Thyroid

Definition of Thyroid:

The thyroid gland is an organ with many veins, anchored around the front of the throat near the voice box.  Essential to normal body growth in infancy and childhood, it absorbs iodine from the diet and releases thyroid hormones – iodine-containing compounds that help govern the rate of the body's metabolism (its total life processes), affecting body temperature, and regulating protein, fat and carbohydrate catabolism in all cells.  Thyroid hormones also maintain growth hormone release, skeletal maturation, and heart rate, force, and output.  They promote central nervous system growth, stimulate the making of many enzymes, and are necessary for muscle tone and vigor.  To a high degree, metabolism is regulated by the hormone thyroxine, which can be made by the thyroid if enough organic iodine is available.  An enlarged thyroid gland that is not cancerous is called a goiter.

Also: Thyroid Gland

Topics Related to Thyroid

Addison's Disease

...the condition
“...The most common one is the thyroid...”

Adrenal

...related topic
“...Other hormones from the adrenals control normal energy output (along with the thyroid) and govern the breakdown of stored energy into quick energy sources...”
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Amenorrhea

...relationship to Hypothyroidism
“In many cases, an underactive or overactive thyroid gland is responsible for the absent menstrual cycles...”

Anorexia / Starvation Tendency

...recommendation Lemon Balm
“A mild sedative, spasmolytic, it may also gently help regulate thyroid-stimulating hormone and thyroid function...”

Antithyrotropic

...related topic
“Inhibiting thyroid hormones...”

Arrhythmias/Dysrhythmias

...the condition
“...PAT is susceptible to alcohol excess, stress, caffeine, an overactive thyroid or excessive thyroid hormone intake, and certain drugs...”

Bladderwrack

...as a treatment
“...It has also been used to counter obesity, possibly due to its reputation for stimulating the thyroid gland...”

Bone Cancer

...the condition
“...Cancers that tend to spread rapidly to bone include those of the breast, lung, prostate, thyroid, and kidney...”
...relationship to Cancer, General
“Any type of cancer can spread to the bone, but the most common metastasizing cancers are breast, lung, kidney, thyroid, and prostate...”

Borderline Personality Disorder

...the condition
“...Other possible causes of the symptoms, such as thyroid disorder or substance abuse, should be ruled out first...”

Chronic Thyroiditis

...the condition
“Alternative Names: Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Hashimoto's Disease, Autoimmune Thyroiditis, Chronic Lymphocytic Thyroiditis Thyroiditis is an inflammation – not an infection – of the thyroid gland...”
...our question about your age
“Chronic thyroiditis or Hashimoto's disease is a common thyroid gland disorder that can occur at any age, but it is most often seen in middle-aged women...”
...relationship to Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease
“People with celiac disease are more likely to develop Autoimmune Thyroid Disease (ATD) than the general public, and the reverse is also true...”
...recommendation Selenium
“Three months of supplementation with 200mcg selenium daily reduced thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPOAb) but had no effect on Tg antibodies (TgAb) in a well-controlled study of 70 women with autoimmune thyroiditis...”
...recommendation Thyroid Medications
“Due to the profound effect of thyroid hormones, their use in a hypothyroid condition is well justified...”

Cigarette Smoke Damage

...relationship to Hyperthyroidism
“A study of 132 pairs of twins (264 subjects) showed that smoking can have negative effects on the endocrine system, causing a 3- to 5-fold increase in the risk of all types of thyroid disease...”
...relationship to Chronic Thyroiditis
“A study of 132 pairs of twins (264 subjects) showed that smoking can have negative effects on the endocrine system, causing a 3- to 5-fold increase in the risk of all types of thyroid disease...”

Coconut

...as a treatment
“...goods, boxed to bake items, canned foods and most restaurant foods contribute to degenerative diseases including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, stroke, depression, hypoglycemia, thyroid disorders and cancer...”

Cold Hands and Feet

...relationship to Progesterone Low or Estrogen Dominance
“Cold hands and feet, often caused by low thyroid function, may be a symptom of estrogen excess or low progesterone influencing thyroid function...”

Coleus

...as a treatment
“...96-9] and an increase in thyroid hormone secretion...”

