Could It Be Your Thyroid?
If you have a thyroid disorder -- hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism -- your thyroid gland makes too much or too little thyroid hormone. One of your thyroid's main jobs is to regulate your metabolism, so a thyroid problem may cause sudden weight loss or weight gain, fatigue, a fast heart rate or extreme sensitivity to hot or cold. Other thyroid disorders include thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer.
Balancing Your Thyroid Naturally
Lack of iodine can throw your thyroid out of whack and lead to a host of thyroid disorders. A type of seaweed known as bladderwrack, high in natural iodine, is one way to rebalance. Watch the video . . .
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The ratio of women to men with thyroid disease
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
George Tershakovec, MD, FACS
Baptist Health South Florida
What increases the risk for thyroid problems?
Thyroid problems can occur in people of any age and in males as well as females. The thyroid . . .
- Q Are thyroid problems more common in men or women?
- Q Can a thyroid problem cause night sweats?
- Q Do thyroid disorders affect children differently than adults?
- Q How can thyroid problems affect my sleep?
- Q Are the night sweats related to my thyroid?
- Q Should I get tested for thyroid dysfunction?
- Q How are nodules in the thyroid found?
- Q What is thyroiditis?
- Q What are thyroid disorders?
- Q What foods should I avoid if I have an underactive thyroid?