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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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
Those who do not have a strong understanding of thyroid treatments may not be aware of the fact that the manner in which thyroid medication should be taken is important. Most physicians agree that the medicines need to be taken in a certain manner to obtain best results. Some believe that the manner in which [...]
The thyroid gland is made up of two lobes on either side of the windpipe. These lobes are joined by a narrow tissue called the isthmus. A healthy thyroid gland cannot be felt externally. However Iodine deficiency can cause a condition called goiter in which the thyroid gland swells up and it can then be [...]
The thyroid is a shield shaped endocrine gland located at the front side of the neck. It is a double lobed gland that produces hormones such as thyroxin (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) that regulate the rate of metabolism and the rate of growth and functioning of other body-systems. The two most common conditions for which [...]
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