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 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
Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is underactive and does not produce an adequate amount of the thyroid hormones, T3 and T4. The thyroid hormones are involved in metabolic functions and the generation of body heat. People suffering from hypothyroidism experience symptoms of fatigue, cold sensitivity, weight gain, bradycardia (slow heart rate), … [Read more...] about Hypothyroidism Causes
If you have an overactive thyroid gland, a condition referred to as hyperthyroidism, you may notice a range of different symptoms related to your metabolism being too fast. The symptoms can get worse over time and, in fact, some of the conditions associated with hyperthyroidism can become very serious if left untreated. If you suspect you have this condition and you visit a … [Read more...] about If Your Thyroid Is Overactive