Copper Deficiency

...the condition
“...Reduced thyroid function, cardiovascular disease, increased cholesterol, uric acid and blood pressure, impaired glucose tolerance, thrombosis, oxidative damage, skeletal defects related to bone...”

Corticosteroids

...as a treatment
“...Glaucoma or cataracts; Infections of any type (virus, bacteria, fungus, amoeba); Sores in the nose or recent nose surgery (if using nasal spray forms of corticosteroids); Underactive or overactive thyroid; Liver disease; Stomach or intestine problems; Heart disease; High blood pressure; High cholesterol; Kidney disease or kidney stones; Myasthenia gravis; Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE);...”

Cushing's Syndrome / Hypercortisolism

...the condition
“...Other less common types of tumors that can produce ACTH are thymomas, pancreatic islet cell tumors, and medullary carcinomas of the thyroid...”

Depression

...recommendation Amino Acid Profile
“...Low tyrosine levels can also create subnormal levels of thyroid hormone – a well-known cause of depression...”

Desiccated Pig Glandular

...related topic
“Examples of desiccated pig glandular thyroid hormone replacements include: Armour, Westhroid, Thyroid, or Nature-throid...”

Diarrhea

...the condition
“...Other blood tests that can be of use include thyroid stimulating hormone, anti-nuclear antibody, anti-gliadin and anti-endomysial antibodies for celiac disease, perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (p-ANCA) for IBD, HLA typing,...”

Dizziness

...the condition
“...or hemorrhage, which may go unnoticed; Prolonged bed rest, causing weakness, loss of ability to compensate for assuming an upright position; Endocrine diseases – Hormone-producing organs such as the thyroid, adrenal and pituitary glands affect hydration, salt balance, and function of other organs...”

Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding

...related topic
“...adenomyosis, endometrial or cervical cancer, pelvic infection including endometritis (infection of the lining of the uterus), endometriosis, polycystic ovarian disease, ovarian cyst or tumor, thyroid dysfunction or blood clotting abnormalities...”

Eczema

...recommendation Test Thyroid Function
“Hypothyroid patients with eczema respond well to thyroid medication...”

Endocrine Glands

...related topic
“A set of glands including the pituitary, hypothalamus, pineal, thyroid, parathyroid, thymus and adrenal glands, as well as the pancreas, ovaries and testes...”

Enlarged Lymph Nodes

...the condition
“... cysts from abnormalities of fetal development or thyroid gland enlargement...”

Estrogen-balancing Medications

...as a treatment
“...Instructions: Make sure the thyroid gland is functioning sufficiently...”

Excessive Sweating

...the condition
“...Other people may have sweating as a symptom of known medical conditions, such as ... an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism)...”

Female Hair Loss

...the condition
“...Common causes of hair loss or hair thinning in women ... thyroid or liver disease...”
...relationship to Hypothyroidism
“...Once thyroid hormone is administered, regrowth of hair occurs in approximately 2 months...”
...relationship to Yeast / Candida Infection
“...The three most likely pathways are thyroid dysfunction, allergies and enzyme suppression...”

Fibrocystic Breast Disease

...the condition
“...Because some people are sensitive to iodine and high amounts can alter thyroid function, it should not be taken without a doctor's involvement...”
...recommendation Iodine
“...Because some people are sensitive to iodine and high amounts can alter thyroid function, it should not be taken without a doctor's involvement...”

Fluoride Toxicity

...the condition
“...diarrhea, Down syndrome, early onset of puberty, eosinophilia, eye/ear/nose disorders, fever, gastro-intestinal disturbances, gingivitis, heart disorders, hypertension, hypoplasia, hypothyroidism/thyroid cancer, kidney dysfunction, osteosarcoma, low birth weight, candidiasis, multiple sclerosis, oral squamous cell carcinoma, Parkinson's disease, seizures, slurred speech, skin irritations,...”

General Cancer Screening

...as a treatment
“A general cancer checkup includes examination of the skin, rectum, pelvic organs and thyroid...”

Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease

...the condition
“...PMS); Thyroid disease; A hyperprolactinemia diagnosis; A Diabetes type I or II diagnosis; Hypoglycemia; Polycystic Ovary Disease (PCOS); Endometriosis; Immune System Symptoms...”

