This book describes Thyroid and Diseases, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Disease
The thyroid is the gland in the center of the neck
When a person is tired and fat, it is usually thyroid hormones she lack
She will feel cold and has a large protuberant tongue
There will slow movements and thoughts out front
There may also be enlargement of the thyroid gland
There will dry coarse skin and unusual weight gain
The most common cause is due to autoimmune disease
It us more common in women who are of middle age
Diagnosis is by the detection of low thyroxine and antithyroid antibodies
Treatment is with thyroid replacement therapy.
Treatment is usually with synthetic thyroxine
To be taken orally for life. No need for iodine.
-An original poem by Kenneth Kee
The thyroid has an important part in regulating the body's metabolism and calcium balance.
Abnormal rise in thyroid hormone is termed thyrotoxicosis or hyperthyroidism and reduced thyroid function is termed myxoedema or hypothyroidism.
An overactive (hyperthyroidism) or underactive (hypothyroidism) thyroid can cause more allergies, skin disorders, fatigue, nervousness, gastrointestinal disorders, sleeping too much or too little, gaining or losing weight, swelling, and different types of pain.
Knowledge about the thyroid, and the symptoms that happen when something goes wrong with this small gland, can help to defend or regain good health.
It is a concern that is frequent, can involve the overall health, and is very important.
Women are at the highest risk of forming thyroid disorders (seven times more often than men).
A woman faces as high as 20% chance of developing thyroid disorders during her lifetime, a risk that rises with age, and for those with a family history of thyroid disorders.
Thyroid Diseases occur when there is:
1.Excessive thyroid hormones or Hyperthyroidism
2.Reduced production of thyroid hormones or Hypothyroidism
3.Autoimmune disease of the thyroid gland where the body cells react abnormally to the thyroid cells causing a disorder called Hashimoto’s Disease
4.Benign tumors or cyst of the thyroid gland because of over growth of the thyroid gland tissues.
They are called thyroid nodules or cysts
5.Thyroid Cancer – a malignant growth of the thyroid gland because of abnormal thyroid cells mutating in the thyroid gland
There are six often recognized symptoms of hypothyroidism.
The subjective indications for primary and secondary thyroid hypo-function can be:
1.Morning headaches that wear off as the day progresses,
2.Resting muscle cramps,
5.Chronic digestive problems, and
6.Excessive sleep requirements.
If the thyroid is producing too much, this condition is known as hyperthyroidism.
If the thyroid is producing too little, this condition is known as hypothyroidism.
When someone has hyperthyroidism which means their thyroid is working overtime and producing hormones a little too much, a lot can go wrong with the body.
When someone has hyperthyroidism, he or she can have a range of symptoms, most of them rather unpleasant.
Hyperthyroidism can cause:
1.Sudden weight loss and increased appetite,
2.Rapid heartbeat (tachycardia),
3.Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)
4.A pounding heart (palpitations).
5.Develop a goiter;
6.Be sweatier than normal;
7.Feel nervous, anxious and irritable;
8.Have tremors in the hands;
9.Be sensitive to heat;
10.Experience continual fatigue and muscle weakness;
Prevention of Thyroid Disorders
3.Avoid exercising when tired
4.Keep healthy by eating a well-balanced diet
5.Eat adequate iodine
6.Exercise every day
7.Warm up and stretch
TABLE OF CONTENT
Chapter 1 Thyroid Diseases
Chapter 2 Goiter
Chapter 3 Thyroid Cancer
Chapter 4 Thyroid Nodules
Chapter 5 Thyroid Eye Disease
Chapter 6 Hyperthyroidism
Chapter 7 Thyroglossal Duct Cyst
Chapter 8 Hashimoto Thyroiditis