thyroid Archive

Human Hormones and Glands

With so many major and minor endocrine glands, it is not surprising that several dozen different hormones are produced in the body every day. Some glands produce only one or two hormones, while others can make over a dozen. There are two major types of hormones, those made from amino acids (like proteins) and those …

Papillary Thyroid Cancer Treatment Requires a Low Iodine Diet

Papillary thyroid cancer is one of the two most common types of thyroid cancer. The other is follicular thyroid cancer. These two cancers can usually be treated with radioactive iodine. Prior to the treatment, for the treatment to be effective there is usually a requirement to become “hypo” raising the thyroid stimulating hormone level. For …

Hashimoto’s Disease

Hashimoto’s disease can cause swelling within the thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck, just underneath the Adam’s apple. Although it weighs less than an ounce, the thyroid gland has a tremendous effect on overall health. It’s a section of the endocrine system, that consists of several glands and also tissues …

Effective Home Remedies For Thyroid Problems

Thyroid problems can be a result of too little or too much supply of thyroxin in the body. Thyroxin is a hormone that is released by the thyroid gland. It is then distributed to different parts of our body. It is an essential factor in maintaining our stamina, the regulation of temperature, protein synthesis, human …

MAIN SYMPTOMS OF HYPOTHYROIDISM

Hypothyroidism is the disease that arises when the thyroid gland produces insufficient hormones. Hypothyroidism is the name of the disease in which the thyroid gland produces insufficient amounts of its hormones. As the primary goal of thyroid hormones is to control body metabolism, it is understandable that people with hypothyroidism have symptoms associated with a …

TSH AND T4 FREE – Thyroid Exams

Understand the results of the TSH and free T4 tests used to monitor the functioning of the thyroid gland. The two major thyroid (or thyroid) changes, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, are diagnosed laboratorially through blood collection to measure blood levels of basically two hormones, called free T4 and TSH. In this article we will explain how …