First discovered by Irish physician Robert Graves in the 19th century, Graves disease is an auto-immune disease where the thyroid is producing excessive hormones. It has a hereditary component affecting mostly female (five times common than the male population).
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It means an enlargement of the thyroid gland, and in Latin, guttur means throat.What is iodine deficiency goiter?It occurs due to a lack of iodine in the diet, in vegetables and/or in the water. It is common among the people living in the hills, where the iodine content of the soil is limited, due perhaps to soil erosion by continued rains, etc.
Levoxyl is a medication used to replace hormones that usually produced by our thyroid gland in order to regulate the energy and metabolism of our body. It is always prescribed by the doctor when they found out that your thyroid gland does not produce enough hormone of its own.
Disorders may have their origin in the hormonal control systems of the hypothalamic-pituitary. Two symptoms are the overproduction of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism) or underproduction (hypothyroidism) can occur. The main function of the thyroid gland to convert tyrosine (an amino acid) and iodine into T4 and T3.
Goiter is a type of thyroid disease characterized by the enlargement of the thyroid gland. Goiter is treatable; however, not all types of treatment are apposite during pregnancy. Just like any other disease, goiter has signs and symptoms.
Graves disease is a auto immune disorder where your body attacks your thyroid gland causing it to produce too much thyroid stimulating hormone. the symptoms are often misdiagnosed for other disorders such as anxiety, too much caffiene in your diet, nervousness, depression, etc. its important that your healthcare professional diagnosis and begin treatment as soon as possible. graves can be a life threatening condition.
Iodine and zinc are required in minute quantities for the proper functioning of thyroid glands.