Endocrine Health

Treatment of Hypothyroidism

Treatment of Hypothyroidism

Standard treatment for hypothyroid is hormone therapy. A pill, made up of synthetic thyroxin (T4), known as levothyroxine, will be given, and you have to take it every day. Usually, the medicine is taken early in the morning in an empty stomach. Your body can absorb the synthetic hormone, thereby… Read more »

Diagnosis of Hypothyroidism

Diagnosis of Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a thyroid gland disorder. The thyroid gland is a vital organ of our body, and it releases the hormone thyroxin. Hypothyroidism is characterized by an underactive thyroid gland, resulting in the production of thyroxin below normal levels. When thyroxin levels are low, your body tends to function slowly… Read more »

Causes of Hypothyroidism

Causes of Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism results from the following condition Hashimoto’s disease Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune condition wherein your body’s own cells start attacking your thyroid gland, making it incapable of producing thyroxin. Hashimoto’s disease is also called autoimmune thyroiditis. Congenital hypothyroidism Babies are born with a defect in the thyroid gland. The… Read more »

Hyperthyroidism: Symptoms, Risk factors & Treatment

Hyperthyroidism: Symptoms, Risk factors & Treatment

Hyperthyroidism is a medical condition in which your thyroid gland produces too much thyroxin, i.e., T4 hormone. An overactive thyroid gland can increase your metabolism above normal and should be treated.  Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism Your body goes into a hypermetabolic state with excessive amounts of thyroxin hormone. This will result… Read more »

Hypothyroidism: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Hypothyroidism: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Hypothyroidism is a condition when the thyroid gland cannot produce enough thyroid hormone- thyroxin. It’s more common in women, especially after 60 years of age. What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?  Initially, you cannot detect whether you have hypothyroidism or not because you will only tend to feel tired or… Read more »