What is Hypo- and Hyper-thyroidism? Under-active thyroid means your thyroid gland is unable to provide normal amount of thyroid hormone. In the same way, if the gland keeps on producing more thyroid hormone than normal, it is called over-active thyroid. Hypo means under active: Hyper means overactive What are the symptoms of Thyroid diseases? The […]
Common Problems with the thyroid
Working less (Under active thyroid, Hypothyroid) The normal function of the thyroid gland is to give thyroid hormone; if it gives less it is called Hypothyroidism. See details later. Working more (Overactive thyroid, Hyperthyroid) In the same way if thyroid gland gives more thyroid hormone is called Hyperthyroidism or thyrotoxicosis. See details later. Goitre An […]
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 below the brain called as the pituitary, which is the “master” endocrine […]
Is my child growing alright?
What is normal growth? At birth, a child is around 50 cm. Growth is maximum in the first year of life, about 25 cm per year. It gradually declines from birth to about 4 years. During the second year height gain is half of first year, around 12.5 cm and 6-7cm per year in third […]