Goiter

...related topic
“A chronic enlargement of the thyroid gland (visible between the Adam's apple and the collarbone at the front of the neck) produced by the body in an attempt to increase hormone production from limited amount of iodine...”

Gugulipids

...as a treatment
“...Other studies suggest that it may stimulate the thyroid gland's function...”

Gulf War Illness

...the condition
“...Symptoms include, but are not limited to, the following: Severe Headaches; Rashes; Joint Pain; Muscle Pain; Nerve/Neurological Damage; Kidney Damage; Lung Damage; Cardiovascular signs or symptoms; Thyroid Disease; Multiple Cancers; Auto-Immune Deficiencies; Unusual Fevers; Night Sweats; Fluid Buildup; Sleep Disturbances; Gastrointestinal signs or symptoms; Genetic Alterations; Abnormal Births;...”

Heavy Metal Toxicity

...the condition
“...nausea, constipation, weight loss, peripheral neuropathy, cognitive dysfunction, arthralgias, headache, weakness, convulsions, irritability, impotence, loss of libido, depression, depression of thyroid and adrenal function, chronic renal failure, gout...”

Hives (Urticaria)

...relationship to Chronic Thyroiditis
“Amongst patients with chronic hives and either treated hypothyroidism or a normally functioning thyroid gland, it is reasonable to test for anti-thyroid antibodies...”
...recommendation Thyroid Medications
“A study suggests that administration of thyroxine to patients with chronic urticaria associated with elevated thyroid antibodies can result in remission of the hives...”

Homeopathic Remedies

...as a treatment
“...Examples include Natrum muriaticum (sodium chloride; table salt), Lachesis muta (the venom of the bushmaster snake), Opium, and Thyroidinum (thyroid hormone)...”

Hormone-altering Drugs

...related topic
“...which affects insulin levels; Tamoxifen and Arimidex which affect estrogen levels; LHRH agonists which affect testosterone levels; and propylthiouracil (PTU) and methimazole(MTZ) which affect thyroid levels...”

Hormones

...related topic
“...Examples include adrenal hormones such as corticosteroids and aldosterone; glucagon, growth hormone, insulin, testosterone, estrogens, progestins, progesterone, DHEA, melatonin, and thyroid hormones such as thyroxine and calcitonin...”

Hydrazine Sulfate

...as a treatment
“...cancer most frequently reported to benefit from hydrazine sulfate therapy are colorectal cancer, ovarian cancer, prostatic cancer, lung (bronchogenic) cancer, Hodgkin's disease and other lymphomas, thyroid cancer, melanoma, and breast cancer...”

Hyperparathyroidism

...the condition
“...The parathyroid glands are normally located on the thyroid gland in the neck...”

Hyperpituitarism

...the condition
“...Causes and Development: Since pituitary tumors (usually benign) are the most common cause of this condition, other areas controlled by the pituitary are often affected, such as Prolactin and thyroid hormones...”

Hyperthyroidism

...the condition
“...Graves' disease represents a basic defect in the immune system, causing production of immunoglobulins (antibodies) which stimulate and attack the thyroid gland, causing growth of the gland and overproduction of thyroid hormone...”
...related topic
“An abnormal condition of the thyroid gland resulting in excessive secretion of thyroid hormones characterized by an increased metabolism and weight loss...”
...our question about Hyperthyroidism
“...For this reason, patients are often advised to consider a treatment that permanently prevents the thyroid gland from producing too much thyroid hormone...”
...relationship to Iodine Requirement
“Hyperthyroidism may occur, particularly in elderly people, due to long term slight iodine deficiency as this may result in additional nodules on the thyroid...”
...relationship to Copper Deficiency
“..."Thyroid and immune system health are crucially dependent upon copper...”
...recommendation Iodine
“...Because of the possibility of causing a 'thyroid storm' (an acute hyperthyroid state), this therapy should only be attempted under close supervision by a doctor experienced in its use: Excessive iodine ingestion can cause either...”
...recommendation Neural Therapy
“Neural Therapy to the thyroid gland may help normalize its function and stabilize or shrink nodules...”
...recommendation Selenium
“...Barbara Gasnier reported the findings at the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society in Denver, Colorado that selenium supplementation may prevent progression of autoimmune thyroid disease, especially during the onset of the disease...”

