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
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
Treatment for a Parathyroid Adenoma with Parathyroidectomy You can ask any medical authority about the condition known as parathyroid disease or hyperparathyroidism (they are usually one and the same), and what you will discover is that most would recommend the removal of the affected parathyroid gland. The human body has four of these glands located behind the thyroid gland. … [Read more...] about Treatment for a Parathyroid Adenoma with Parathyroidectomy
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
What Are the Parathyroid Glands? Peppered throughout the human body are small organs known as glands. These organs have a complex and important job without which we couldn’t survive. They produce hormones that keep the body functioning properly. Among the most critical are the endocrine glands. These include the pituitary gland, which secretes hormones regulating growth, pain … [Read more...] about What Are the Parathyroid Glands?
By Ashleigh Elkins The parathyroid glands are four small, pea-sized glands that are located behind the larger, butterfly-shaped thyroid gland. The parathyroid glands are named for their location. There are two superior thyroid glands, which are found behind the top part of the thyroid lobes; one behind the right thyroid lobe and one behind the left thyroid lobe. There are … [Read more...] about Symptoms of Hyperparathyroidism
Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is underactive and does not produce an adequate amount of the thyroid hormones, T3 and T4. The thyroid hormones are involved in metabolic functions and the generation of body heat. People suffering from hypothyroidism experience symptoms of fatigue, cold sensitivity, weight gain, bradycardia (slow heart rate), … [Read more...] about Hypothyroidism Causes
If you have an overactive thyroid gland, a condition referred to as hyperthyroidism, you may notice a range of different symptoms related to your metabolism being too fast. The symptoms can get worse over time and, in fact, some of the conditions associated with hyperthyroidism can become very serious if left untreated. If you suspect you have this condition and you visit a … [Read more...] about If Your Thyroid Is Overactive