We all want to maintain active lifestyles and healthy body weights, especially as we grow older. For this reason you may already be familiar with the thyroid gland and how it governs your metabolism, weight, sleep or emotional state. However, you may not be familiar with the parathyroid glands and how, if overactive, they can have a severe effect on your health. In this article … [Read more...] about Do You Have Hyperparathyroidism?
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About Hypothyroidism You should never delay getting treatment when you notice any of the symptoms of hypothyroidism. The sooner you talk to your doctor and find out if the symptoms you are experiencing are caused by a thyroid condition the better. Getting prompt treatment will decrease the severity of the symptoms of hypothyroidism which may get worse as the disease … [Read more...] about When to Seek Treatment for the Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
Thyroid replacement therapy is most commonly used in patients who have clinical hypothyroidism. This also includes patients with conditions such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and those who have previously undergone thyroidectomy. Thyroxine Thyroxine is also known as levothyroxine or simply, T4. It is a synthetic version of the hormone naturally produced by the body. Thyroxine … [Read more...] about Thyroid Replacement Therapy
Everyone who needs surgery wants to know all the possible outcomes. You may have spoken with your doctor, and you already have some idea of what to expect from your parathyroidectomy. However, it is common for individuals to listen to horror stories or Google scenarios. What is important to note is that “worst case scenarios” are also “rare.” Below are some scenarios that you … [Read more...] about Risks and potential complications of parathyroidectomy