Iodine in Health and disease

Most of the iodine that enters our body comes from the food that we eat. A smaller amount comes from the water that we drink. Iodine that leaves our body each day is usually replaced by the iodine that we eat and drink, so the amount of iodine in our body is just enough to […]

Goitre

What is Goitre? When the thyroid gland becomes big it is called goitre, whatever may be the reason. There is no direct relation between sizes of the gland with the function that is the amount of thyroid hormone coming out of the gland. Goiter (Enlarged thyroid gland) How do I know that I have goitre? […]

Basics of thyroid

What is Thyroid? Thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland situated in front of the neck, normally not visible unless in a very thin individual. The function of the thyroid gland is to produce thyroid hormone. The thyroid gland is controlled by another gland called as the pituitary, which is the “master” endocrine gland. Pituitary produces […]