The thyroid gland is one of the most important glands in the body. It produces the hormones that regulate the body’s metabolism. There are two primary hormones that this gland produces, T3 and T4. These hormones are important because they affect the conduct of every single cell in the human body; therefore, it is not difficult to see why thyroid function must be in proper … [Read more...] about Thyroid Function
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It’s so easy to blame your thyroid for those extra 10 or 15 pounds. An underactive thyroid, referred to medically as hypothyroidism, can lead to unexplained weight gain, fatigue, constipation, brittle nails, dry skin, joint and muscle pain, depression, memory loss and a puffy face. Hypothyroidism is a condition that’s common in women, especially those over the age of 60. But … [Read more...] about Gained a Few – How to Know If Your Thyroid is to Blame
What is Graves Disease? Anyone with immune malfunction is already aware of the fact that they are likely to develop a few conditions rather than just the one that led to their initial diagnosis, and particularly if they have autoimmune issues. As an example, the patient diagnosed with hyperthyroidism may learn that they also have the condition known as Graves' disease. The … [Read more...] about What is Graves Disease?