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Graves' disease is an autoimmune disease that causes the thyroid to make too much thyroid hormone. This is known as hyperthyroidism.
She walked slowly as if she didn't have any strength.
Autoimmune disorders of the thyroid can result in either too much or too little production of thyroid hormones.
Your thyroid gland is all about energy. It regulates your metabolism. It affects your bones, your heart and your muscles. It has an impact on everything and it uses hormones to do it.
"Your thyroid gland can be described as your body’s throttle or accelerator, as the thyroid hormone it produces speeds up the metabolism of your cells.
Mid-life can bring with it the unwanted gift of extra pounds. Is it menopause? Is it a malfunctioning thyroid? How to tell the difference?
Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune disease affecting the thyroid gland. It causes the thyroid to become swollen and leads to the thyroid not producing hormones as it should.
In certain conditions, the body acts against itself in ways that can wreak systemic havoc. Turning against the thyroid gland, the immune system in Grave's Disease causes the thyroid to ...
Thyroid Awareness Month may be just about over, but for those of us who are affected by it, it is an everyday struggle.
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