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How Thyroid Controls Skin Conditions Through Several Mechanisms

The thyroid gland, located in the front of the neck, controls the metabolism of the body. The thyroid gland produces a hormone called thyroid hormone (TH). TH is kept at a certain level by feedback mechanisms. However, in disease states the thyroid can produce either too much, or too little hormone. The abundance of thyroid…

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What Are the Long-Term Effects of Hypothyroidism?

If you have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, you already know some of the ways that it affects your health every single day: you have trouble concentrating or remembering things, you suffer from fatigue, mood swings, and even your hair, nails, and skin feel dry and brittle. With proper treatment, the symptoms of hypothyroidism can be…

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Risks and Long Term Effects of Hypothyroidism

When under active thyroid function goes undetected what are the long-term consequences? Risks associated with long-term untreated hypothyroidism. Damage to heart, brain, fertility and immune system associated with long-term untreated hypothyroidism are treatable but when left untreated the effects are extensive. Symptoms associated with an under active thyroid are very important to get it checked…

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How Your Thyroid Causes Hormone Imbalances

The thyroid, whose name originally came from the Greek word meaning shield, is a ductless gland in your neck that secretes hormones. Your body’s metabolism — the chemical process necessary to break down food and convert it to energy — is ultimately controlled by your thyroid hormones. It’s important that these hormones remain balanced, so…

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