The parathyroid glands in your body control the amount of circulating calcium. One in 500 people may develop a tumour that causes hyperparathyroidism, also known as parathyroid disease. This disease is destructive and causes high levels of calcium in the blood, which may lead to serious health issues or early death. Most patients can be cured by the removal of the … [Read more...] about Dealing Effectively with Parathyroid Disorders
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There are many different types of thyroid disorders, and these disorders can range in seriousness from mild in nature to serious. Goitre, for example, is thyroid glandular swelling that may be caused by an immune response or iodine deficiency. The most common thyroid problems involve the abnormal production of thyroid hormone. Too much thyroid hormone results in a condition … [Read more...] about Common Thyroid Disorders
Fatigue. Energy loss. Depression. Weight gain. Unusual memory lapses. Hair loss. Pinning down the cause of these symptoms can be difficult, but there’s one culprit that often goes overlooked at first: the thyroid gland. These are just a few of the underactive thyroid symptoms that affects around 5 percent of the Australian population, particularly older women. It’s among the … [Read more...] about Do You Have Underactive Thyroid Symptoms?
The parathyroid is a small group of grain sized glands located at the rear of the thyroid. They have only one function and that is to produce calcium and phosphates at a very precise level for proper heart, nervous system and bone health. Parathyroid gland function has no similarities to the thyroid gland hosting it, but it has a great impact on how the thyroid works. The … [Read more...] about Proper Parathyroid Gland Function
The thyroid is a gland responsible for the control of your body’s metabolism. This gland produces triiodothyronine, also known as T3 and tetraiodothyronine, also called T4, hormones. These hormones work together to regulate the way your body cells utilise energy. If you have hypothyroidism, it means that your thyroid gland is not making enough of the necessary hormone. Low … [Read more...] about Treatment for Hypothyroidism
Former first lady Barbara Bush and actor Marty Feldman, who played "Igor" in the film "Young Frankenstein," have symptoms associated with thyroid eye disease. Thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck producing hormones that regulate the rate at which many body systems function as well as their rate of growth. An autoimmune disorder known as Graves' disease mistakenly … [Read more...] about Thyroid disorder triggers trouble for the eyes
In the earliest stages of thyroid cancer, symptoms will often not be obvious. Additionally, this type of cancer is usually very slow growing, so it may take a while before the symptoms manifest themselves. The cause of thyroid cancer is usually unknown, but certain risk factors have been identified and include a family history of goitre, exposure to high levels of radiation, … [Read more...] about Learn About the Different Types of Thyroid Cancer Symptoms