SOURCE: Texas Thyroid Institute

February 27, 2008 09:29 ET

Thyroid Expert Dr. Ridha Arem's Mind-Body Treatment Program Featured in "Woman's World" Magazine

Oprah's Struggle Is Helping Women Understand Thyroid Imbalance and the Help Available

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - February 27, 2008) - Thyroid specialist Ridha Arem, M.D. is offering Oprah Winfrey and the rest of America's women a plan for optimal thyroid health. Dr. Arem, at the Texas Thyroid Institute in Houston and author of "The Thyroid Solution - A Revolutionary Mind-Body Program for Regaining your Emotional and Physical Health," is featured in the article, "Oprah's Thyroid Cure!" in the March 3, 2008 edition of "Woman's World" magazine.

Experts estimate that as many 27 million Americans have thyroid gland disorders and half of the cases go undiagnosed. The thyroid is the master gland of metabolism and regulates many body systems. Since Oprah went public with the struggles related to her thyroid imbalance, more women and physicians than ever are looking into thyroid imbalance as a potential cause of their symptoms.

Dr. Arem says symptoms can include fatigue, increased hunger and cravings, depression, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, difficulty staying warm, elevated blood pressure, dry skin, hair loss, heavy menstrual cycles, fertility problems, severe PMS and weight gain.

"These symptoms historically have been blamed on stress or aging, but Oprah's personal story has rapidly advanced understanding of thyroid imbalance among women," said Dr. Arem. "Fortunately, we have developed sophisticated thyroid hormone treatments for underactive thyroid, which can cure persistent symptoms."

Advanced cases may require prescription of thyroid replacement hormone, but millions could benefit from Dr. Arem's four-part strategy. This includes adopting a healthy thyroid diet, consuming the right thyroid vitamins and antioxidants (available at, exercising at least three times each week for 30 to 60 minutes and setting aside at least 15 minutes each day to set everything aside, sit quietly and listen to soothing music. You can learn more about the thyroid and Dr. Arem's innovative program at

The "Woman's World" article, which is available at grocery store checkouts nationwide, includes a thyroid diet plan and specifics about recommended supplements. Woman's Day has a circulation of more than 1.5 million.

Dr. Arem's book, "The Thyroid Solution," was recently updated and revised to reflect recent changes in the Mind-Body Program, incorporating the latest innovative approaches for thyroid treatment. It is available online and in bookstores.

About Dr. Ridha Arem

Dr. Ridha Arem runs the Texas Thyroid Institute in Houston, a practice specializing in thyroid disorders. Author of "The Thyroid Solution - A Revolutionary Mind-Body Program for Regaining your Emotional and Physical Health," Dr. Arem is board certified in Endocrinology and Metabolism. Dr. Arem has conducted extensive research on thyroid disorders and is a pioneer in how to diagnose and treat the entire spectrum of conditions and suffering often associated with thyroid disorders.

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