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Category: Thyroid

Vitamin D Deficiency and Thyroid

Vitamin D, or the sunshine vitamin, is concerned with the regulation of calcium and phosphorus levels in the body, and bone metabolism. It has also been linked to heart disease, cancer, Graves’ disease, Hashimoto’s disease and autoimmune disorders. One of the major sources of this vitamin is the ultraviolet rays of the sun, which enables the body to make vitamin D after exposure. Food sources include fatty fish such as tuna, salmon, trout, and sardines, cod liver oil, dairy products such as milk and yoghurt, hard boiled eggs, fortified cereals, and so on. If the level of vitamin D is... Read More

Thyroid and Menopause

The thyroid is a gland that is present in the neck and produces the hormones thyroxine and tri-iodothyronine. The thyroid stimulating hormone, produced by the pituitary gland in the brain, regulates the functioning of the thyroid. Any malfunctioning of the thyroid gland is to do with either underactivity or overactivity. Decreased activity leads to a condition called hypothyroidism (too little thyroid hormone) and increased activity results in hyperthyroidism (too much hormone). However, there is scope for confusion between thyroid problems and menopause because the symptoms are similar. Symptoms of menopause include: hot flashes, disturbed sleep, problem focusing, fatigue, sudden changes... Read More

Thyroid and Infertility

Hypothyroidism Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland, situated in the neck region, underperforms. As a result, the levels of thyroid hormone in the body decrease. Low levels of thyroid hormone can interfere with ovulation – that is, the release of the egg from the ovary – thereby impacting fertility. Disorders which cause hypothyroidism, such as autoimmune or pituitary disorders, may impair fertility. Hypothyroidism might also cause a delay in reaching sexual maturity. Hyperthyroidism On the other hand, fertility problems are also associated with hyperthyroidism – or an overactive thyroid gland. It was found that 2.3 percent of... Read More

How Often Should You Get a Thyroid Blood Test?

The thyroid gland produces two important hormones, T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine), which are concerned with metabolism. Malfunctioning of the thyroid gland manifests either in the form of overproduction or underproduction of hormones. When the hormone levels are above normal, the condition is known as hyperthyroidism and when they are abnormally low, it is called hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism Hypothyroidism usually affects middle-aged and older people. It shows up in the following symptoms, depending on how severe the deficiency is: fatigue and weakness, weight gain, cold intolerance, memory loss, dry skin, constipation, depression, muscle aches and joint pain, swelling, or stiffness, thinning... Read More

Test for Thyroid Symptoms

The thyroid gland forms a part of the endocrine system and secretes hormones essential for metabolism. It is located in the neck region, around the windpipe, just below the Adam’s apple. Its two lobes and the isthmus they are attached to give it the shape of a butterfly. Among the hormones generated by this gland, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) are the most important, and are produced with the help of iodine. A lot of the T4 hormone is converted into T3, which is concerned with metabolism. The hypothalamus, a small part of the brain connected to the endocrine system,... Read More

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