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Weight Loss and Thyroid Testing: Beyond Just TSH

Get a bunch of doctors together and ask about thyroid testing, and you’re likely to get a range of responses. One might say that TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is the best and, oftentimes, only test needed, and another might say that TSH is not the answer. When experts disagree about the utility of evaluating thyroid…

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October 29, 2019

Thyroid Autoimmune Disease

Thyroid Autoimmune Disease Autoimmune thyroid disease occurs when the immune system attacks its own thyroid cells. This may result in reducing or even destroying the thyroid. Factors that may contribute to endocrine disease of the thyroid include viral infection, underlying disease, autoimmunity, congenital factors, gender, ethnicity, dietary iodine intake, and environmental factors among others. Thyroid…

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December 29, 2014