Hearing the word cancer is a life-altering event, even if it is only mentioned as a possibility. When it comes to the thyroid, the process of diagnosing cancer can be time consuming and difficult. If your doctor believes that your thyroid issues could be the result of a malignant or cancerous tumor, you will have to begin the process required for a complete diagnosis. While … [Read more...] about The Diagnosis of Thyroid Cancer
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
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
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