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
Treatment for a Parathyroid Adenoma with Parathyroidectomy You can ask any medical authority about the condition known as parathyroid disease or hyperparathyroidism (they are usually one and the same), and what you will discover is that most would recommend the removal of the affected parathyroid gland. The human body has four of these glands located behind the thyroid gland. … [Read more...] about Treatment for a Parathyroid Adenoma with Parathyroidectomy
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?
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