Thyroid article Archive

Hashimoto’s Disease

Hashimoto’s disease can cause swelling within the thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck, just underneath the Adam’s apple. Although it weighs less than an ounce, the thyroid gland has a tremendous effect on overall health. It’s a section of the endocrine system, that consists of several glands and also tissues …

Chinese Medicine – Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases

A weakened and out of balanced Qi (pronounced “Chee”) plays an important role in the development of allergies and autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases are simply allergies against one-self. Examples of these diseases include rheumatoid arthritis (RA), dermatomyositis/polymyositis, systemic lupus erythmatosus (SLE), multiple sclerosis (MS), scleroderma, myasthenia gravis, Sjögren’s syndrome, Crohn’s disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (a type …

The Fight Against Acne Goes Mobile

For anyone suffering from terrible acne and skin care issues, the best resource is found online. While our friends and family members may offer helpful advice, the truth is that more often than not, they are just perpetuating many of the myths as to why acne breakouts occur. Sometimes their suggestions on how to treat …

Facial Exercises For Bell’s Palsy – 3 Short Facts

Facial exercises for Bell’s Palsy are thought to help regain control of the affected facial muscles. According to Wikipedia, “Bell’s palsy is a paralysis of cranial nerve VII (the facial nerve) resulting in inability to control facial muscles on the affected side.” The facial exercises for Bell’s Palsy are very similar to the facial exercise …

Effective Home Remedies For Thyroid Problems

Thyroid problems can be a result of too little or too much supply of thyroxin in the body. Thyroxin is a hormone that is released by the thyroid gland. It is then distributed to different parts of our body. It is an essential factor in maintaining our stamina, the regulation of temperature, protein synthesis, human …

MAIN SYMPTOMS OF HYPOTHYROIDISM

Hypothyroidism is the disease that arises when the thyroid gland produces insufficient hormones. Hypothyroidism is the name of the disease in which the thyroid gland produces insufficient amounts of its hormones. As the primary goal of thyroid hormones is to control body metabolism, it is understandable that people with hypothyroidism have symptoms associated with a …

TSH AND T4 FREE – Thyroid Exams

Understand the results of the TSH and free T4 tests used to monitor the functioning of the thyroid gland. The two major thyroid (or thyroid) changes, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, are diagnosed laboratorially through blood collection to measure blood levels of basically two hormones, called free T4 and TSH. In this article we will explain how …