Constipation has long been thought of as a benign condition and one better suited for self-management, but if left untreated, it could lead to a host of other medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease, shows one study in this feature.
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Patients with hypoparathyroidism are at increased risk of soft tissue calcification, including calcification of the basal ganglia in the brain. In this study, Mayo Clinic researchers explore the prevalence of basal ganglia calcification in patients with hypoparathyroidism.
Risk-reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy can reduce the risk of ovarian cancer for BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers, but the surgery leads to early menopause. Little is known how undergoing the surgery will affect cognition in women who undergo the procedure. In this featured study, researchers share new findings.
Pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum are periods of dramatic hormonal and physiologic changes that heighten susceptibility to environmental chemicals, including endocrine disrupting chemicals. This study examines whether endocrine disrupting chemicals can influence hormonal shifts during pregnancy as well as contribute to postpartum depression.
The use of SGLT2 inhibitors to improve glycemic control has improved in recent years, but this newly published study from JAMA Network Open shows that some diabetes patients are not being offered this life-saving treatment.
Thyrotropin regulates the production of thyroid hormones and their levels during gestation can have a significant effect on pregnancy outcomes. In this featured study from JAMA Network Open, researchers show how low and high maternal thyrotropin levels can increase the risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes.
Subclinical hypothyroidism is reportedly associated with an increased risk of adverse events in patients undergoing coronary angioplasty.
Central hypothyroidism occurs as a result of a poorly functioning thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) that only reaches low to normal levels. In this featured study, researchers examine whether levothyroxine treatment can raise TSH levels and resolve metabolic issues.
Pediatric patients with hypothyroidism can have either positive or negative anti-thyroid antibodies, yet still exhibit signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism. In this featured study, researchers address the difference in disease status based on positive or negative test results for anti-thyroid antibodies.
In March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched phase 1c of its COVID-19 vaccine roll-out plan. Diabetes patients and patients with other underlying medical conditions are included on the list. Learn more in this article.