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  • Thyroid Nodules

    A thyroid nodule is a lump in the thyroid gland in your neck. More than 90% of them are not… will it come back? What can I do at home to prevent thyroid nodules? Do you have any educational materials I can read? Can you…

  • Thyroiditis

    Learn about the types, symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment of thyroiditis, a name for several disorders that cause inflammation of… long as the drug is taken. Symptoms of thyroiditis Thyroiditis symptoms vary since it is a group of disorders with several types. Thyroiditis can trigger…

  • Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid. Your thyroid controls your metabolism, heart rate, muscles, bones, and other organs… underactive thyroid. It occurs when your thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone. It means you have low thyroid activity. The thyroid gland is shaped like a…

  • Hyperthyroidism

    Hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid. Your thyroid controls your body’s metabolism. It affects your heart rate, organ function, muscles, and… thyroid grow. This increases the production of the thyroid hormone. A problem with the immune system or a viral infection causes the thyroid gland to…

  • Hashimoto's Disease

    Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disease that affects your thyroid gland… s disease Many people who have Hashimoto’s disease have no symptoms at all. If the disease does enough damage to the thyroid, it can cause hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid disease). This is because the attack…

  • Hyperparathyroidism

    Hyperparathyroidism occurs in your parathyroid glands and results in the production of too much parathyroid hormone and a lack of… What is hyperparathyroidism? Hyperparathyroidism occurs in your parathyroid glands. These are the 4 pea-sized glands behind your thyroid gland at the front of your neck. The…

  • Down Syndrome in Adults: Staying Healthy

    Adults with Down syndrome should see their doctors regularly for preventive health care. They may be at greater risk for… also may need to be checked for certain health problems that are more common in people who have Down syndrome. Examples include thyroid disease, arthritis,…

  • Ways to Increase Low Testosterone

    Testosterone is a sex hormone that your body makes. Normally, men produce more of it than women do. Some men… affect it, as well. Examples of this include: Cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy. Testicular cancer. Injury to your testicle(s). Hypothyroidism (low thyroid levels). Problem with…

  • Is There a “Right Way” to Take My Medicine?

    Dr. Ramon O. Parrish, Jr.

    By giving specific, easy-to-understand instructions, I help my patients get the most out of their medicines and avoid problems… thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormones. For a number of years, Shirley has been taking a medicine called a synthetic thyroid hormone every day…

  • Depression in Older Adults

    Depression is a common problem in older adults, but it is not part of the aging process. Learn how to… depressed for many reasons. Possible reasons for depression include: Age. Retirement. Health conditions, such as cancer, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, or thyroid disorders. Loss of…

  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

    Abnormal uterine bleeding is any heavy or unusual bleeding from the uterus (through your vagina). It can occur at any… bleeding. Pregnancy is a common cause. Polyps or fibroids (small and large growths) in the uterus can also cause bleeding. Rarely, a thyroid problem, infection…

  • Cardiomyopathy

    Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the muscles in the heart. It causes your heart muscles to become enlarged. This can… Cardiomyopathy can have many causes. It may be caused by: Coronary artery disease (blocked arteries) High blood pressure Infections Certain medicines Diabetes Thyroid disorders Alcohol…

  • Evaluating and Treating Infertility

    Infertility evaluation can include a pelvic exam, lab tests, imaging tests, review of medical and menstrual history, and certain… at rest (it will be slightly higher when you are ovulating). Additional lab tests include a urine test, a progesterone (hormone) test, thyroid function tests, prolactin…

  • High Homocysteine Level: How It Affects Your Blood Vessels

    Homocysteine is an amino acid (a building block of protein) your body produces. High levels of it can damage the… these vitamins often helps return the homocysteine level to normal. Other possible causes of a high homocysteine level include: Low levels of thyroid hormone. Kidney disease…

  • Hypopituitarism

    Hypopituitarism is a disorder in which your body doesn’t make enough pituitary hormones. When that happens, your body functions are… the breast to release milk (in women). Prolactin. This controls the development of breasts and the production of breast milk in women. Thyroid-stimulating hormone. This…

  • High Blood Pressure

    High blood pressure happens when blood flows through your arteries at a higher pressure than normal. It is sometimes called… a health problem or medicine is causing your high blood pressure. Things that can cause secondary hypertension include: Kidney problems. Sleep apnea. Thyroid or adrenal…

  • Gynecomastia

    Gynecomastia is a condition in which men have enlarged breasts… of age or older. Other causes include: Health conditions, such as: Tumors of the adrenal gland, pituitary gland, or testes. Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). Hypogonadism (low testosterone). Kidney disease. Liver disease. Medicines, such as: HIV/AIDS medicines…

  • Galactorrhea

    Galactorrhea occurs when one or both breasts make milk or a milky discharge. It’s not related to milk production in… These can include nettle, fennel, blessed thistle, anise, and fenugreek seed. Drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine, and opiates. Kidney disease. An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). The thyroid is…