Thyroid Awareness Month: Hypothyroidism vs. hyperthyroidism, thyroid eye disease, hypothyroidism diet

By: Bel Marra Health | Health News | Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 06:00 AM

hypothyroidism-vs-hyperthyroidism-symptoms-living-with-thyroid-disease-1The month of January has been deemed Thyroid Awareness Month. It is a time when one of the most important glands in the human body gets the coverage it deserves. The thyroid gland produces thyroid hormones, helping to maintain the body’s metabolism, and abnormalities of this gland are a common problem. To help get our readers informed about various thyroid issues, we have compiled a list of our more informative articles on the subject.

You will find information on thyroid eye disease, the components of a hypothyroidism diet, as well as how the thyroid gland can relate to atherosclerosis and dementia. We have also included information on hypothyroidism vs. hyperthyroidism to help you differentiate between the two most common presentations.

Hypothyroidism vs. hyperthyroidism symptoms, living with thyroid diseases

Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are two common forms of thyroid diseases, which – if left unmanaged – can make daily living quite challenging. Hypothyroidism is also known as an underactive thyroid, meaning the thyroid doesn’t produce enough hormones, thus slowing down bodily functions. In hyperthyroidism – overactive thyroid – the thyroid overproduces thyroid hormones, which in turn speed up bodily functions. Continue reading

thyroid-eye-diseaseThyroid eye disease: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Thyroid eye disease or Grave’s disease is a complication of thyroid disorders. They are autoimmune diseases where the immune system attacks the thyroid which affects the amount of hormones which are released. This can lead to symptoms including causing the tissue around the eyes to become enlarged. Continue reading

Hypothyroidism-diet-Foods-for-underactive-thyroidHypothyroidism diet: Foods for underactive thyroid

Correct diet for your thyroid can offer many benefits like reducing the risk of hypothyroidism, which can lead to numerous health complications. But what foods should you be consuming for your thyroid? Well, we are about to tell you, but first it’s important to understand just how important the thyroid truly is.

Our thyroid is often overlooked unless a doctor raises concerns about it. Although you may not think about it much, it plays a major role in producing hormones and regulating our metabolism. When this process is thrown off, it can cause hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). Continue reading

increased-thyroid-hormoneIncreased thyroid hormone levels may be tied to atherosclerosis

The thyroid is an important gland in our body that helps regulate many bodily processes, from our metabolism to protein synthesis. However, according to a new study, middle-aged individuals, as well as the elderly with elevated levels of thyroid hormone, may be at risk for developing hardened blood vessels (atherosclerosis) due to plaque buildup, subsequently increasing their risk for heart disease and stroke. Continue reading

does-hypothyroidism-increase-cognitive-impairmentDoes hypothyroidism increase the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia in elderly?

Does hypothyroidism increase the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia in the elderly? If you’ve ever asked yourself that question you are among the many others who ponder it as well.
Roughly, four to 15 percent of Americans have subclinical hypothyroidism – underactive thyroid. Along with the usual symptoms of fatigue and weight gain, a study has found that a subclinical hypothyroidism diagnosis in those younger than the age of 75 puts them at risk for cognitive impairment and dementia. Continue reading


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