Essays Tagged: "Hypothyroidism"

Iodine-Deficiency and Toxicity.

e they do not eat seafood. However, they receive their iodine from iodized table salt, or seaweeds. Hypothyroidism is another deficiency that occurs when the thyroid gland cannot manufacture enough th ...

(2 pages) 72 0 4.2 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biochemistry

The Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands

diseases related to the thyroid and the parathyroid glands. Some of them include: hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodules, goiter, and thyroiditis. Hyperthyroidism is the over activity of th ... processes. Hyperthyroidism can be treated using anti-thryroid drugs, radioactive iodine, or surgery.Hypothyroidism, the opposite of hyperthyroidism, is an under activity of the thyroid gland. When it ...

(3 pages) 46 0 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays


Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the body lacks sufficient thyroid hormone. Since the main pur ... t of women may have some degree of thyroid hormone deficiency.There are two fairly common causes of hypothyroidism. The first is a result of previous (or currently ongoing) inflammation of the thyroid ... ng cells left within the body is not enough to meet the needs of the body, the patient will develop hypothyroidism. Remember, this is often the goal of the surgery as seen in surgery for thyroid cance ...

(4 pages) 49 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry


deficient valleys in the Pyrenees in southwest France and as a result, had children with congenital hypothyroidism. Cretinism, otherwise known as congenital hypothyroidism (inactive thyroid gland - at ... se of energy, heat production, and infertility. When secretion of thyroid hormones is insufficient, hypothyroidism occurs and the body oftenly slows down as a result. Diagnosed in the nineteenth centu ...

(3 pages) 23 0 3.4 Jan/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Thyroid Gland Diseases.

oo low (Joyce, 1998). Thyroid disorders cause various symptoms; the two main types of disorders are hypothyroidism, such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and hyperthyroidism, such as Graves' disease (NWHIC ... men than in men" (NWHIC, 1998), as mentioned earlier the two main types of thyroid disorders are;i. Hypothyroidismii. Hyperthyroidismi. Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, develops when the "thyro ...

(4 pages) 65 1 3.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Human iodine consumption: effects of iodine deficiency and measures taken in response.

goitre are among Iodine deficiency diseases (IDD). Still births, prenatal and infant mortality and hypothyroidism are linked with iodine deficiency (Vitti et al, 2001). Globally steps have been taken ... n Tasmania the introduction of iodised bread resulted in the first reported cases of iodine induced hypothyroidism (IIH) (Vitti et al, 2001). Hyperthyroidism is also referred to as thyrotoxicosis. Mor ...

(5 pages) 38 3 4.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


. Age: 98Location: Meadowview 1st Floor Student: Emily SotoDate of care: 10/17/07Medical Diagnosis: HypothyroidismHypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland fails to produce enough thyro ... r release of TRH and TSH. This allows for tight regulation of thyroid hormone production (Nov.2005).Hypothyroidism may be caused by or is associated with many risk factors. Some of the risk factors ar ...

(5 pages) 25 0 5.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Living with Thyroid Disease

the body to go into high speed. Too little thyroid hormone results in under active thyroid known as hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism causes everything in your body to go into slow motion. With either to ...

(6 pages) 22 0 0.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Patient Education Plan: Endometriosis

adenoidectomy, but otherwise has no other significant medical history. Her family history includes hypothyroidism and coronary artery disease. Catalina prefers to learn visually, enjoys reading, and ...

(5 pages) 129 0 0.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Hashimoto's Thyroid Disease

ne synthesis then production can have extensive consequences (Khalsa 12-16).This particular type of hypothyroidism was named after Hakaru Hashimoto. Hashimoto was a Japanese physician who first descri ... y. Many experts have found that ten percent of women over the age of fifty have some indications of hypothyroidism (Khalsa 12-16)."Sub-clinical hypothyroidism is most prevalent in the elderly, especia ...

(10 pages) 34 1 5.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


PAGE 6HypothyroidismThe thyroid gland is a small endocrine gland, measuring about 2 inches, which is locat ... rmones are also affected by the amount of iodine consumed and the total caloric intake in the diet. Hypothyroidism, or Myxedema, is the most common disease of the thyroid gland and occurs when the gla ... ctive, resulting in deficient production of the thyroid hormones (Braverman, 2000).The incidence of Hypothyroidism is fairly widespread. Although the disease affects both sexes and all ages, women are ...

(5 pages) 3 0 0.0 Aug/2014

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology