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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
Graves disease is an autoimmune disorder caused by an overactive thyroid. Among the various symptoms, skin and ophthalmic problems are fairly common. The conventional approach to treating Graves disease attempts to suppress the immune system for quick remittal of the condition. Conventional therapies basically attempt to * Curtail thyroid hormone production with the aid of [...]
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More than 5 million Americans suffer from Hypothyroidism and as many as 10% of American women may have some form of thyroid dysfunction! Many people have hypothyroidism without even realizing it! What is the thyroid gland and what does it do? The thyroid gland is situated at the base of the throat and is stimulated [...]
What is Hyperthyroidism? Hyperthyroidism is a medical condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone (called T3 and T4). As the thyroid gland plays a crucial role in regulating metabolism and has effects on nearly all organs in the body, an overactive thyroid can have far reaching effects on health and body [...]
The thyroid gland is located just near the voice box and is instrumental in synthesizing and releasing thyroid hormones. These thyroid hormones have an effect on practically every internal bodily activity. Abnormal thyroid conditions hypothyroidism (an under active thyroid that produces inadequate hormones) and hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid producing more hormones than are good for health). [...]
The thyroid gland maybe small in size but improper functioning can have a major affect on the overall health of an individual. The thyroid synthesizes, stores and secretes two main thyroid hormones – thyroxine, commonly called T4 and triodothyroxine, commonly called T3. Your thyroid secretes a mixture of T4 and T3 in the ratio 90:10. [...]
When the thyroid gland becomes more active than it should then it is referred to as hyperthyroidism or overactive thyroid. The thyroid is a tiny gland that is in the neck below the Adam’s apple. Many of our body functions are encouraged by the thyroid gland including: physical growth, body temperature, puberty, fertility, metabolism and [...]
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