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?
Healthy Diet for Your Thyroid Your thyroid gland governs your metabolism. It does this by producing the thyroid hormones T3 and T4 and releasing them into your bloodstream. If your thyroid is underactive, you are said to have hypothyroidism, whilst having an overactive thyroid is referred to as hyperthyroidism. Before we get into food you should be seeking out to keep your … [Read more...] about How to Eat a Healthy Diet for Your Thyroid
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
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
Historically, fluoride was used as a treatment for hyperthyroidism; however, it is not a treatment that is currently used. Fluoride is thought to be an antagonist of iodine, impacting upon the ability of body tissues, such as the thyroid gland, to utilise iodine. However, this is only important if iodine levels are low. Fluoride is commonly added to drinking water supplies as a … [Read more...] about Is there an association between fluoridated water and increased rates of hypothyroidism