Hypothyroidism is a medical condition when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. This disease can occur as a congenital disease or acquired due to a primary disease of the thyroid gland. With the decrease amount of thyroid hormone, the body will have some metabolic effects and energy imbalance. Not only can hypothyroidism be a primary diagnosis but it can also be a secondary diagnosis related to other illnesses or diseases that affects the thyroid. Primary diagnosis of hypothyroidism is due to the thyroid gland directly. Some of these primary diseases are due to Iodine deficiency or Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (autoimmune). Symptoms of hypothyroidism can include fatigue, weakness, constipation, depression, weight gain, enlarged thyroid gland, hair loss, irregular menstrual cycles or hyperlipidemia. The severity of the symptoms may depend on the thyroid hormone level.
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What does hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism exactly mean? Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) is a condition in which your thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine. Hyperthyroidism can accelerate your body's metabolism significantly, causing sudden weight loss, a rapid or irregular heartbeat, sweating, and nervousness or irritability. (http://www.thyroid.org/what-is-hyperthyroidism.) Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) is a condition in which your thyroid gland doesn't produce enough of certain important hormones.
Case Study 1 – The Endocrine System Christina D’Amico University of Saint Joseph Abstract A fifteen-year-old boy with many hormonal abnormalities starting at the age of eleven suffered from joint pain and swelling along with poor bone growth and development. He broke his left hip and had low levels of testosterone and high levels of growth hormone resulting in gigantism and later acromegaly.
Top 10 Paleo Hypothyroid Foods The paleo diet for hypothyroidism is gaining huge popularity day by day and it is being considered as a game changer diet. An extensive amount of research has been conducted regarding the positive effects of ‘going paleo’ in the cases of hypothyroidism. A paleo diet can help correcting thyroid dysfunction by eliminating certain dietary factors that may worsen the disorder.
The structure of one’s brain is routed from birth. Traumatic events may cause the routing of the brain to alter or change completely. Amos Decker was a professional football player for the Cleveland Browns for one play. During this play he was running down the field to tackle the kick returner when Dwayne LeCroix blindsided him. Decker died twice on that football field during the opening game. When he awoke in a hospital the next day, his brain had been completely rewired. He now suffers from Hyperthymesia Syndrome. Hyperthymesia is the condition of possessing an superior autobiographical memory. The disease affected many aspects of his life negatively, but it did give a magnificent advantage at taking tests for the police academy and later
Thyroxine (T4) increases oxygen consumption in practically all tissues and thus increases the metabolic rate/ elimination of waste and consumption of oxygen. It is involved at many levels in growth and development. In fact hypothyroidism in infants can result in central nervous system and other systems to fail to develop normally. Excess throroxine in adults generally results in weight loss, nervousness, insomnia and elevated basal metabolic rate, with characteristic bulging eyes. In contrast hypothyroidism causes the individual to become sluggish in body movements, to put on weight, and a slowing down of mental
This paper will be about the creation of anabolic steroids, abuse of anabolic steroids, and stories of anabolic steroid users. Hypogonadism has three million U.S. cases per year. Hypogonadism can last for a few years or last forever. There are two types of hypogonadism, primary, which
Hypothyroidism is one of the most common endocrine disorders and frequently encountered by family nurse practitioners. Hypothyroidism is defined as failure of the thyroid gland to produce sufficient thyroid hormone to meet the metabolic demands of the body (Al‐jaghbeer, 2012). Untreated hypothyroidism can contribute to hypertension, dyslipidemia, infertility, cognitive impairment, and neuromuscular dysfunction (Gaitonde, 2012). Data derived from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey suggests that about one in 300 persons in the United States have hypothyroidism. The prevalence increases with age, and is higher in females than in males.
INTRODUCTION Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disorder affecting the thyroid gland. It is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. Thyroid’s secretion of thyroid hormones [Triiodothyronine(T3) and Thyroxine(T4)] is regulated by thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), which is released by the pituitary gland. These hormones regulate the body’s metabolic rate, heart function, brain development, bone maintenance and etc.
The body also needs thyroid hormones for proper bone and brain development during pregnancy and infancy. If a persons has a lack of Iodine it can cause a “goiter “. A goiter is swelling of the neck resulting from enlargement of the thyroid gland. Iodine is added to salt which becomes “iodized salt
After reviewing the Birthing Methods Wiki page, I was amazed to see the different methods in which a child can be conceived. Most interesting to me were the different methods of natural childbirth, such as the renowned Alexander Technique, The Bradley Method, and even hypnosis. I was most intrigued by the idea using “hypnosis during labor to bring a woman into a state of total relaxation where her body’s muscles can function according to the way they are designed” ("Giving Birth Naturally: Natural Childbirth Techniques"). Or similarly, the Lamaze method which uses Psychoprofilaxis; which is a method in which a woman utilizes distractions during her contractions to blur the feelings of pain and discomfort. Many women may feel subjected to the