Latest hyperthyroidism Stories
Researchers reported on Friday that low thyroid activity, one of the most treated conditions in the US, might actually be a sign of a long life.
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.
Obesity among children increases the risk of damaging their thyroids, which can also result in a metabolism damage, researchers in Italy reported on Wednesday.
BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nancy Patterson Ph.D., Chair of the Graves' Disease Foundation announced it will hold its 2008 national Patient & Family Conference on October 17-19 at the Sheraton Resort in Carlsbad, California.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My son, 50, has been diagnosed with Graves disease. Will you define the condition and its treatment? I am very concerned for him. - J.C. ANSWER: Graves disease is the No. 1 cause of an overactive thyroid gland - hyperthyroidism.
By Megan Williams, The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va. Jul. 27--When Anita Kaissi found herself feeling constantly sluggish, she thought it was because she had just had a baby.
By Karin Kapsidelis Albemarle Corp., which makes flame retardants such as deca-BDE, takes issue with the study linking the chemicals to hyperthyroidism in cats.
By Karin Kapsidelis, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jul. 3--Those dust bunnies hiding under your toddler's bed are scarier than you might think. Once viewed as just a sign of unambitious housekeeping, dust has a dark side.
By Kohler, Sibylle Wass, John A H CLINICAL REVIEW Section 1 Epidemiology and aetiology CAUSES OF THYROTOXICOSIS * Graves' disease. * Multinodular goitre. * Toxic solitary nodule. * Postpartum thyroiditis. * Drug-induced thyroiditis (for example, amiodarone).
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...