How to use Hypothyroidism in a sentence
A lack of thyroid hormone in the body is called hypothyroidism.
What we are seeing here is diffuse alopecia due to transient hypothyroidism in a person technically suffering from hyperthyroidism.
These include Addison's disease, nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, and hypothyroidism.
I found some info about treating hypothyroidism using natural food products that can be bought at any supermarket.
Too much of these drugs can cause hypothyroidism and regular blood tests are needed to check the correct amount has been taken.Advertisement
People whose hypothyroidism remains undiagnosed and untreated may eventually develop myxedema.
Preparations of triiodothyronine are used in treating hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism usually cannot be prevented, but the symptoms and effects of the disease can be controlled by prompt diagnosis and treatment.
There was a distinct trend for women patient over the age of 50 years to have increased risk of developing hypothyroidism.
In the UK, around one in every 3500 to 4000 newborn babies have congenital hypothyroidism.Advertisement
During the study period, eight more developed compensated hypothyroidism.
Interestingly, the combined treatment seems to be the most frequent cause of subclinical hypothyroidism.
What is the outlook for children with congenital hypothyroidism?
In autoimmune hypothyroidism, antibodies destroy thyroid gland cells preventing the gland from being able to release normal amounts of thyroid hormones.
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Patients with detectable levels are more likely to progress to overt hypothyroidism.
Diagnosis of secondary hypothyroidism can be done by measuring cTSH at zero and 30 minutes post TRH stimulation.
Approximately one-third of girls with Turner syndrome have a thyroid disorder, usually hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, develops when the thyroid gland fails to produce or secrete as much thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyonine (T3) as the body needs.
Hypothyroidism is one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States.Advertisement
Although hypothyroidism is most common in women who are middle-aged or older, the disease can occur at any age.
In addition, an infant can be born with congenital hypothyroidism, i.e., without a functioning thyroid.
In older children, the development of hypothyroidism may progress slowly and it may be several years before the disease is diagnosed.
The most common cause of hypothyroidism in mid-to late-childhood and adolescence is Hashimoto's thyroiditis, which occurs in up to 1.2 percent of the school age population.
Congenital hypothyroidism is less common.Advertisement
Congenital hypothyroidism is twice as common in girls as in boys and about five times more common in whites than in blacks.
Congenital hypothyroidism is a disorder that affects infants from birth, resulting from the loss of thyroid function due to the failure of the thyroid gland to develop correctly.
Hypothyroidism may also be caused by an abnormality of the immune system that results in damage and destruction of the thyroid gland (Hashimoto's thyroiditis).
Surgery. Removal of the thyroid gland because of cancer or other thyroid disorders can result in hypothyroidism.
Infections that depress thyroid hormone production usually cause permanent hypothyroidism.Advertisement
Medication. Nitroprusside, lithium, or iodides can induce hypothyroidism.
Certain man-made chemicals such as PCBs, found in the local environment at high levels, may also cause hypothyroidism.
Often babies with congenital hypothyroidism will appear normal at birth, which is why screening is vital.
The longer a child with hypothyroidism remains untreated, the greater is the loss of intellectual capacity, as measured by the standard intelligence testing (IQ).
Hypothyroidism that develops after birth is sometimes referred to as a silent disease because early symptoms may be so mild that no one realizes anything is wrong.Advertisement
The doctor should be called if signs of hypothyroidism or myxedema are present.
Every child who has a decrease in rate of growth in height during childhood and adolescence should be tested to determine if the growth problem is caused by hypothyroidism.
In an infant with hypothyroidism, the ends of the bones have an immature appearance.
Older children who develop hypothyroidism may suddenly stop growing.
Therefore, the most important feature of hypothyroidism in a child is a decrease in the rate of growth in height.Advertisement
Diagnosis of hypothyroidism is based on the patient's observations, medical history, physical examination, and thyroid function tests.
Doctors who specialize in treating thyroid disorders (endocrinologists) are most likely to recognize subtle symptoms and physical indications of hypothyroidism.
The blood test is extremely accurate, but some doctors doubt its ability to detect mild hypothyroidism.
They advise patients to monitor their basal (resting) body temperature for below-normal readings that could indicate the presence of hypothyroidism.
Herbal remedies to improve thyroid function and relieve symptoms of hypothyroidism include bladder wrack (Fucus vesiculosus), which can be taken in capsule form or as a tea.Advertisement
Because the thyroid makes T4 from iodine in food, an iodine-deficient diet can cause hypothyroidism.
