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Hashimoto’s Disease Can Affect Quality of Life Even When Thyroid Is Normal

New research published in the journal Thyroid has shown that Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease and the most common cause of hypothyroidism -- an underactive thyroid -- in the U.S., has an effect on quality of life. Specifically, the study found that even when the thyroid levels are "normal," Hashimoto's thyroiditis can increase symptoms and reduce...

Heart Attack

Definition A heart attack is the death of, or damage to, part of the heart muscle because the supply of blood to the heart muscle is severely reduced or stopped. Description Heart attack is the leading cause of death in the United States. More than 1.5 million Americans suffer a heart attack every year, and almost half a...

HOW TO SAVE A LIFE What is the difference between cardiopulmonary arrest and a heart attack? Definitions, signs, symptoms and what to do

Many people use the terms interchangeably but a heart attack and a cardiac arrest are not the same thing BOTH can be deadly, but a heart attack and a cardiopulmonary, or cardiac, arrest are not the same thing. Here is a quick guide to the two conditions – and what to do in the case of...

Cigarette Smoking and Thyroid Disease

When it comes to cigarette smoking and thyroid disease, there are three major questions that many patients have: What is the relationship between smoking and thyroid disease? Is it worse to smoke if you have thyroid disease? and Is it a coincidence that a diagnosis of hypothyroidism sometimes comes not long after quitting smoking? Let's...

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