Thyroid

Thyroid hormone and heart disease

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Wed 9 May

Too much or too little of thyroid hormone can have an effect on your heart. 

15 common myths about thyroid disease

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Thu 26 Apr

Like many conditions thyroid disease has many myths around it. I dispel the most common ones in this blog post

Is hair loss caused by thyroid disorders?

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Thu 7 Dec

Unsatisfying though it is, the answer is maybe.  There are in fact many reasons why your hair is thinning or falling out...

The possible link between low iron levels and low thyroid function

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Tue 28 Nov

I think it’s safe to say that we cannot know everything about every condition, even when we specialise...

Thyroid problems in older patients

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Mon 19 Jun

It can be challenging to diagnose thyroid problems older patients not least because they can be misinterpreted as age-related conditions.

Thyroid Principles explained

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Tue 18 Apr

You may hear your GP referring to your T3 and T4 levels.  But what exactly are they? This animation explains

Did you know that thyroid problems can be regarded as disabilities?

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Tue 14 Jun

Thyroid hormone replacement is life-long and falls within the definition of the Equality Act 2010 (previously the Disability Act) as without thyroid hormone replacement the hypothyroidism is likely to recur.

What is thyroiditis?

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Thu 12 May

Thyroiditis is the inflammation (not infection) of the thyroid gland. The cause of this can be tricky to spot because a number of individual disorders can cause the thyroid to swell and thyroiditis can cause either high or low levels of thyroid hormones.

Thyroid problems and trying to conceive

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Tue 3 Nov

As it's National Fertility Awareness Week I thought iLd talk a little about  how thyroid problems can affect fertility in both men and women.

Do I have a goitre?

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Tue 4 Aug

Goitres are a visible thyroid swelling which can occur with an overactive, underactive or normally functioning thyroid gland. 

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