Do you have trouble maintaining a healthy weight? Do you exercise regularly and eat a balanced diet, but still find that you are sluggish and can’t stop gaining weight? Do you eat everything you can, but you keep losing weight and having digestive tract issues? Your problem may not lie in anything you’re doing or eating. You simply may have a problem with your thyroid … [Read more...] about Do You Have a Healthy Thyroid
About Hypothyroidism Treatment and Weight Loss Your thyroid gland governs your metabolism by producing the thyroid hormones T3 and T4. When it is underactive and does not produce enough of these hormones and you may feel weak and tired. As your body is not processing fuel properly this may cause you to feel lethargic and depressive, and you may gain weight … [Read more...] about Hypothyroidism Treatment and Weight Loss
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?
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, … [Read more...] about Successfully Treating Hypothyroidism
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?
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
By Ashleigh Elkins Background A thyroglossal duct cyst is a congenital abnormality that results from a persistent thyroglossal duct. Thyroglossal cysts present as a neck swelling, generally in the midline or slightly to one side. They are generally smooth and painless. However, thyroglossal cysts are prone to infection and an infected cyst will often be quite painful. Some … [Read more...] about Sistrunk Procedure for Thyroglossal Duct Cyst
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
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
Thyroid Conditions in Children Whilst most people associate thyroid conditions with adults, children are also susceptible to thyroid issues. There are essentially two different types of thyroid problems found in children: congenital hypothyroidism and childhood onset hypothyroidism. Congenital Hypothyroidism This thyroid condition is present at birth, and is detected through … [Read more...] about Thyroid Conditions in Children