Navigation Links
It's January...Do You Know Where Your Thyroid Is? Thyroid Awareness Month Focuses on Millions of Undiagnosed Americans with Thyroid Problems
Date:1/12/2010

"postpartum" thyroid disease
  • Millions of women are offered hormone treatments to manage erratic periods or hot flashes, when thyroid problems -- not perimenopause or menopause -- may be the actual cause of the symptoms.
  • Patients continue to struggle with panic attacks, muscle aches/joint pains, hair loss, puffiness, constipation, and low sex drive, and many doctors never bother to test for the underlying problems that could be causing these symptoms.

  • KEY TIP: Don't assume that an annual physical or blood work includes thyroid evaluation or blood tests, because most do not.

    2. Do You Know What Tests to Ask For?

    Many people have been told by the doctor, "We've tested your thyroid, and it's normal."

    The public needs to be aware, however, that this is not enough information, and does not mean that a thyroid problem has been definitively ruled out.

    Many doctors rely on the TSH -- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone -- as their go-to test for thyroid disease. Sadly, however, doctors can't even agree as to what levels are normal for the TSH test! Some endocrinologists and physicians are behind the times, and believe that .5 to 5.5 is the normal level. (This is the range that most labs use as well.) Other physicians believe that levels above 2.5 are evidence of a thyroid condition and warrant treatment. With MILLIONS of people falling into that limbo -- a TSH between 2.5 and 5.5 -- there are many undiagnosed people with thyroid problems out there who are being told "your thyroid is normal" solely on the basis of a TSH test.

    Forward-thinking doctors also don't just test TSH, they test Free T4, Free T3, and autoimmune thyroid antibodies to get a more complete picture of thyroid function.

    Says Shomon, "If your doctor is using the old 0.5 to 5.5 TSH range, ignores your symptoms and relies only on the TSH test, or doesn't understand the
    '/>"/>

    Source: PRWeb
    Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
    All rights reserved  

    Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

    Related medicine news :

