Is there a link between PCOS and an underactive thyroid?

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Wed 26 May

Women with PCOS appear to be more prone to having a thyroid disorder.  This blog post examines the evidence...

A study on the effects of Radioactive Iodine (RAI) on people with hyperthyroidism

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Thu 5 Dec

Should we be concerned about a recent JAMA network article  which covered a retrospective study on the possibility that RAI treatment of people with hyperthyroidism could be leading to a slightly increased level of cancer deaths in those patients?

Should I avoid soy if I have hypothyroidism?

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Tue 24 Sep

There seems to be some conflicting advice about whether or not you can eat soy if you have an underactive thyroid.  I try to clear up the confusion in this post

Self-monitoring for an underactive thyroid

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Wed 28 Aug

Why it's important to monitor your thyroid health on a daily basis rather than simply rely on regular GP checks. 

Should I go gluten free if I have hypothyroidism?

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Thu 23 May

Online articles and forums can be very persuasive,  so what is the current thinking about whether going gluten free is helpful in terms of an underactive thyroid?

The link between an underactive thyroid and hearing problems

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Thu 23 Aug

It might surprise you to know that several connections have been found between hypothyroidism and hearing impairment, tinnitus and vertigo.

How thyroid disease differs in children

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Thu 30 Jun

It can be very challenging to detect either hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism in a child. This post flags the warning signs for both conditions

Hypothyroidism and Down’s Syndrome

Dr Mark Vanderpump, Consultant Endocrinologist on Thu 28 Apr

Thyroid disease is more common in children with Down’s syndrome than in the general population. By the time they are adolescents around 15% of those with Down’s syndrome will have an underactive thyroid and the frequency continues to rise throughout adulthood.

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

Treatment of Primary Hypothyroidism and the L-T4/L-T3 debate

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Thu 25 Jun

Treatment of Primary Hypothyroidism and the L-T4/L-T3 debate

 The 2015 position statement of the BTA


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

Could you have Hypothyroidism?

on Thu 30 Apr

One million British women have been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism.  Many more may not realise that they have the condition.


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