Monthly Archives: March 2012

How is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Treated?

Hashimoto’s disease, also known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an auto immune disease that causes inflammation of the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland which is part of the body’s endocrine system is in charge of regulating the body’s energy use, production … Continue reading

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How Pregnancy Affects the Thyroid Gland

A normal pregnancy causes substantial changes in the thyroid gland interfering with thyroid hormone production.  Pregnancy places an increased pressure and demand on the thyroid gland. In pregnancy, hormones and estrogen are produced at higher levels than normal.  This will … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism

What is Hyperthyroidism? Hyperthyroidism is also known as overactive thyroid.  It is a medical condition where the thyroid gland is overactive as it produces too much thyroid hormone making metabolism go at a faster pace than it should. Here are … Continue reading

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Thyroid Problems After Pregnancy

Hormonal Changes During Pregnancy When a woman is pregnant, her body produces more hormones than usual. This is the cause of mood swings, changes in appetite, having feelings of extreme tiredness, or excessive sleepiness. When the baby is finally out … Continue reading

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