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  • Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is a common medical disorder that affects millions of people. An underactive thyroid does not produce enough of the thyroid hormone. Your thyroid controls how your body uses energy. If you have underactive thyroid‚ you might feel sluggish. The condition can also affect your heartbeat and body temperature. For most people‚ Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is the cause of an underactive thyroid. It is an autoimmune disorder that attacks your thyroid. If you have the disorder‚ your body produces

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  • Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism A Goitre is a Thing of Beauty When earthquakes damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors in March 2011‚ a large quantity of radioactive caesium-137 and iodine-131 were released into the water supply. The Japanese government was accused of responding too slowly‚ and for not administering iodide prophylaxis to the exposed population. Iodine-131 is readily taken up by the thyroid gland‚ and the radioactivity can destroy the gland. However‚ this uptake of radioactive iodine

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    Hypothyroidism Millions of people‚ most of them women‚ suffer from thyroid disease. When your body produces too little thyroid hormone‚ the hormone responsible for metabolism‚ heart rate‚ and mood‚ you are said to have hypothyroidism‚ or an underactive thyroid. If your body makes too much of the hormone‚ you’re said to have hyperthyroidism‚ or an overactive thyroid. Thyroid hormone is responsible for everything from your basal metabolic rate—the rate at which your body uses oxygen and energy to

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  • Hypothyroidism Essay

    Hypothyroidism Normally‚ the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is produced when the hypothalamus excretes thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH). The secretion of TRH triggers the pituitary gland to release TSH. TSH then activates a release of triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4)‚ controlling the body’s metabolism. When T3 and T4 levels rise‚ the secretion of TRH and TSH decrease. When thyroid hormone levels decline‚ there is an increase in TRH and TSH secretion (Buttaro‚ Trybulski‚ Bailey‚ & Sandberg-Cook

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  • Hypothyroidism in Pregnancy

    ​​​​​​Abstract Hypothyroidism during pregnancy is very dangerous for both mother and unborn child. There are several complications that the fetus can develop if left untreated. Many times hypothyroidism goes undiagnosed due to its symptoms similarity to pregnancy. Thyroid hormones play a crucial role in pregnancy for fetus brain and developmental growth as well as the mother’s health. With the right medical management hypothyroidism during pregnancy can prevent fetal birth defects by mandated

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  • Essay On Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism with myxdemais and myopathy a disorder of the endocrine system. It is a condition in which the body lacks sufficient thyroid hormone. Your thyroid is a small‚ butterfly-shaped gland situated at the base of the front of your neck‚ rightbelow your Adam’s apple. Hormones produced by the thyroid gland — triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) — have an enormous impact on your health‚ affecting all aspects of your metabolism. They maintain the rate at which your body uses fats and carbohydrates

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  • Hypothyroidism: A Short Story

    It’s hard to believe that a little undiagnosed butterfly shaped thyroid gland in my neck was to blame for years of stress‚ depression‚ fatigue and weight gain. Hypothyroidism is caused by the inadequate function of the thyroid gland which acts on nearly every cell in the body. It is responsible for the rate at which the body uses its energy resources; protein synthesis; and our sensitivity to other hormones that regulate our protein‚ fat and carbohydrate metabolism. It affects everything from when

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  • Hypothyroidism: A Case Study

    significantly noted sign of hypothyroidism is brittle hairs or dry cracking skin. Graves’ disease is mainly associated with the thyroid ophthalmopathy; however‚ hypothyroidism is can also result in this kind of a disorder. The symptoms involved are inclusive

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  • Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)

    Hypothyroidism underactive thyroid) One in ten Americans‚ more than twenty million people‚ has a thyroid disorder. However‚ it is estimated that eight million more people remain undiagnosed. The undiagnosed population can be to blame because of misdiagnosis often thought of as stress‚ anxiety‚ or depression. Physicians can often mistake diagnosing thyroid disorders because of the complex range of symptoms. Symptoms for thyroid disorders can often be mistaken for hormonal changes‚ menopause‚ postpartum

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  • Hypothyroidism vs. Hyperthyroidism

    neck as represented by the image below left. The causes of chronic hypothyroidism are fairly distinct. Around the world in third-world and developing countries‚ iodine deficiency is the most common cause of hypothyroidism. This used to be true as well for developed countries‚ but today this is a less common cause as iodine usually finds its way into our diets without too much trouble. In modern-day developed countries‚ hypothyroidism is mainly a result of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis‚ a birth defect which

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