Graves' Disease Causes Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disease that leads to a generalized overactivity of the thyroid gland. It is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism and is named after an Irish Physician, Robert J. Graves MD, circa 1830s. He first described this form of hyperthyroidism. It is 7-8 times more common in women than men. Graves' disease occurs when your own … [Read more...] about What is Graves’ Disease and How is it Treated?
What Is Hypothyroidism Hypothyroidism is caused by low hormone production in the thyroid gland. Some disorders can lead to hypothyroidism. They may involve your thyroid gland, either directly or indirectly. Hypothyroidism causes a slowing down of the body’s metabolic rate and you’ll need help from a physician to get back on track. Thyroid hormones affect cellular processes, al … [Read more...] about Successfully Treating Hypothyroidism
Symptoms of Thyroid Disease The symptoms of thyroid disease are going to vary from one person to the next. The symptoms depend on the type of thyroid problem. Thyroid hormone imbalance may be due to hypothyroidism - an underactive thyroid, or hyperthyroidism - an overactive thyroid. For both conditions, the symptoms may develop over a variable time frame. Many of the symptoms … [Read more...] about What Are the Symptoms of Thyroid Diseases?
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 Background A thyroglossal duct cyst is a congenital abnormality that results from a persistent thyroglossal duct. Thyroglossal cysts present as a neck swelling, generally in the midline or slightly to one side. They are generally smooth and painless. However, thyroglossal cysts are prone to infection and an infected cyst will often be quite painful. Some … [Read more...] about Sistrunk Procedure for Thyroglossal Duct Cyst