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2009-03-27 14:03:15

Editorial: Diagnosis and treatment of primary hypothyroidism More and more people are being inappropriately diagnosed and treated for underactivity of the thyroid gland (known as primary hypothyroidism), warn doctors in an editorial published on bmj.com today. Hypothyroidism is caused by insufficient production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland. It affects about three per cent of the population and is usually treated in primary care. Blood tests are essential in confirming the diagnosis...

2009-03-11 06:30:00

Rapidly growing thyroid test market expands to EU, LATAM and Africa SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Screening Devices Canada, Inc. announces the immediate availability of ThyroChek, the rapid test for elevated TSH, the first clinical indicator of hypothyroidism to countries in the European Union. Until now, it has only been offered in the U.S. as an FDA-regulated, CLIA-waived test for adults to the 200,000 physician office labs. With the CE mark indicating conformity to...

2009-02-19 13:52:00

DALLAS, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cholesterol-lowering statins, used by millions of Americans to treat and prevent atherosclerosis, may falsely indicate thyroid problems, according to researchers at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Their study, "Radioiodine studies, low serum TSH, and the influence of statin drugs," appears in the journal Thyroid. "These findings could help physicians make quicker, more accurate diagnoses of suspected thyroid problems," said Dr. William...

2009-01-15 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Kim Alexis is a supermodel, athlete, mother-of-five and host of TV Land's hit show "She's Got the Look," where women compete to be the world's next supermodel at 35 and older. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/aace/36537/ The fashion world of a supermodel (and the life of a mother) is non-stop. So when Kim noticed that she was running out of energy for no apparent reason, she grew concerned. That's when she saw an...

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2008-12-03 14:03:59

Obesity among children increases the risk of damaging their thyroids, which can also result in a metabolism damage, researchers in Italy reported on Wednesday. Dr. Giorgio Radetti of the Regional Hospital of Bolzano in Italy and colleagues studied 186 overweight children for a period of three years. The team took images of the children's thyroid glands and also analyzed their thyroid hormone levels and thyroid antibodies. The thyroid works to secrete hormones which regulate the body's...

2008-02-27 09:01:24

Thyroid specialist Ridha Arem, M.D. is offering Oprah Winfrey and the rest of America's women a plan for optimal thyroid health. Dr. Arem, at the Texas Thyroid Institute in Houston and author of "The Thyroid Solution - A Revolutionary Mind-Body Program for Regaining your Emotional and Physical Health," is featured in the article, "Oprah's Thyroid Cure!" in the March 3, 2008 edition of "Woman's World" magazine. Experts estimate that as many 27 million Americans have thyroid gland disorders...

2006-07-28 13:49:35

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who have an underactive thyroid without symptoms appear to have an increased risk of heart disease, according to a review of published studies that appears in the American Journal of Medicine. However, more evidence is still needed before any recommendations for screening can be made. Better studies that include more people who have had an episode of coronary heart disease will help confirm these results, lead investigator Dr....

2006-02-28 20:25:53

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mild disease of the thyroid gland, a hormone-secreting organ in the neck, does not generally cause heart problems or stroke, new research shows. The one exception is a slightly overactive thyroid gland, which may raise the risk of atrial fibrillation, a common heart-rhythm disturbance in which the upper chambers beat erratically. The findings are based on a study of 3233 older adults who had thyroid function testing performed between 1989 and 1990 and...

2005-11-28 17:23:08

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The results of a study of older adults suggest that people who have an under active thyroid, or hypothyroidism, but with no symptoms, have an increased the risk of congestive heart failure, but not other cardiovascular disease or death. Asymptomatic hypothyroidism is characterized by an increased level of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), but a normal level of thyroxine (T4). The prevalence of this condition increases with age, Dr....

2004-11-30 21:00:09

TUESDAY, Nov. 30 (HealthDayNews) -- Very old people with underactive thyroid glands do not experience adverse effects and may even live longer than people of the same age with normally functioning thyroids, Dutch researchers say. These surprising results, which appear in the Dec. 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, add fuel to an ongoing debate about whether to screen and treat the oldest for mild thyroid disease. "Contrary to general expectation, the clinical...


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Thyroid And Parathyroid Glands
2013-03-04 13:34:45

The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland located anterior to the trachea and inferior to the thyroid cartilage. It is butterfly shaped with three lobes that make it the largest endocrine organ in the body. Its primary function is to control the body’s metabolism by regulating how quickly the body uses energy, proteins, and hormones. The two lateral lobes are connected by the middle lobe called the isthmus, which lies directly on top of the trachea. The entire gland is enclosed in a...

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