Thyroid

The lowdown on thyroid slowdown

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Focuses on hypothyroidism in women. Symptoms of hypothyroidism; Causes of permanent hypothyroidism; Background on temporary hypothyroidism; Treatment for the disease.

How Do I Know if I Need Thyroid? The importance of thyroid metabolism

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The thyroid gland is one of a group of "ductless glands" (hormones) in the human body. These glands secrete powerful chemicals directly into the bloodstream without going through the digestive tract or other "ducts". The thyroid gland secretes thyroxin that helps to regulate metabolism, body temperature (therefore fever), and the immune system. It also interacts with the other body hormones and controls growth and fat metabolism.

Thyroid Cancer

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An excerpt from the book "Reiki Stories" is presented.

Thyroid Alert

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Section: healthy woman "I was told I'm borderline thyroid. What does that mean?"

It means that your thyroid test--a blood test called TSH, or thyroid-stimulating hormone-was slightly abnormal, indicating possible mild thyroid disease. The key question is, however, was your TSH slightly on the high side or on the low side of normal? That will tell you which of the two main thyroid diseases you may have, each of which is treated differently.

Report Shows Fluoride Damages the Thyroid

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The article focuses on the report released by the National Research Council (NCR) that addressed the impact of fluoride-contained water supply in the U.S. The report reveals that even a small amo...

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