Hypoglycemia

...the condition
“...This response can be due to adrenal cortical insufficiency or thyroid deficiency...”

Hypopituitarism

...the condition
“...Below is a list of the hormones secreted by the pituitary and their functions ... thyroid stimulating hormone (stimulates the thyroid gland to secrete hormones that affect body metabolism)...”

Hypothalamus / Pituitary / Pineal Dysfunction

...the condition
“...The hypothalamus gland produces a releasing factor known as thyroid stimulation hormone releasing factor, or TSH-RF...”

Hypothyroidism

...the condition
“...Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland, which is located in the neck, does not make sufficient thyroid hormone to meet the body's requirements...”
...related topic
“Diminished production of thyroid hormone, leading to low metabolic rate, tendency to gain weight, and sleepiness...”
...our question about Brittle fingernails
Thyroid diseases may produce brittle nails or splitting of the nail bed from the nail plate...”
...relationship to Low Sex Hormone Binding Globulin
Thyroid diseases such as hypothyroid affect hormonal balance...”
...relationship to Progesterone Low or Estrogen Dominance
“...increases sensitivity of estrogen receptors, and can therefore redirect estrogen activity and inhibit many of unopposed estrogen's undesirable side-effects, which includes interference with thyroid hormone activity...”
...relationship to Osteoporosis - Osteopenia
“People with hypothyroidism can develop osteoporosis if they are taking too much thyroid hormone...”
...relationship to Coronary Disease / Heart Attack
“The thyroid affects every organ in the body, including the heart...”
...relationship to Copper Deficiency
“There are a limited number of studies that suggest low copper levels may reduce thyroid function...”
...recommendation Natural Progesterone
“...increases sensitivity of estrogen receptors, and can therefore redirect estrogen activity and inhibit many of unopposed estrogen's undesirable side-effects, which include interference with thyroid hormone activity...”
...recommendation Raw Food Diet
“A short-term (2-4 week) diet of only raw foods, with heavy emphasis on raw greens, seaweed, nuts, seeds, sprouted beans and seeds, and freshly extracted vegetable juices, can improve thyroid function...”
...recommendation Iodine
“Sometimes a low functioning thyroid gland will improve with the addition of iodine in some form...”
...recommendation Selenium
“Selenium and iodine are two minerals which are important in the proper functioning of the thyroid...”

Immune System Imbalance (TH2 Dominance)

...the condition
“...intestinal flora or soil based organisms (SBOs), ginseng (Red Korean or concentrated Siberian Ginseng extract), chlorella (spirulina and some other sea vegetables may have similar benefits), thyroid hormones, garlic (raw or aged extract), l-Glutathione (or products that raise levels), DHEA or AED (androstendiol), UV-A light, vitamin E, transfer factor (antigen specific) – protein...”
...recommendation Thyroid Medications
“Thyroxine (T4) found in Synthroid and desiccated thyroid is a thyroid hormone that increases TH1 cytokines to help balance the immune system...”
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More topics Related to Thyroid

Indian Long Pepper

...as a treatment
“...It helps increase thyroid hormone levels in the body and increases the absorption and bioavailability of certain other medications, both pharmaceutical and herbal...”

Iodine

...as a treatment
“It is important not to over-consume iodine as it has a relatively narrow range of intakes that reliably support good thyroid function...”
...related topic
“A essential mineral that is an integral part of the thyroid hormones, thyroxin and triiodothyronine which have important metabolic roles and govern basal metabolism...”

Iodine Requirement

...the condition
“Iodine is vital for good thyroid function, which in turn is essential for good health...”

Kelp

...as a treatment
“...Iodine is important for the proper function of the thyroid, which in turn is responsible for keeping the bodies temperature regulated, proper development and function of female reproductive organs, as well as a whole host of minor biological functions...”

Leg Cramps At Night

...the condition
“...Less common causes include diabetes, Parkinson's disease, hypoglycemia, anemia, thyroid and endocrine disorders and use of some medications...”

