underactive thyroid

Thyroid disorders and their effect on cognitive function, mood and emotions

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Thu 14 Jan

A healthy thyroid plays a vital part in brain chemistry, so we should not be surprised that a thyroid disorder can cause unpredictable mood changes. For example those with an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) can suddenly feel tense and anxious. They may experience panic attacks, impatience, be overactive and have an exaggerated sensitivity to noise.

What time should I take my Levothyroxine?

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Wed 19 Aug

There are very few guidelines in terms of the timing of taking Levothyroxine. Here's the latest thinking

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. 

I’m on Levothyroxine for an underactive thyroid but I still don’t feel well

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Thu 7 May

Why you may not feel instantly better despite treatment

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