High blood pressure, or hypertension, means that the pressure in the arterial system is higher than it should be. The arteries are the vessels that carry blood from the heart to all the tissues and organs in the body. Blood that flows through the arterial system has already been to the lungs and picked up [...]
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Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid is unable to produce adequate amounts of hormones for normal metabolism. Conventional thyroid treatment for hypothyroidism involves supplementing the thyroid hormones with synthetic hormones. Alternative thyroid treatments can also be used to manage the levels of thyroid hormones in the body. Hormonal supplements are used as part of [...]
by Tess Thompson Anxiety disorders are the most common of all mental health disorders and affect the lives of millions of people every year, including approximately 19 million in the U.S. alone. If you are one of them, you may wonder if your symptoms are standard, and if there are behavioral and medical treatments that [...]
Thyroid hormone is used either to replicate the function of a thyroid that is not functioning properly or to prevent further growth of thyroid tissue. These therapies are called replacement therapy and suppression therapy respectively. Thyroid treatment for hormone replacement is required in cases where the thyroid does not produce enough hormones for healthy functioning [...]
Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine. The causes of hyperthyroidism vary and treatment of this disease will depend upon the cause. Hyperthyroidism can cause a number of serious symptoms. It can cause your heart to beat too fast, and it can cause arrhythmias. Hyperthyroidism can [...]
Pulse steroid therapy is being used excessively in treating thyroid malfunctions. This therapy has been shown to be specifically effective for Graves’ disease related with hyperthyroidism. It is also helpful in treating the ophthalmic conditions and skin disorders associated with hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism is a condition wherein an overactive thyroid produces excess amounts of hormones as [...]
Angina, in and of itself, is not a heart attack. It is a pain which occurs when the muscular wall of the heart is lacking oxygen. If you are exercising, and there is an increased demand for oxygen, for example, the oxygen requirement falls, and pain occurs. The pain in the center of your chest [...]
The two major features of the Graves’ disease, not seen in other hyperthyroid conditions, are a non-pitting edema and goiter. Though goiter, a condition of an enlarged thyroid may be present with other forms of hyperthyroidism, the most common cause for it is Graves’ disease. Another trademark symptom of the Graves’ disease is hyperthyroidism, which [...]
The small pear shaped gland called thyroid, smaller than a quarter, can be a cause of major concern in the event it dysfunctions. The thyroid is the conduit to cellular metabolism: an organic process in a cell, which is necessary for the orderly functioning of the body organs. The thyroid produces hormones, commonly called T3 [...]
The thyroid gland is a small butterfly shaped gland that sits in the front of your neck right below your Adams apple. This little gland produces hormones that regulate your body’s metabolism. It also controls your energy level. Thyroid problems are among the most common medical conditions, but they often go misdiagnosed for awhile. This [...]
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