Lemon Balm

...as a treatment
“Lemon balm is a mild sedative, spasmolytic, and may gently help regulate thyroid-stimulating hormone and thyroid function...”

Lithium

...as a treatment
“...Blood tests should be carried out every 3 months to ensure the appropriate level of lithium and thus prevent toxicity, along with kidney and thyroid tests...”

Low Adrenal Function / Adrenal Insufficiency

...our question about Hypothyroidism
“A suggestive but unresolved issue is the connection between the thyroid and the adrenal glands...”

Lupus, SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)

...relationship to Chronic Thyroiditis
“Approximately 10% of lupus patients have thyroid antibodies, and autoimmune thyroiditis occasionally coexists with SLE...”

Male Hair Loss

...relationship to Hypothyroidism
“...Once thyroid hormone is administered, regrowth of hair occurs in approximately 2 months...”
...relationship to Yeast / Candida Infection
“...The three most likely pathways are thyroid dysfunction, allergies and enzyme suppression...”

Male Infertility (Low Sperm Count)

...relationship to Hyperthyroidism
“The thyroid gland is responsible for balancing cell metabolism, so when the thyroid gland is not functioning properly, cell metabolism suffers...”
...relationship to Hypothyroidism
“The thyroid gland is responsible for balancing cell metabolism, so when the thyroid gland is not functioning properly, cell metabolism suffers...”

Manganese

...as a treatment
“...Manganese is ... Involved in the formation of thyroxin in the thyroid gland...”

Melatonin

...as a treatment
“...It is a hormone, just like estrogen, thyroid, or cortisone, but without the obvious side-effects seen on overdosing...”

Menorrhagia (Heavy Periods)

...the condition
“...Diagnosis and Tests: When it has been determined that the cause is not organic (a physical condition), laboratory testing (bleeding time, complete blood count, and thyroid function) should be done, and any abnormalities corrected...”
...recommendation Test Thyroid Function
“...However, even minimal thyroid dysfunction may be responsible for menorrhagia and other menstrual disturbances...”

Motherhood Issues

...the condition
“...In the past few years, it has become apparent that some of these women are ill because of postpartum thyroid disease, and may be helped to feel better with proper treatment...”

Myxedema

...related topic
“A condition arising from diminished thyroid function, characterized by hard swelling of subcutaneous tissue, hair loss, lower temperature, muscle debility, hoarseness and the slow return of a muscle to neutral position after a tendon...”

Natural Progesterone

...as a treatment
“...Progesterone is an essential hormone that also plays a part in the development of healthy nerve cells and brain and thyroid function...”

Need For Routine Preventative Health Measures

...the condition
“...For those who already have unresolved health issues, further testing may be required, such as prostate-specific antigen, complete blood count, thyroid, colon cancer, or H...”

Nervous Breakdown Tendency

...the condition
“...As well as those mentioned below, underlying factors behind a nervous breakdown tendency include ... Medical conditions such as vitamin deficiencies, thyroid disorders, movement disorders, skin and limb problems...”

Nutritional Deficiency

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Symptoms include ... a swollen thyroid gland at the front of the neck beneath the Adams apple (goiter)...”

Oregon Grape Root

...as a treatment
“...Oregon grape rhizome and roots have the following properties: alterative, antibiotic, antiseptic, astringent, bitter taste, cholagogue, cooling, diuretic, emetic, laxative, thyroid stimulant...”

Osteoporosis - Osteopenia

...the condition
“...Calcitonin, released by the thyroid, briefly inhibits bone resorption by osteoclasts...”

Panic Attacks

...the condition
“...Occasionally an under-active thyroid condition called Hashimoto's autoimmune thyroiditis, known as HAIT or, simply, thyroiditis has been associated with a range of anxiety symptoms including panic attack...”

Parathyroid

...related topic
“The four parathyroid glands are embedded near the thyroid, with two attached to each thyroid lobe, on opposites sides of the throat...”

Parsley

...as a treatment
“...Why it is Recommended: Parsley Root helps bladder, kidney, liver, lung, stomach, and thyroid function; it helps clear uric acid from the urinary tract, contains a substance that prevents the multiplication of tumor cells, expels worms, relieves gas and stimulates normal activity of...”

