Daily Archives: August 20, 2018


Symptoms of Hypothyroidism in Women

Symptoms of hypothyroidism in women are almost the same as those of men but are more associated with women given that hypothyroidism is said to be eight times more prevalent in them.  Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that happens when not enough thyroid hormones are produced by the thyroid gland. The thyroid hormone affects every cell of the body and deficiency in its production can affect the body’s metabolism, reproduction, […]


George Bush and Graves’ Disease

Although George Bush, the forty-first President of the United States, was the fifth oldest president to hold that office, he was considered by many to be one of the most physically fit presidents in American history. Therefore, it was all the more shocking when, at the age of 66, President Bush was hospitalized because of a heart condition. When medical tests confirmed that an autoimmune thyroid disease was the real […]


Congenital Hypothyroidism

Archived Article – The Thyroid Society (1998 – 2003) The following is an article on congenital hypothyroidism, written by Dr. John Dallas, a member of The Thyroid Society’s Medical Advisory Board. The Medical Advisory Board helps develop educational materials; contributes to our newsletter, The Thyroid Connection; evaluates research proposals; and speaks to the public about thyroid disease. John S. Dallas, M.D. is a practicing pediatric endocrinologist and Associate Professor at […]


The Role of Nuclear Medicine In Thyroid Disease

Archived Article – The Thyroid Society (1998 – 2003) Warren H. Moore, M.D., FACP, FACC, FACNM: Dr. Moore received his medical training at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and is certified by the American Boards of Internal Medicine and of Nuclear Medicine. He is Chief of the Nuclear Medicine Service at St. […]


Thyroid Eye Disease

Archived Article – The Thyroid Society (1998 – 2003) Dr. Patrinely is an Associate Professor in Baylor College of Medicine’s Departments of Ophthalmology and of Plastic Surgery in Houston, Texas. He is an internationally known expert in ophthalmic plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Patrinely makes presentations throughout the world. A prolific writer, he has completed over 175 articles, book chapters, and books. He has been selected by his peers […]


Post Partum Thyroiditis

Archived Article – The Thyroid Society (1998 – 2003) The following is an article about post partum thyroiditis, written by Dr. John H. Lazarus, Senior Lecturer and Consultant Physician for the University of Wales College of Medicine. What is Port Partum Thyroiditis? Post partum (or silent) thyroiditis is a type of thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid gland) that occurs in 5-9% of women during the first 6 months after birth […]


Thyrogen Advisory Panel, NDA 20-898

Archived Article – The Thyroid Society (1998 – 2003) Re: Thyrogen Advisory Panel, NDA 20-898 Dear Ms. Reedy: I am writing in reference to the notice published in the Federal Register on 26 March 1998 announcing the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee meeting on 15 May 1998 to discuss the Thyrogen NDA (20-898), submitted by the Genzyme Corporation. This letter is being submitted as documentation of my views and […]


Postpartum Thyroiditis – Roller Coaster Ride for New Mothers

Archived Article – The Thyroid Society (1998 – 2003) Having a baby can be one of the most rewarding experiences in a woman’s life. It can also be one of the most exhausting. Up and down all night, unpredictable schedules, added demands and responsibilities — all of these can cause a new mother to feel tired and stressed. While many women start feeling better anywhere from six weeks to three […]


Iodine Deficiency

Archived Article – The Thyroid Society (1998 – 2003) Iodine deficiency is the most common cause of preventable mental retardation and brain damage in the world. Insufficient iodine leads to a decrease in thyroid hormones that are necessary for normal growth and development. Iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) include goiter (enlarged thyroid gland), hypothyroidism, mental retardation, reproductive problems, and a wide range of neurological and physical disorders. Once dismissed as a […]