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 [...]
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While autumn can be a beautiful and anticipated time of year for some, for many it can be somewhat melancholy, bringing about a change in mood as the season shifts. As daylight hours shorten, as many as 1 in 3 Americans notice increased feelings of lethargy and sadness, as well as a decreased number of [...]
Despite high levels of awareness in modern societies, thyroid dysfunction remains one of the most under-diagnosed disorders. This is essentially so because the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction are very general. Many people keep moving from pillar to post with symptoms like: * Sudden weight gain. * Loss of libido. * Mood changes. * Fatigue and [...]
What Is Hypothyroidism? Primary Hypothyroidism, or under active thyroid gland, may cause a wide variety of symptoms and can affect all bodily functions. The body’s normal rate of functioning slows, causing mental and physical sluggishness. The symptoms may vary from mild to severe, with the most severe form called myxedema, which is a medical emergency. [...]
Your thyroid gland is responsible for metabolic functioning in your body. It is a large endocrine gland that lies in the neck region. This gland makes proteins and regulates how quickly we burn energy. It, as well, produces the hormones, thyroxine, and triiodothyronine along with calcitonin. When your thyroid does not work as fast or [...]
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 [...]
Menorrhagia is the medical term used to describe the condition in which there is heavy menstruation. Interestingly this is a symptom of an underlying problem but not the problem itself. There can be many underlying causes of excessive bleeding for women. A gynecologist, physician who specializes in the reproductive health of women, should be consulted [...]
by Michelle Prince A holistic approach to perimenopause and menopause considers the whole woman ~ mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. The symptoms and signs of your changing hormones can begin in your 30′s, long before you might associate them with “the change”. Identifying your symptoms as normal is comforting ~ You’re not alone and you’re [...]
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 [...]
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