    1. News from the Latest Issue of Molecular Medicine Kicking The Habit - It's In The Genes
    2. It's How You Listen That Counts
    3. It's Park Life for Edinburgh Students as Unite Unveils New Property Overlooking The Meadows
    4. Gold Not Only Valuable, It's a Healthy Skin Care Ingredient
    5. The Network Journal Announces it's 2009 List of "25 Influential Black Women in Business"
    6. Sensitive, Smart and Strong - Too Bad it's Just a Robotic Arm
    7. Trusted LASIK Surgeons Welcomes Top LASIK Expert Randy Epstein, M.D. of Chicago to it's Unique Lasik Directory Service
    8. CIGNA Launches National "It's Time to Feel Better" Advertising Campaign to Support Health Service Mission
    9. New Study Says Doctors' Offices -- Not the DMV -- Should Be Where Americans Decide to Become Organ Donors
    10. Duda, whered my spines go?
    11. Children & Health Reform: Where We Stand
    Post Your Comments:
    *Name:
    *Comment:
    *Email:
    Related Image:
    It's January...Do You Know Where Your Thyroid Is? Thyroid Awareness Month Focuses on Millions of Undiagnosed Americans with Thyroid Problems 
    (Date:7/14/2014)... (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Jordan Valley ... of a new comprehensive cancer center set to open ... will be the only hospital west of I-15 in ... cancer services , Additionally, Jordan Valley Medical Center has ... and cancer treatment planning systems for radiation therapy, radiosurgery ...
    (Date:7/14/2014)... 14, 2014 The report “Intelligent ... [Physical Security, Life Safety, Facility Management], IT Technologies ... & Analysis (2014 - 2019)” defines and segments ... in-depth analysis and forecasting of revenues. The report ... restraints and opportunities impacting it, along with the ...
    (Date:7/14/2014)... 2014 BCC Research ( http://www.bccresearch.com ... BIOLOGY: GLOBAL MARKETS , the global synthetic biology ... billion in 2018, with a five-year compound annual ... for the fastest growing segment, with anticipated $9.7 ... products in the pharmaceutical/diagnostics, chemical, energy, and agricultural ...
    (Date:7/14/2014)... 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eye tests could be ... Alzheimer,s disease, two new studies suggest. In one ... certain eye test found a significant association between levels ... and levels of the plaques in the brain. Beta-amyloid ... This type of eye test could be used ...
    (Date:7/14/2014)... Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter ... adults who enjoy mentally stimulating games may have bigger brains ... The study looked at the connection between playing games ... for adults in their 50s and 60s. Researchers found ... day performed better on tests of memory and other mental ...
    Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Jordan Valley Medical Center Set to Break Ground with New $10 Million Cancer Center 2Health News:Intelligent Building Automation Technologies Market Worth $74.8 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Intelligent Building Automation Technologies Market Worth $74.8 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Intelligent Building Automation Technologies Market Worth $74.8 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Global Market for Synthetic Biology to Reach Nearly $11.9 Billion by 2018 — Enabled Products Account for the Fastest Growing Segment with 36.7% CAGR 2Health News:Global Market for Synthetic Biology to Reach Nearly $11.9 Billion by 2018 — Enabled Products Account for the Fastest Growing Segment with 36.7% CAGR 3Health News:Eye Tests Might Help ID Alzheimer's, Studies Suggest 2Health News:Can Games, Puzzles Keep Aging Minds Sharp? 2Health News:Can Games, Puzzles Keep Aging Minds Sharp? 3
    ... Two animal studies published in the journal Carcinogenesis show that ... physically active mice// that had a round the clock access ... other study found that exercise and a restricted diet had ... in the animals. ,The first study exposed mice ...
    ... new finding and revelation comes in the form of health ... the heart. ,The petition proposed as a model qualified health// ... (150 mL) of green tea as a source of catechins ... disease. FDA has determined that the evidence is supportive, but ...
    ... concern over the high maternal mortality rate in Madhya ... groups to help check the menace//. ,With 13,000 ... maternal mortality rate of the state is one of ... women's meet at the missionary-run Asha Niketan Welfare Centre ...
    ... which stated that doctors can give drugs to end the ... the upper house of British parliament//. The assisted dying bill ... stated that doctors can prescribe lethal drugs to patients who ... live. These drugs can be administered by the patients to ...
    ... have become so inadequate that students are becoming increasingly ... vital organs with each other. ,Senior doctors ... medical students are not being properly trained. ... properly trained in anatomy. According to them teaching hours ...
    ... percentages of undernourished children in the world, the situation ... report released Thursday//. ,"India's Integrated Child Development Services ... current malnutrition crisis," states the report "India's Undernourished Children: ... of underweight children in India is among the highest ...
    Cached Medicine News:Health News:Green tea’s health claims questioned: FD 2Health News:Green tea’s health claims questioned: FD 3Health News:Malnutrition Crisis On Rise In India: World Bank 2
    (Date:7/14/2014)... , July 14, 2014  Invivotek L.L.C., ... is pleased to announce that its animal research ... for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal ... of animals in science worldwide through voluntary accreditation ... for animal care and use in 38 countries. ...
    (Date:7/14/2014)... , July 14, 2014  Today, ATS Labs, ... that it acquired the assets of MicroTest Labs, Inc. ... acquisition of MTL is the first step in the ... laboratory services platform to support the medical device and ... as Accuratus Lab Services , a name that ...
    (Date:7/14/2014)... July 14, 2014  Medac Pharma, Inc., a ... of new molecules and improving the effectiveness of ... Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Rasuvo™, a subcutaneous ... for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), polyarticular-course juvenile idiopathic arthritis ... 10 dosage strengths, ranging from 7.5 mg to ...
    Breaking Medicine Technology:Invivotek Awarded Full AAALAC Accreditation for Excellence in Laboratory Animal Care and Use 2ATS Labs, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of MicroTest Labs, Inc. 2ATS Labs, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of MicroTest Labs, Inc. 3Medac Pharma, Inc. Secures FDA Approval of Rasuvo (methotrexate) injection for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Poly-Articular-Course Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Psoriasis 2Medac Pharma, Inc. Secures FDA Approval of Rasuvo (methotrexate) injection for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Poly-Articular-Course Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Psoriasis 3Medac Pharma, Inc. Secures FDA Approval of Rasuvo (methotrexate) injection for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Poly-Articular-Course Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Psoriasis 4Medac Pharma, Inc. Secures FDA Approval of Rasuvo (methotrexate) injection for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Poly-Articular-Course Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Psoriasis 5Medac Pharma, Inc. Secures FDA Approval of Rasuvo (methotrexate) injection for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Poly-Articular-Course Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Psoriasis 6Medac Pharma, Inc. Secures FDA Approval of Rasuvo (methotrexate) injection for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Poly-Articular-Course Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Psoriasis 7Medac Pharma, Inc. Secures FDA Approval of Rasuvo (methotrexate) injection for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Poly-Articular-Course Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Psoriasis 8
    ... The VersaPulse® PowerSuite™ holmium laser ... properties for precise, virtually bloodless procedures. ... fragmenting urinary and gall bladder stones ... ideal multipurpose surgical tool. Because its ...
    ... The VersaPulse® PowerSuite™ holmium laser combines ... for precise, virtually bloodless procedures. It ... urinary and gall bladder stones of ... multipurpose surgical tool. Because its laser ...
    Turnstile casting stand for easy and safe casting. The compact system sets up quickly and stores conveniently, and the non-stick coating prevents fiberglass or plaster from adhering to surface....
    ... Cemex features a unique self-contained ... clinically proven in Europe for ... integrating bone cement powder and ... system, Cemex is designed to ...
    Medicine Products: