COVID-19 Vaccination Appears Safe for Patients Treated for Hypothyroidism
Inactivated and mRNA COVID-19 vaccines appear to be safe for patients being treated for hypothyroidism, according to a new study presented at the Endocrine Society Annual Meeting ENDO2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. The study found that these vaccines do not cause significant changes in thyroid function and are not associated with an increased risk of emergency […]
What happens when the thyroid gland is working too hard or not hard enough?
January is Thyroid Awareness Month and a good time to learn how important it is for the thyroid gland to function properly. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. It produces hormones that regulate heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and weight. If the thyroid gland is not […]
Many patients with autoimmune diseases face problems of diagnosis, cost, and inattentive care
After years of suffering from bouts of debilitating fatigue, Beth Van Orden thought she had finally found the answer to her problem when she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s autoimmune disease in 2016. Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the butterfly-shaped thyroid gland located in the neck stops producing enough hormones needed to regulate the body’s […]
Combined thyroid hormone therapy treats hypothyroidism in the same way as levothyroxine.
Treatment of hypothyroidism caused by underactive thyroid should be individualized, and alternatives to first-line therapy, such as dry thyroid extract or combination therapy to replace the two major thyroid hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), should be considered. Results of the new randomized clinical trial will be presented at ENDO 2021, the annual meeting of […]
New PET tracer improves tumor detection of medullary thyroid cancer tumors and demonstrates potential for targeted therapy.
A newly developed PET imaging agent has been shown to be effective in detecting medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) in preclinical and clinical trials. The results of the study indicate that this PET imaging agent may be a promising therapeutic candidate for clinical use. The results of the study were published in the Journal of Nuclear […]
A million Americans may take drugs with hypothyroidism that they don’t need.
As many as 90% of people taking Levothyroxine [synthroid] may have been unnecessarily prescribed medications for hypothyroidism. About 23 million Americans take levothyroxine, making it one of the most prescribed drugs in the country 1. To test for hypothyroidism (hypothyroidism), clinicians measure levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and free thyroxine (free T4). However, the new […]
The Efficacy and Side Effects of Antidepressants in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Antidepressants in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder What is the efficacy of antidepressants in treating major depressive disorder? Antidepressants are common prescription medications used to treat major depressive disorder and other conditions. Antidepressants have been shown to be effective in treating depressive symptoms and may be more effective than other medications in some individuals. […]