The endocrine system is composed of a number of glands, including the thyroid. The thyroid has a shape similar to that of a butterfly and is located slightly below the larynx. It consists of two lobes, one to either side of the windpipe. The lobes are connected by a small piece of tissue referred
Weight gain is one of the leading symptoms of hypothyroidism. The thyroid glands produce a hormone that regulates the way the body metabolizes food and regulates body temperature. Hypothyroidism is characterized by the gland's inability to produce enough hormones. Slow metabolism can make losing wei
Women use makeup to highlight the best features of their faces. They wear mascara, shadow and liner to play up big, beautiful eyes, or use lip liner and lipstick to create a prominent pout. Makeup can also be used to downplay a feature that a woman might not feel is her best. Using the contours and
Hypothyroidism is defined as a medical disorder which is often characterized by an under active and abnormally functioning thyroid gland. An under-active thyroid gland often results in a deficiency of the hormone thyroxine (a hormone synthesized by the thyroid gland). The condition often affects the
Tonsillitis is caused by streptococci bacteria, with symptoms including malaise, headache, pain in the extremities and pain in the tongue when swallowing. Tonsillitis is contagious. A simple cough or sneeze can pass the virus or bacteria from person to person. Unless you live on an island with no ex
An overview of what is available in Michigan for deaf and hard of hearing people and their families.
Your maxillary sinuses are cavities for mucus drainage located behind your cheeks. Infections of the maxillary sinuses are known as sinusitis or maxillary sinus disease.
The signs of hypothyroidism vary depending on the degree of an individual's hormone deficiency. Symptoms typically develop very slowly, often manifesting themselves over several years. Fortunately, the condition can be accurately diagnosed and effectively treated through the use of prescribed hormon
The respiratory tract is lined with a thin layer of pseudostratified ciliated epithelium. This is a type of skin cell which helps air move through the respiratory tract while also filtering out debris. These cells can be easily damaged because they are arranged in such a thin layer. Pollution, trau
Post-Nasal Drip is a non-life threatening medical condition in which the sinuses produce an excessive amount of mucus that accumulate in the back of the throat or the nose. It is a highly treatable condition through a variety of methods, including antibiotics and minor surgery, though several method
What type of thyroid advocate are you? Are you an Angry Advocate, Passive Victim, Solution Shopper, Doctor Hopper, Holistic Ballistic, Blame the Thyroider, Do-it-Yourselfer, or Proactive Learner/Partner?
In an age when medication for harmless ailments is prevalent, many are turning to more natural remedies such as herbs. These have many advantages: they're less likely to harm the body through prolonged use, as medication might; they're usually inexpensive; and, if you've got space, you can even grow
The 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident had an impact on rates of thyroid disease and cancer, particularly in children in Belarus and Ukraine.
When people first find out that they, or their child, have a hearing loss, the first thought that comes to mind is usually, "what can I do to treat this?" The answer tends to be hearing aids or cochlear implants.
More than 35 million people in American suffer from sinus infections every year. Sinus infections are common and typically are treated with simple prescribed drugs, but in rare cases, a sinus infection may be the cause of parasites. This rare condition typically is found in people with specific immu
Weather causes myriad problems including aches, pains and sinus troubles. Changes in the temperature, air pressure and humidity can leave many feeling under the weather. Go ahead and blame the weather for many sinus ailments.
The term ophthalmopathy refers to any disease of the eye. Graves' ophthalmopathy, or thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) refers to an autoimmune disease of the eyes that is frequently seen in Graves' disease patients. Also known as thyroid ophthalmopathy, thyroid-related ophthalmopathy