens are naturally-occurring chemicals found in many plant-based foods. Consuming high amounts of...

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Living With Hypothyroidism

Learn how social and emotional support, eating right, exercising, and more can help you live your best life with hypothyroidism. Whether you're newly diagnosed with hypothyroidism or have been living with an underactive thyroid for years, there are...

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Diet and Hypothyroidism

Learn various strategies that people struggling to lose weight, especially those with hypothyroidism, can adopt in order to boost their metabolism. When you are living with hypothyroidism, figuring out what to eat can be a confusing process. This...

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How Hypothyroidism Is Treated

A look at the treatment of hypothyroidism with thyroid hormone medication, as well as the treatment of hypothyroidism in pregnancy and infants. Autoimmune Hashimoto's disease is the most common cause of an underactive thyroid gland, and there are...

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Causes and Risk Factors of Hypothyroidism

Read about the causes and risk factors of hypothyroidism, like having a family history of autoimmune disease or receiving radiation to the neck. Hypothyroidism may develop for a number of different reasons, the most common being an...

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How Hypothyroidism Is Diagnosed

Learn about the diagnostic tests doctors use to determine if a person has hypothyroidism, especially blood tests like the TSH and free T4 levels. If you have signs or symptoms of an underactive thyroid gland (called hypothyroidism), it's important...

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