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?
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, … [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?
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
What is Graves Disease? Anyone with immune malfunction is already aware of the fact that they are likely to develop a few conditions rather than just the one that led to their initial diagnosis, and particularly if they have autoimmune issues. As an example, the patient diagnosed with hyperthyroidism may learn that they also have the condition known as Graves' disease. The … [Read more...] about What is Graves Disease?
Waking up following thyroid surgery can be a shock for patients who do not know what to expect. If you are properly prepared for what is to come, it will make the process easier and less scary. You will have some bruising around the incision and the area may swell within the first several days after thyroid surgery. The scar that remains will be permanent, and may fade over … [Read more...] about What to Expect After Thyroid Surgery
Many people find themselves gaining weight or feeling like they are tired all the time, and they believe that they have some sort of an underlying metabolic issue. To understand what causes these issues and whether or not you should be considering visiting a physician for the problem, here is the basic information about your metabolism and some of the conditions that can affect … [Read more...] about Weight Gain and Lethargy Due to a Slow Metabolism
Thyroid cancer, like all other types of cancer, is given a stage. This stage is used to identify the size of any tumors that are present, as well as how much it has spread in the body. Staging a thyroid cancer is dependent on blood test results, thyroid scans, MRI, CT, and ultrasound results, physical examinations, and the results of a biopsy. Your doctor will use the … [Read more...] about Staging of Follicular or Papillary and Anaplastic Thyroid Cancers