Anyone with hypothyroidism may want to avoid these foods.
Cretinism-Severe hypothyroidism that is present at birth and characterized by severe mental retardation.
Myxedema-Severe hypothyroidism, characterized by swelling of the face, hands, and feet, an enlarged tongue, horseness, and physical and mental sluggishness.
Women who are pregnant should be treated with the lowest dose required to maintain thyroid function in order to minimize the risk of hypothyroidism in the infant.Advertisement
If a brain tumor is present (central hypogonadism) there may be headaches or visual loss or symptoms of other hormonal deficiencies (such as hypothyroidism).
Hypothyroidism and phenylketonuria (PKU) are two common metabolic conditions that may be present at birth.
Health conditions such as hypothyroidism and diabetes may also lead to high cholesterol, and diet plays a significant role, as well.
Can a diet for hypothyroidism really make a difference?
Not everyone agrees, but some people say a change in diet can affect hypothyroidism in a positive way.
When your thyroid doesn't produce the right amount of hormones, however, a condition known as under-active thyroid disease, or hypothyroidism, occurs.
However, if hypothyroidism is left untreated, more serious health problems, such as heart disease and joint pain, can occur.
Fatigue and low energy levels are two of the most common symptoms associated with hypothyroidism.
For those who religiously diet and exercise and yet cannot seem to lose weight, a diagnosis of hypothyroidism is the answer they've been searching for.
Is there a diet for hypothyroidism that really works?
If you want to try a diet for hypothyroidism, there are several out there.
The following diets claim to help those diagnosed with hypothyroidism lose weight.
Remember, diet alone probably won't change your hypothyroidism.
Dietary supplementation (as sodium iodide) may be needed to prevent the hypothyroidism in these cases.
Hypothyroidism can arise in dogs either as a result of immune mediated thyroiditis or idiopathic thyroid follicular atrophy.
Canine hypothyroidism due to lymphocytic thyroiditis can often be controlled well with thyroid hormone replacement therapy Myasthenia gravis - prognosis is guarded.
People with hypothyroidism or with thyrotoxicosis treated either surgically or with radioiodine would not be at risk from stable iodine.
During this checkup, be sure your vet tests your dog for a condition call hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism can cause your pet's metabolism to slow to a crawl and is sometimes the actual cause of obesity, rather than simple overeating.
Hypothyroidism - When the thyroid fails to produce certain hormones, and when the hormones are out of balance, they can cause muscle cramps.
Endocrine/metabolic-caused by some diseases including hypothyroidism.
Another endocrine disorder that can interfere with growth is hypothyroidism, a condition resulting from insufficient activity of the thyroid gland.
Obesity can cause a number of other conditions, including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, joint pain, asthma, hypothyroidism, and gallstones.
Although this condition is believed to affect up to 11 million adults and children, as many as two out of every three people with hypothyroidism may not know they have the disease.
The ultimate IQ has been shown to be significantly higher in children whose hypothyroidism was detected and treated prior to six weeks of age, compared to those children whose hypothyroidism went untreated for six to 12 weeks.
Although hypothyroidism usually develops gradually, when the disease results from surgery or other treatment for hyperthyroidism, symptoms may appear suddenly and include severe muscle cramps in the arms, legs, neck, shoulders, and back.
The onset of this medical emergency can be sudden in children with undiagnosed hypothyroidism; it can be brought on by illness, injury, surgery, use of sedatives or anti-depressants, or exposure to very cold temperatures.
There are a number of medical conditions - like hypothyroidism - that cause weight gain.
Dysthymia is prevalent in patients with certain medical conditions, including multiple sclerosis, AIDS, hypothyroidism, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, and post-cardiac transplantation.
Episodes of numbness and tingling are more common among people with diabetes, hypothyroidism, alcoholism, malnutrition, or who experience mechanical trauma, especially to their limbs, neck or spine.
Less often, hypothyroidism develops when the pituitary gland fails and does not release enough thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), which stimulates the thyroid to produce and secrete normal amounts of T4 and T3.
If the disease is recognized early and adequately treated, the child will grow at an accelerated rate until reaching the same growth percentile where the child measured before the onset of hypothyroidism.
Bone age assessments are, therefore, used in pediatric evaluation, especially when malnutrition, malabsorption, food intolerance, or endocrinopathies (such as hypopituitarism or hypothyroidism) are suspected.
Many doctors believe that instead of focusing on a particular fad diet, those who have hypothyroidism should concentrate on avoiding foods and supplements that could affect the positive affects of their hormone medication.