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Hyperthyroidism / Thyroiditis / Graves Disease

Hyperthyroidism is the term for overactive tissue within the thyroid gland, resulting in overproduction and thus an excess of circulating free thyroid hormones: thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3), or both.

 

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Targeted Thyroid Screening in Assessment of Youth with Psychiatric Disorders
Thyroid assessment in youth with psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and mood, must include targeted screening for thyroid with a focus on youth wit.....
Low-risk Thyroid Cancer Patients Receive More Treatment
Around a quarter of low-risk thyroid cancer patients found to receive more treatment than required, according to a reasearch led by Alliric Willis, MD.....
Increased Cancer Death Risk Following Treatment for Hyperthyroidism
Patients having hyperthyroidism receiving radioactive iodine treatment have a long-term risk of death from solid cancer, including breast cancer. The .....
Association of Radioactive Iodine Treatment for Hyperthyroidism and Cancer Death Risk
Radioactive iodine is used in the treatment of hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid) since the 1940s. New research has revealed that higher organ-ab.....
Treating Adults With Mild Thyroid Problems: Fresh Insights
In adults with a mildly underactive thyroid gland (known as subclinical hypothyroidism), thyroid hormones should not be routinely offered, say a panel.....


Thyroiditis - Types, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment
Thyroiditis is the inflammation of the thyroid gland. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is the most common type of thyroiditis... Read More
Can Drugs Affect Thyroid Function?
Some medications affect the normal function of thyroid gland leading to thyroid function disorders in the form of hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Read Patient Information Leaflet of medications to be aware of such effects and conduct regular monitoring of thyroid function to avoid complications.. Read More
Goitre (Thyroid Swelling) - Types, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention
Goitre is an enlargement of the thyroid gland. Autoimmune diseases, hereditary factors, iodine deficiency cause goitre... Read More
Screening Tests for Thyroid Dysfunction
High or low thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level is indicative of a dysfunctional thyroid... Read More
Postpartum Thyroiditis - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Postpartum thyroiditis is an autoimmune thyroid disorder where the levels of thyroid hormone are abnormal within a year following childbirth... Read More
Hyperthyroidism (Overactive Thyroid) - Causes - Symptoms - Diagnosis - Treatment
Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland makes excessive thyroid hormone. Grave’s disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism... Read More
Increased Appetite / Polyphagia / Hyperphagia – Symptom Evaluation
An increase in appetite is seen in conditions like bulimia, diabetes, hyperthyroidism and worm infestation... Read More
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis - Risk Factors, Types, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & Complications
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder of the thyroid causing hypothyroidism. Synthetic hormone levothyroxine is an effective lifelong oral drug... Read More
Glycosuria - Causes, Symptoms, Types, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention
Glycosuria is an indication of elevated blood glucose levels and a condition in which excess glucose is excreted in the urine... Read More



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