Pituitary

...related topic
“...The front lobe is stimulated by the hypothalamus, and produces any one of six different hormones that in turn stimulate the thyroid, adrenal and reproductive glands, and also breast milk production...”

Polymyositis

...the condition
“...dystrophies), drug toxins (such as alcohol, cocaine, steroids and lovastatin), metabolic disorders (where muscle cells are unable to process chemicals normally), hormone disorders (such as abnormal thyroid, calcium, and magnesium conditions), and infectious diseases (such as influenza virus, AIDS, streptococcus and Lyme bacteria, pork tapeworm and schistosomiasis)...”

Polyuria

...related topic
“...Causes include drinking too much, diabetes, kidney disease, elevated thyroid function and others...”

Poor Memory

...the condition
“...There are many illnesses related to fatigue and poor attention span, including anemia, underactive thyroid and hyperactivity...”

Pregnancy-Related Issues

...the condition
“...Screening for congenital hypothyroidism with thyroid function tests on dried-blood spot specimens is recommended for all newborns in the first week of life...”

Premenstrual Syndrome

...the condition
“...Diagnosis and Tests: Abnormal thyroid function and intestinal candidiasis should also be ruled out since these may produce, during the mid-luteal phase, a symptom picture similar to PMS...”

Problems Caused By Being Overweight

...recommendation DHEA
“7-Keto DHEA supplements, at a dose of 200mg per day in adults 25 to 55 years of age has been shown in a double-blind trial to enhance weight loss, aid in the reduction of body fat and effect thyroid hormone levels...”

Retinitis Pigmentosa

...relationship to Hypothyroidism
“There is an increased occurrence of thyroid disease (Hashimoto's thyroiditis) in patients with retinitis pigmentosa...”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

...relationship to Chronic Thyroiditis
“A study of 91 patients with rheumatoid arthritis found 29 patients had evidence of thyroid dysfunction compared to 10 of the 93 controls...”
...relationship to Hypothyroidism
“A study of rheumatoid arthritis patients found evidence of thyroid dysfunction 3 times more often than in controls...”

Schizophrenia

...relationship to Hypothyroidism
“The book Natural Healing for Schizophrenia reports that 10% of patients diagnosed with "schizophrenia" have been found to have thyroid imbalances...”

Selenium

...related topic
“...Three selenium- containing enzymes are antioxidant peroxidases and a fourth selenium-containing enzyme is involved in thyroid hormone production...”

Senile Dementia

...the condition
“...Certain abnormalities of a person's metabolism or hormones may also be responsible for the development of dementia, including the following ... Hypothyroidism, which means the thyroid gland is underactive...”

Sideroblastic Anemia

...the condition
“...Complications: Possible complications of sideroblastic anemia include ... Underactivity of the thyroid gland (hypothyroidism)...”

Sjogren's Syndrome

...the condition
“...primary and secondary Sjogren's syndrome can affect other parts of the body as well, including the skin, joints, lungs, kidneys, blood vessels, and nervous system, and cause symptoms such as ... Thyroid problems...”
...relationship to Chronic Thyroiditis
“Antithyroid antibodies are created when antibodies migrate out of the salivary glands into the thyroid gland...”

Spicy Foods

...as a treatment
“...This is an important finding for dieters and those with a low functioning thyroid gland or those who are especially susceptible to becoming cold...”

Stiff Man Syndrome

...the condition
“...Other autoimmune disorders such as diabetes, pernicious anemia (a chronic, progressive blood disorder), and thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid gland) may occur more frequently in patients with stiff-person syndrome...”

Synthetic T3-T4 Combination

...related topic
“Examples of T3-T4 combination thyroid hormone replacements include: Thyrolar or Liotrix...”

T3 only

...related topic
“Examples of T3-only thyroid hormone replacements include: Cytomel or Tertroxin...”

T4 only

...related topic
“Examples of T4-only thyroid hormone replacements include: Synthroid, Thyroxine, Eltroxin , Levoxyl, Unithroid or Levothyroxine...”

Tendency Toward Postpartum Depression

...the condition
“...Low thyroid functioning is very common in women after childbirth...”

