Thyroid dysfunction has thought to possibly contribute to memory disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Consequently, in patients who are experiencing memory problems, thyroid function tests are commonly ordered. A recent study aimed to see if elderly patients with hypothyroidism were more likely to suffer from mild cognitive impairment than elderly … [Read more...] about Is there a link between Hypothyroidism and Mild Cognitive Impairment in the Elderly
By Ashleigh Elkins There are many different tests that can be used to help confirm the diagnosis of a thyroid problem. Based on taking a history and performing a physical examination, if your doctor suspects you have a problem with your thyroid gland, he or she will most likely order one or more tests to help confirm or rule out the diagnosis of a thyroid disorder. Common … [Read more...] about Diagnostic Tests for the Thyroid Gland
Thyroid Conditions in Children Whilst most people associate thyroid conditions with adults, children are also susceptible to thyroid issues. There are essentially two different types of thyroid problems found in children: congenital hypothyroidism and childhood onset hypothyroidism. Congenital Hypothyroidism This thyroid condition is present at birth, and is detected through … [Read more...] about Thyroid Conditions in Children
It’s so easy to blame your thyroid for those extra 10 or 15 pounds. An underactive thyroid, referred to medically as hypothyroidism, can lead to unexplained weight gain, fatigue, constipation, brittle nails, dry skin, joint and muscle pain, depression, memory loss and a puffy face. Hypothyroidism is a condition that’s common in women, especially those over the age of 60. But … [Read more...] about Gained a Few – How to Know If Your Thyroid is to Blame
What is Graves Disease? Anyone with immune malfunction is already aware of the fact that they are likely to develop a few conditions rather than just the one that led to their initial diagnosis, and particularly if they have autoimmune issues. As an example, the patient diagnosed with hyperthyroidism may learn that they also have the condition known as Graves' disease. The … [Read more...] about What is Graves Disease?