Thursday, August 07, 2008

The early symptoms of thyroid

The causes of thyroid is that the grand that convert the food we eat into energy for the body is not function properly and thus it cause all kinds of symptoms. Poor thyroid function are often due to high cholesterol level in our body. Alot of people who suffer this symptoms take no notice or simply take it as growing old age or stress. Thyroid disease can develop from a little of few weeks to a few months and if early symptoms is discover, treatment can be treat for thyroid problem.

The early symptoms of thyroid are weight gain, feeling yourself cold most of the time even the weather is hot or warm outside mostly the hand and feet parts. Loss of energy and sign of hair dropping. Feeling fatigue and weakness. Skin became coarse and dry, poor memory and easily forgetfulness. Nervousness and tremors. For some women their will experience heavy menstrual periods.


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Less iodine intake in our diet cause Thyroids

Thyroids diseases affect many people in this world. It is the function of our thyroids gland that convert our food into energy for the body. When the thyroids gland is not operating properly it cause many symptoms of thyroids diseases. The cause of poor thyroid function is most due to high cholesterol levels or taking imbalanced diet result in making our thyroid system under active which makes our thyroid glands less produce thyroid hormone than our body needs. If we feel a swollen thyroids in our neck called goiters, it show our body had not enough of iodine cause by not enough iodine in our diet

The most common symptoms of thyroid are depression, hair loss, dry and coarse skin, poor memory and forgetfulness, weakness and fatigue. Most of the time feeling cold hands and feet, nervousness and feeling tremors, Weight gain, insomnia and constipation. For women their will experience heavy menstrual periods.


Monday, March 24, 2008

Thyroxine treatment to reduced Thyroid size medically

Treatment of thyroid disease as doctors used thyroxine treatment to reduce the gland or nodule size if a patients serum TSH is elevated or at the high end of normal. it is not quite effective if TSH is already or suppressed. A six months trail of thyroxine at a dose sufficient to supress TSH should be preceded by clinical size. If there is no response from the oatients then thyroxine should be stop. This procedure is most likely used by doctors to reduced the size of thyroid.

The symptoms of the thyroid mass are difficulty in swallowing or respiration distress, especially related to a change in position at night Patients and can be important symptoms of an obstruction goitre and these features may not be obvious if the gland is predominanty retrosternal. Patients with thyroid disease are encouraged to maintain a personal medical records, as follow up often extends beyond their period of contract with any one practitioner.


Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Important symptoms and sign of hyperthyroidism.

The important sign and symptoms of hyperthyroidism are weight loss, fatique, anxiety, heat intolerence,palpitations, insomnia, diarrhoea or increased bowel frequency, irregular menses, neck mass or tenderness and eye osre ness and the physical signs are warm moist skin, tremor, tachycardia, hyperrefexia, proximal muscle weakness, goitre, rash and eye sign like lid lag or lid retraction.

A diffuse goitre with a bruit is commonly found in Graves disease, a nodular goitre may suggest either a toxic multinodular goitre or toxic adenoma, Although greaves disease can also occur within a pre-existing nodular gland. Subacute thyroiditis is associated with tender, asymmetrically enlarge thyroid, and patients are typically systemically unwell with fever, malaise and anterior neck pain. Eye lag and and eye lid retraction can occur in any thyrotoxic state, but proprosis and the rare pretibial myxoedema are specific for graves disease.


A Guild to thyroid dysfunction

Thyroid dysfunction is commonin the community, the prevalence of hyperthyoidism is approximately one percent to two percent and hypothyroidism is about five percent to ten percent. Thyroid dysfunction has afemale to male predominance a ratio of five to one. and the disease is increased in age. A family history of thyroid disorder is common in affected patients. Thyroid hormone regulates cellular metabolism, facilities development of the central nervous system, and is important for normal grouth, puberty and protien synthesis. this variety of roles accounts for the constellation of symptoms and signs encounter in patients with thyroid dysfunction.

Thyroid storm is a life treatening form of hyperthyroidism, whereas myxoedematous coma refers to severe hypothyroidism. Thyroid dysfunstion is commonly primary arising from the thyroid but rarely it is secondary central arising from the pituitary or hypothalamus. Futhermore, primary thyroid dysfunstion can be overt or subclinical, the latter term being applied to individuals with an abnormal thyroid stimulating hormone level but normal free thyroxine level


Monday, September 24, 2007

Treatment of hypothyroidism

Treatment of hypothyroidism with thyroxine therapy is relatively straightforward. Most patients required maintenance doses of 100 to 150 ug daily. Alower initial dose is generally recommened usally 50 ug daily because patients with longstanding severe hypothyroidism can experience unpleasant symptoms such as palpitations if thyroxine is introduced too quickly, but occasionally an initial dose of 100ug may be used if the TSH level is very high and the patients is young and fit.

In the elderly and patients with cardiac disease, a lower starting dose of 25ug daily is more appropriate. Throids function tests should be performed six weeks after introducing thyroxine and after any dose adjustment but not within five weeks of the change, with tests result guiding gradual dose increases. In patients with cardiac disease, increased should be made gradully in increments of 25 ug.

The aim is to restore euthyroidism, but occasionally patients require TSH levels to be at the lower end of the normal range before they feel completely well. Once euthyroidism is achieved, thyroid function tests should be repeated yearly, unless a dose adjustment is made.


Common symptom of hypothyroidism

Common symptom of hypothyroidism included weight gain, fatique, cold intolerence, depression, constipation, dry skin, muscles and joint aches, menorrhagia and slowed mental processing. Physical signs may be few and may include cool and dry skin, bradycardia, hung up, reflexes, periorbital oedema, thinning of the outher third of the eyebrows, hoarse voice or goitre.

Hypothyroidism is suggested if several of these features occur in combination or with recent onset. Elderly patients may presents atypically, with congestive cardiac faolure or hypothermia. Some specialist groups advocate routine screening of thyroid fuction, particularly in older women, although currently there is insufficient evidence to support population based screening. However it is generally agreed that patients deemed to be at higher risk of developing hypothyroidism have throid fuction tests at regular intervals.

The cause of hypothyroidism include, Autoimmune thyroid disease which is the most common cause of primary hypothyroidism. Congential hypothyroidism for which new born TSH sceening is performed. Thyroid or head and neck surgery, Previous neck irradiation, Previous radioactive iodine treatment for thyrotoxicosis, Thyroiditis, Drug treatment such as amiodarone, lithium and interferon.

Patients with this conditions listed above and patients with other autoimmune disorders such as type 1 diabetes or a family history of autoimmune throid disease, should be screened regulars with thyroid function tests. The presence of hyperlipidaemia, hyponatraemia,hyperprolactinaemia or an elevated creatinine kinase level warrents screening with TSH measurement.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Thyroid disease is diagnosed by blood tests, thyroid scan

The thyroid gland makes, stores, and releases two hormones — T4 (thyroxine) and T3 (triiodothyronine). Thyroid hormones control the rate at which every part of your body works. This is called your metabolism. Thyroids gland disease will affect most parts of our body. Thyroids disease affect women more then men and treatment of thyroid disease are simple and safe.

Thyroid disease is diagnosed by your symptoms, an exam and tests as some disease are similar to the symptoms. The doctor will use tests to find the exact cause of the problem by blood tests, thyroid scan and ultrasound exam if the women is during her pregnancy time.

Hypothyroidism disorder known as thyroidtis and it cause of the inflammation of the thyroids gland as the thyroid gland is not working very hard enough and cause the enlargement of the thyroid gland called Hashimoto disease. Taking diet that has very little in iodine can cause hypothyroidism.


Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Get your doctor advice- notice a lump in your thyroid

Thyroid helps to set your body metabolism by getting energy from the food you eat. It is a butterfly shape gland in your neck above your collarbone and one of your endocrine glands thats produce hormones. Women are more then men who are diagnoise with thyroid disease.

The symptoms of thyroids disease is weight gain, feel fatigued and difficulty dealing in cold temperature besides your body used more energy more faster or slower than it normaly used. This thyroid glands which is not active is called hypothyroidism. If you thyroid glands is too active which is called hyperthyroidism as it produce more thyroid hormones than your body needed and the symptoms is weight loss, make you very sensitive to heats and also rise the speed of your heard rate.

If you find a lump in your thyroid it is best to see your doctor as your doctor may recommend a fine needles aspiration biopsy. This is a most safe and painless prosedure and also this test gives the doctor more information on the nature of the lump in your thyroid gland. Treatment of thyroids glands involves trying to reset your body's metabolism to a normal rate.


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