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March 13, 2020 Thyroid0

A coronavirus – COVID-19 – outbreak began in China last December. It has since spread to other countries – including the United States. The CDC has posted travel health notices recommending that U.S. citizens not travel to China. Avoid close contact with anyone showing COVID-19 symptoms if you are trying to get pregnant.



In NYC, affordable and effective hypothyroidism therapy cost ranges between $350 and $1155. Dr. Hugh Melnick – founder of Advanced Fertility Services – offers treatment for subclinical hypothyroidism in conjunction with fertility treatment. Dr. Melnick pays close attention to the diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism – a common condition among women suffering from infertility.



February 28, 2020 Hypothyroidism Exercise0

You can fight off your hypothyroidism symptoms by exercising regularly. Don’t live with the symptomatic cycle of fatigue, achy joints, muscle weakness, low energy, and weight gain. You need to move and boost your metabolism because regular exercise plays a key role in your hypothyroidism treatment plan.

Regular Exercise and Hypothyroidism

Start slowly with a with a low-impact regimen of stretching and weight training. Then, increase your activity level as tolerated. Gradually increasing your body’s tolerance will ensure that you don’t push yourself to exhaustion and give up.

Five to seven days a week regimen:

  • Stretching
  • Weight-bearing exercises
  • Yoga
  • Swimming
  • Walking
  • Exercise bike
  • Elliptical machine
  • Try a balance ball to help improve your balance

Regular exercise will enable you to lower your dosage of hypothyroidism medication. The more you exercise, the less you will feel fatigued and depressed. Because you will build muscle mass, weakness will dissipate.

Hypothyroidism Therapy Expertise

Take care of your hypothyroidism and overall health through regular exercise. It is important to work with a fertility specialist who has the research and clinical experience to design a therapeutic treatment plan meeting your personal needs. Dr. Hugh Melnick pays close attention to the diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism – a common condition among women suffering from infertility.

Read the Doctor’s contribution to the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology about subclinical hypothyroidism and its effect on a woman’s fertility.

Your initial consultation to find out if you are a candidate for Subclinical Hypothyroidism Therapy can be conducted with the Doctor via telephone, Skype or FaceTime.

Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Hugh Melnick at Advanced Fertility Services by calling 212.369.8700.


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February 25, 2020 Untreated Hypothyroidism0

Treatment for hypothyroidism involves taking replacement thyroid hormone medication. The right dose of medication may take some trial and error to determine, but symptoms are reversed once it is. You should not discontinue your hypothyroidism medication despite any side effects experienced. Untreated hypothyroidism symptoms will become more severe and eventually lead to complications – causing widespread harm.

Hypothyroidism Medical Complications

Infertility – Many women suffering from hypothyroidism face fertility challenges. Hypothyroidism causes a woman’s menstrual periods to become irregular and unpredictable. Autoimmune problems result from irregular periods and cause fertility problems.

Cognitive Problems – Hypothyroidism commonly causes mental and emotional difficulties, including being in a cloud and difficulty focusing on tasks. Hypothyroidism – left untreated – can lead to depression. Treatment with thyroid hormone medication can relieve depression symptoms.

Goiter – An enlarged thyroid gland that happens when it is trying extra hard to generate thyroid hormone. A large goiter interferes with swallowing and breathing. It can cause you to be self-conscious about your appearance.

Heart Disease – Hypothyroidism makes your body retain fluid and can lead to hypertension (high blood pressure) and congestive heart failure. This is when your heart can’t pump an adequate blood supply to your heart. Hypothyroidism also increases heart disease risk by raising cholesterol and triglyceride levels (lipids). This leads to a fatty build up in the arteries.

Peripheral Neuropathy – Untreated hypothyroidism may damage your peripheral nerves carrying information from your brain and spinal cord to the body. Fluid retention puts pressure on peripheral nerves.

  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling in arms/legs
  • Muscle weakness
  • Loss of muscle control

Hypothyroidism Therapy Expertise

Don’t let your hypothyroidism go undetected and untreated. It is important to work with a fertility specialist who has the research and clinical experience to design a therapeutic treatment plan meeting your personal needs. Dr. Hugh Melnick pays close attention to the diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism – a common condition among women suffering from infertility.

Read the Doctor’s contribution to the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology about subclinical hypothyroidism and its effect on a woman’s fertility.

Your initial consultation to find out if you are a candidate for Subclinical Hypothyroidism Therapy can be conducted with the Doctor via telephone, Skype or FaceTime.

Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Hugh Melnick at Advanced Fertility Services by calling 212.369.8700.


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February 21, 2020 Hypothyroidism Foods0

What you eat can affect your body’s ability to use your thyroid hormone effectively. You must know which foods to avoid when managing hypothyroidism. Fatty meat and cruciferous vegetables can interfere with your thyroid hormone production. Some foods interfere with your hypothyroidism medication and prevent your body’s ability to absorb the replacement hormones you are prescribed as part of your thyroid treatment.

Avoid These Cruciferous Vegetables

  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Kale
  • Garden Cress
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts

Foods to Avoid

  • Soy
  • Edamame
  • Tofu
  • Miso
  • Gluten – bread, pasta, rice
  • Butter
  • Processed Foods – Dry Packages and Frozen
  • Excess Fiber Foods – Beans and Legumes
  • Excess Coffey (after your morning cup)
  • Artificial sweeteners – Stevia
  • Excessive alcohol
  • Excess Coffee (after your morning cup)
  • Low-fat dairy
  • Soda
  • Tumeric
  • Trans Fats
  • High-mercury fish – swordfish, shark, King mackerel
  • Fatty Meat
  • All Fried Food

Subclinical Hypothyroidism Therapy Expertise

Dr. Hugh Melnick – founder of Advanced Fertility Services in NYC – has decades of clinical experience in diagnosing and treating subclinical hypothyroidism. Read the Doctor’s contribution to the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology about subclinical hypothyroidism and its effect on a woman’s fertility.

Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Hugh Melnick at Advanced Fertility Services by calling 212.369.8700 – or – clicking the icon below.



When your thyroid doesn’t produce enough hormones, the balance of chemical reactions in your body can be upset. Your thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland situated at the base of the front of your neck, just below your Adam’s apple. Hypothyroidism results when the thyroid gland fails to produce enough hormones. These hormones produced by the thyroid gland influence the control of vital functions, such as body temperature, heart rate, and metabolism.

  • Triiodothyronine (T3)
  • Thyroxine (T4)

Women are at a high risk for hypothyroidism. Low levels of thyroid hormone impairs a woman’s fertility because the condition interferes with her ovulation.

Causes of Hypothyroidism

Autoimmune disease. The most common cause of hypothyroidism is an autoimmune disorder known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Autoimmune disorders occur when your immune system produces antibodies that attack your own tissues. Sometimes this process involves your thyroid gland.

Scientists aren’t sure why this happens, but it’s likely a combination of factors, such as your genes and an environmental trigger. However it happens, these antibodies affect the thyroid’s ability to produce hormones.

Over-response to hyperthyroidism treatment. People who produce too much thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism) are often treated with radioactive iodine or anti-thyroid medications. The goal of these treatments is to get thyroid function back to normal. But sometimes, correcting hyperthyroidism can end up lowering thyroid hormone production too much, resulting in permanent hypothyroidism.

Thyroid surgery. Removing all or a large portion of your thyroid gland can diminish or halt hormone production. In that case, you’ll need to take thyroid hormone for life.

Radiation therapy. Radiation used to treat cancers of the head and neck can affect your thyroid gland and may lead to hypothyroidism.

Medications. A number of medications can contribute to hypothyroidism. One such medication is lithium, which is used to treat certain psychiatric disorders. If you’re taking medication, ask your doctor about its effect on your thyroid gland.

Hypothyroidism Signs

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Increased appetite
  • Feelings of nervousness and anxiety
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Increased sweating and heat intolerance
  • Interference with the release of an egg from the ovary – resulting in infertility

Hypothyroidism Therapy Expertise

It is important to work with a fertility specialist who has the clinical experience to design a therapeutic treatment plan meeting your personal needs. Dr. Hugh Melnick pays close attention to the diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism – a common condition among women suffering from infertility.

Read the Doctor’s contribution to the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology about subclinical hypothyroidism and its effect on a woman’s fertility.

Your initial consultation to find out if you are a candidate for Subclinical Hypothyroidism Therapy can be conducted with the Doctor via telephone, Skype or FaceTime.

Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Hugh Melnick at Advanced Fertility Services by calling 212.369.8700 – or – clicking the icon below.



January 25, 2020 Hypothyroidism Signals0

Because most women don’t know the signals of hypothyroidism, My Thyroid Doctor has compiled a helpful list. The powerful little thyroid gland can have a great impact on your looks as well as your health. Your thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped mass of tissue located in the neck. Despite its small size, it plays a critical role in determining how our bodies function, and ultimately how we feel.




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