This is the most frequent thyroid sickness. Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune condition where the body assaults the thyroid organ and keeps it from creating thyroid hormone. As a rule these antibodies can likewise assault different organs bringing about diminished capacity of different organs or create other autoimmune diseases also. The standard treatment for Hashimoto’s is to give natural or synthetic thyroid hormone. Continue reading
Thyroid growths are first ever to be ‘downgraded’ to prevent patients having unnecessary treatment
Scientists have re-classified a certain type of cancer as less serious, in what they claim is a world first.
They say a particular form of the disease that affects the thyroid will now be downgraded to more accurately reflect the level of the condition.
The international panel of pathologists and clinicians say the reclassification of this type of thyroid cancer demonstrates the fact it is non-invasive and has a low risk of recurrence.
It is hoped it will reduce the possible psychological effects of being diagnosed with cancer as well as reducing the cost caused by unnecessary treatments. Continue reading
Age, Family History, and Radiation Exposure Possible Thyroid Cancer Causes
A neck lump or nodule is the most symptom of thyroid cancer. You may feel a lump, notice one side of your neck appears to be different, or your doctor may find it during a routine examination.
Sometimes a thyroid tumor is found during diagnostic ultrasound or imaging tests performed for another reason. If the tumor is large, it may cause neck or facial pain, shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing, cough unrelated to a cold, hoarseness or voice change. Continue reading
Controlling hormones essential to your metabolism
Your thyroid gland is a small gland, normally weighing less than one ounce, located in the front of the neck. It is made up of two halves, called lobes, that lie along the windpipe (trachea) and are joined together by a narrow band of thyroid tissue, known as the isthmus. Continue reading
A chemical found in non- stick cookware and food packaging has been linked to thyroid disease.
The substance, PFOA, which is found throughout the home, has previously been branded potentially carcinogenic.
Now it has been further called into question by research which shows that those with higher levels in the blood have higher rates of thyroid disease.
Women – who are more susceptible to thyroid problems – are at double the risk, according to the study. PFOA is used in industrial and consumer goods including non- stick cookware such as Teflon-coated pans – where it becomes unstable at very high temperatures – fast-food packaging, and flame-resistant and stain-resistant coatings for carpets and fabrics. Continue reading
An estimated 20 million Americans have some type of thyroid disease, and about 60 percent of them don’t even know it, according to the American Thyroid Association. Undiagnosed thyroid disorders can put you at risk of developing several serious diseases, including cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and infertility. Continue reading
Can you say, “Fukushima?”
Researchers think environmental effects related to the large amount of farmland in California could be affecting thyroid cancer rates there.
Although thyroid cancer rates are increasing across the United States, researchers found several parts of California, and the state overall, have a higher incidence of its diagnosis at an advanced stage, according to a new study. Continue reading
What role do heavy metals play in causing thyroid disorders?
The thyroid is a vascular gland that is located in the lower anterior part of the neck. The thyroid gland contains two lobes connected by a small tissue called the isthmus. Each lobe measures 50-60mm long and weighs 25-30g in adults. The hypothalamus located in the mid brain area releases the hormone called thyroid releasing hormone (TRH). TRH stimulates the anterior pituitary gland to produce thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). The TSH in turn will stimulate the thyroid to produce the thyroid hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4).
The thyroid hormones affect a lot of different cells in the body. They increase the basal metabolic rate and help regulate bone growth and maturation of the nervous system. The thyroid hormones also regulate the metabolism of carbohydrate, protein and fat. Continue reading
What is Vitamin B12?
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble B vitamin also known as cobalamin.
There are 4 forms of vitamin B12: cyanocobalamin, hydroxocobalamin, methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin. While cyanocobalamin is the most popular form, it has to be converted to the two active vitamers, adenosylcobalamin and methylcobalamin, before the body utilizes the vitamin.
Vitamin B12 is found in every cell of the body. It is required for cellular metabolism and energy production, the production and regulation of the DNA and for fatty acid metabolism. Continue reading
Thyroid conditions generally fall into two categories: hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. The most common thyroid problem is hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid, which leads to a slow metabolism, hormonal imbalances, a weak immune system, muscle pain, weight gain, fatigue, dry skin, hair loss, heart problems, and much more. Continue reading
Millions of Americans today suffer from thyroid dysfunction, and many of them do not even know it. Startling enough, over 80% of people who suffer from poorly functioning thyroids do not show problems on standard thyroid tests. Knowing some common symptoms of thyroid problems can help you get proper treatment early. Continue reading
If your thyroid isn’t working well, you can improve your thyroid function with diet. Of course, the optimal way to fix any health problem is to eat raw, organic produce. These types of foods help the body heal. If you’re specifically concerned about your thyroid, there are a number of easy, simple steps you can take to help it heal. Continue reading
Fresh, raw, organic produce heals. Produce heals everything. Other than that, foods high in iodine and foods that are high in selenium are known to aid thyroid function.
The thyroid gland requires iodine to function. Iodine taken by itself or ingested through fortified salt can be problematic. Good food sources include: meat, seafood, yogurt, milk, and eggs, but there are vegan sources as well. Continue reading
Why thyroid diseases are so common—and still so mysterious
When I first suspected I was suffering from hypothyroidism, I did what any anxious, Internet-connected person would do and Googled “dysfunctional thyroid symptoms,” and, in another tab, “hypothyroid thinning hair??” for good measure.
What came up sounded like someone describing me for an intimately detailed police sketch: Continue reading