Ask The Doctors: October 2013 Women’s Edition

Q. Im a woman in my early 40s who has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I started taking an oral thyroid medication seven months ago, but have noticed my heart racing and Im suffering from extreme mood swings. Is this medication harming my heart and my overall health? A. It sounds like your doctor is treating a lower-than-normal thyroid function, or the inability to make enough thyroid hormone for the body to function properly. Thyroid hormone medications,…
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