Test Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)

...as a treatment
“...High levels of insulin and androgens decrease SHBG level, whereas thyroid hormone and estrogen increase it...”

Test Thyroid Function

...as a treatment
“Some people feel much better when taking thyroid hormones, even though some thyroid tests might indicate that they do not need it...”

Thymic Factors

...as a treatment
“...Modern medicine replaces the thyroid gland with thyroid hormone, the adrenal gland with cortisone, the pancreas gland with insulin, and the ovaries with estrogen and progesterone...”

Thyroglobulin

...related topic
“The iodine-containing protein that is stored in the thyroid gland...”

Thyroid Cancer

...the condition
Thyroid cancers are relatively rare and develop from cells of the thyroid gland...”
...our question about Iodine-containing food consumption
“Excessive iodine has a complex disruptive effect on the thyroid and may cause an increased risk of thyroid cancer...”
...recommendation Chemotherapy
“Chemotherapy is not very effective against thyroid cancer...”
...recommendation against Iodine
“Excessive iodine has a complex disruptive effect on the thyroid and may, in susceptible individuals, cause an increased risk of getting thyroid cancer...”
...recommendation Surgery
“Surgery is the main treatment for thyroid cancer...”
...recommendation Radiation Therapy (Radio Therapy)
“...It may also be used to treat thyroid cancer that has spread to other parts of the body...”

Thyroid Medications

...as a treatment
Thyroid hormone is not for everyone, although levels do naturally decline with age or stress...”

Thyroiditis

...related topic
“Inflammation of the thyroid; there are several forms of thyroiditis, including chronic or Hashimoto's thyroiditis (also called autoimmune or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis), subacute thyroiditis, and painless or...”

Thyrotoxicosis

...related topic
“Also known as Graves' disease, is a disorder of excess thyroid hormone production...”

Thyroxin

...related topic
“T4, or thyroxine, is a hormone produced by the thyroid gland to help control metabolism and growth...”

Tinnitus

...the condition
“...Patients who are pregnant, anemic, or have thyroid problems may develop increased blood flow through the largest vein in the neck, the jugular vein...”

TMJ Problems

...the condition
“... neck, behind ears, under arms, groin); abnormalities of the parotid glands (the salivary glands, located below and in front of each ear); abnormal thyroid function; skin rashes, dry skin, itching, and sensitivity to the sun; Sjögren's Syndrome (dry eyes, dry mouth and dry mucous membranes); changes in skin color and texture, such as...”

Turner's Syndrome

...the condition
“...Abnormalities: Dysplastic hips; Scoliosis; Tendency to form keloids; Cataracts; Tendency to obesity; Idiopathic hypertension; Diabetes mellitus; Abnormal glucose tolerance; Crohn's disease; Thyroid disorders; Ulcerative colitis;...”

Ultrasound Imaging

...as a treatment
“...Ultrasound is used to provide images of the following ... heart, thyroid gland, breasts, eyes, bladder, testicles, ovaries, spleen (to look for cysts, tumors, foreign objects)...”

Vaginitis/Vaginal Infection

...the condition
“...Risk Factors for vulvovaginal candidiasis ... Thyroid or endocrine disorders...”

Vegan Diet Consequences

...relationship to Hypothyroidism
“Sub-clinical hypothyroidism, with raised thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels but mild or absent overt symptoms, has been found to be more common among vegans than the general population...”

Vitamin A

...as a treatment
“...Healthy adults produce vitamin A from vegetable carotenes, but many people, particularly infants, diabetics and individuals with poor thyroid function, do so less efficiently...”

Vitamin B1 Requirement

...the condition
“...Deficiency symptoms include ... underactive thyroid...”

Vocal Cord Paresis / Paralysis

...the condition
“...Causes and Development: Vocal cord paresis can be caused by ... Neck trauma, such as thyroid surgery...”

Weight Loss

...as a treatment
“...You also will need to tell your health care professional about any existing medical problems before taking these medications, especially thyroid problems, anxiety disorders, epilepsy or other seizure disorders, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, or glaucoma...”

Yeast / Candida Infection

...the condition
“..... Adrenal and thyroid gland malfunction...”
...recommendation Thyroid Medications
Thyroid medications can help reduce candida-induced hair loss...”
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