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
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
Historically, fluoride was used as a treatment for hyperthyroidism; however, it is not a treatment that is currently used. Fluoride is thought to be an antagonist of iodine, impacting upon the ability of body tissues, such as the thyroid gland, to utilise iodine. However, this is only important if iodine levels are low. Fluoride is commonly added to drinking water supplies as a … [Read more...] about Is there an association between fluoridated water and increased rates of hypothyroidism
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
The thyroid gland is one of the most important glands in the body. It produces the hormones that regulate the body’s metabolism. There are two primary hormones that this gland produces, T3 and T4. These hormones are important because they affect the conduct of every single cell in the human body; therefore, it is not difficult to see why thyroid function must be in proper … [Read more...] about Thyroid Function
What is a thyroid ultrasound? Why do you need one? And why do you need to be concerned about your thyroid in the first place? If you’ve just learned you have thyroid problems, these are all questions you’re asking. Here’s a little information to get you started. If you’re undergoing a thyroid ultrasound, it’s probably because you have a growth on your thyroid gland. The … [Read more...] about What the Thyroid Ultrasound Will Show You
To remember the importance of the thyroid gland and world thyroid day, we have written this article titled 'where is the thyroid gland'. World Thyroid Day, May 25th, is dedicated to thyroid patients and to all those who are committed to the study and treatment of thyroid diseases worldwide. Our aim to increase awareness about the importance of the thyroid gland, through access … [Read more...] about Where Is the Thyroid? World Thyroid Day 2015.
Thyroid disease is a more common problem than most people think. Thyroid disease symptoms most often occur when the thyroid is either overactive or underactive. The primary function of the thyroid is to produce the hormones that regulate the body’s metabolism. There are actually a number of different thyroid problems that a patient can suffer from, but many of these different … [Read more...] about The 10 Most Common Thyroid Disease Symptoms