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  • Amenorrhea

    Amenorrhea is a medical term for when a woman does not have menstrual periods… genetic test looks for the mutated FMR1 gene. Imaging tests can look at your female organs. A blood test can check your: Thyroid function (thyroid-stimulating hormone, or TSH, levels). Ovary function…

  • Hiding in Plain Sight: Diagnosing Hypothyroidism

    Dr. Tania Mathew

    A new patient thought her symptoms were just part of getting older. By taking time to ask the right questions,… symptoms and her concerns about infertility, I ordered a blood test to check her thyroid function. This test measured the amount of thyroid hormone and…

  • Heart Palpitations

    Heart palpitations are the sensation that your heart is pounding, racing, or skipping beats (fluttering)… when they are fearful of something. They also feel it when they are having a panic attack. Some medical conditions, such as thyroid disease and anemia, also can cause palpitations. Sometimes the cause…

  • Celiac Disease

    Celiac disease is a digestive disorder that causes problems in your small intestine. You experience the problems when you eat… out of 10 other family members likely has it. Have an autoimmune disease. This could include type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune thyroid or liver disease, Addison’s disease, or Sjogren’s…

  • Heart Failure

    Heart failure means your heart isn’t pumping blood as well as it should. It is the result of other diseases… The use of toxic substances (such as alcohol or drug abuse). Congenital heart defect (a heart problem you were born with). Diabetes. Thyroid problems. Sometimes, the exact…

  • Nicotine Patch

    A nicotine patch is an effective tool for quitting smoking… tell your doctor if you have any illnesses, including the following: Chest pains or a recent heart attack. Heart disease. Stomach ulcers. Thyroid disease. Diabetes. Skipped or an irregular heartbeat. Allergies to tape, bandages, or medicines. Skin rashes…

  • Essential Tremor

    Essential tremor is a disorder in your nervous system. It causes shaking movements that you can’t control, most often in… your lap or at the sides of your body. A stroke can cause tremor that gets worse when you reach for something. Thyroid problems or…

  • Dysphagia

    Dysphagia means difficulty swallowing. If you persistently have trouble swallowing or can’t swallow at all, you may have dysphagia… form. The scar tissue may narrow the opening of the esophagus and may result in dysphagia. Other disorders. Certain cancers, an enlarged thyroid, or an enlarged heart may…

  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

    Repeatedly losing a pregnancy is emotionally devastating and doesn’t always have a cause… include fibroids or polyps. Some medical conditions could increase your risk of having multiple miscarriages. These include: Problems with your immune system. Thyroid disease. Diabetes. Polycystic ovary syndrome. Nothing you have done…

  • Adhesive Capsulitis

    Adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder, is the condition that occurs when inflammation in your shoulder eventually leads to difficulty moving… factors can increase frozen shoulder. Risks are higher for: People 40 years of age and older. Women. People with diabetes. People with thyroid problems. People…

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder that occurs when the tissues in your wrist get swollen or inflamed and… injury to the wrist, such as a fracture. Or it may be caused by a disease such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, or thyroid disease. Carpal tunnel syndrome is also…

  • Burning Mouth Syndrome

    Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is marked by pain and discomfort in the mouth, lips, and/or tongue. Find treatment and tips… could include an oral swab to check for thrush. It may also include blood tests to check for conditions such as diabetes, thyroid issues, or…

  • Hair Loss

    It is normal to shed some hair each day as part of this cycle. However, some people may experience excessive… This hair loss is related to the stress of the illness and is temporary. Hormonal problems may cause hair loss. If your thyroid gland is…

  • After 40: Women’s Nutrition and Metabolism Needs

    Nutritional needs (food and water) and metabolism (how fast your body converts food to energy) change for women as they… C Metabolism After 40, your hormone levels (estrogen) drop. This causes your insulin (hormone that helps your body use sugar) rise. Your thyroid levels go…

  • Depression

    Depression is a mood disorder that affects people of all ages and is different for everyone. A person who has… more at risk for having depression if you have a parent or sibling who has depression. A medical condition. Problems with your thyroid or nutrient…

  • Pseudogout

    Pseudogout is a type of arthritis that causes painful swelling in one or more of your joints. It can lead… attacks. Your doctor can talk to you about the risks and benefits of taking this medicine. If another condition, such as a thyroid problem, caused…

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

    Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is ongoing anxiety not related to a particular situation. It also can be anxiety that isn’t… also be related to: An unconscious memory. A side effect of a medicine. An illness. You also could have symptoms if your thyroid gland is…

  • Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones. It makes your bones brittle and breakable. Learn how to prevent and manage… Smoking or tobacco use. Alcohol abuse. Eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa. Hormonal imbalances. Examples include low estrogen or testosterone and high thyroid levels. Long-term use…