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High blood pressure med can mask hyperthyroidism

High blood pressure med can mask hyperthyroidism

If you’re on blood pressure medication—and having trouble sleeping at night, consider testing the tiny (but mighty) thyroid gland. When the thyroid is over active—a condition called hyperthyroidism—production of too much thyroid hormone “speeds up” the body causing rapid pulse, higher blood pressure, tremors, anxiety and nervousness. In older adults, symptoms of over-active thyroid are [...]

November 7, 2013 Susan Men's Health, Thyroid Screens, Women's Health Comments Off on High blood pressure med can mask hyperthyroidism

Top tests for measuring thyroid hormones

Top tests for measuring thyroid hormones

The thyroid gland is responsible for hormones that contribute to energy production in every cell of our body. If there’s a universal truth about hypothyroidism—it’s that when the thyroid malfunctions—people feel poorly and worse. If you’ve spent any time researching hypothyroidism—you will have discovered a mountain of information on how difficult and delicate it is [...]

September 27, 2012 Susan Thyroid Screens Comments Off on Top tests for measuring thyroid hormones

Should pregnant women get a thyroid test?

Should pregnant women get a thyroid test?

By INGFEI CHEN, New York Times (published April 14, 2009) When women think about pregnancy, the thyroid gland is seldom the first thing that leaps to mind. Nestled in the neck, the gland makes hormones that govern metabolism, helping to regulate body weight, heart rate and a host of other factors. But if the thyroid [...]

July 28, 2012 Susan Thyroid Screens, Women's Health Comments Off on Should pregnant women get a thyroid test?

Stop the Thyroid Madness partners with HealthCheckUSA

Stop the Thyroid Madness partners with HealthCheckUSA

Stop the Thyroid Madness and HealthCheckUSA have partnered to develop and offer specific packages and lab testing options that will assist Stop the Thyroid Madness members in managing their condition and taking control of their health. With the guidance of Janie Bowthorpe, a leading thyroid activist, best-selling author and media personality, and the founder of [...]

July 21, 2009 Susan Stop the Thyroid Madness tests, Thyroid Screens Comments Off on Stop the Thyroid Madness partners with HealthCheckUSA