When the Thyroid Gland Goes Wrong The thyroid gland regulates some of the most important functions of the human body, and if it doesn’t work right, we can suffer a long list of problems. But what is it? And why does it matter so much to our health? The first thing to know about this gland is how it fits into the human body. Generally speaking, there are eight main endocrine … [Read more...] about When the Thyroid Gland Goes Wrong
What Are the Parathyroid Glands? Peppered throughout the human body are small organs known as glands. These organs have a complex and important job without which we couldn’t survive. They produce hormones that keep the body functioning properly. Among the most critical are the endocrine glands. These include the pituitary gland, which secretes hormones regulating growth, pain … [Read more...] about What Are the Parathyroid Glands?
By Ashleigh Elkins This article discusses the management of patients who have atypical thyroid nodules. Thyroid nodules are quite common in the general population. Thyroid nodules may be detected because some people feel a lump in their neck or throat, whilst in other people there are no symptoms and the nodule is found incidentally on ultrasound examination. Thyroid … [Read more...] about Management of Atypical Thyroid Nodules
The thyroid gland affects many body systems and physiological processes, including fertility and reproduction. Disorders of the thyroid gland, such as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, can affect fertility, miscarriage and pregnancy outcomes. Subfertility is a term used to describe a state of reduced fertility; where it takes a longer time than expected to conceive. … [Read more...] about Thyroid Problems and Fertility
By Ashleigh Elkins The parathyroid glands are four small, pea-sized glands that are located behind the larger, butterfly-shaped thyroid gland. The parathyroid glands are named for their location. There are two superior thyroid glands, which are found behind the top part of the thyroid lobes; one behind the right thyroid lobe and one behind the left thyroid lobe. There are … [Read more...] about Symptoms of Hyperparathyroidism