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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Thalassemia

    Thalassemia is a group of inherited blood disorders that prevent your body from producing the amount of hemoglobin it… your blood. This can cause damage to the heart, liver, or endocrine system (glands in the body that make hormones, like the thyroid gland and adrenal glands)…

  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

    Repeatedly losing a pregnancy is emotionally devastating and doesn’t always have a cause… include fibroids or polyps. Some medical conditions could increase your risk of having multiple miscarriages. These include: Problems with your immune system. Thyroid disease. Diabetes. Polycystic ovary syndrome. Nothing you have done…

  • Pseudogout

    Pseudogout is a type of arthritis that causes painful swelling in one or more of your joints. It can lead… attacks. Your doctor can talk to you about the risks and benefits of taking this medicine. If another condition, such as a thyroid problem, caused…

  • Plagiocephaly

    Plagiocephaly is most commonly known as flat head syndrome. It is a condition with various levels of severity, treatments, and… to prevent. Recent studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report potential factors that can lead to craniosynostosis. These include thyroid disease, use…

  • Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD)

    Persistent depressive disorder is a chronic depression that lasts at least 2 years… trouble concentrating. Your doctor will also consider medical reasons that may cause you to feel depressed. These could be problems with your thyroid or a certain medicine you may be taking. He…

  • OTC Medicines: Know Your Risks and Reduce Them

    Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines can be purchased at the store without a doctor’s prescription, but care should still be taken to… prostate glands epilepsy glaucoma gout heart disease high blood pressure immune system problems kidney problems liver problems Parkinson’s disease psychiatric problems thyroid problems These conditions put some people…

  • Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones. It makes your bones brittle and breakable. Learn how to prevent and manage… Smoking or tobacco use. Alcohol abuse. Eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa. Hormonal imbalances. Examples include low estrogen or testosterone and high thyroid levels. Long-term use…

  • Nicotine Patch

    A nicotine patch is an effective tool for quitting smoking… tell your doctor if you have any illnesses, including the following: Chest pains or a recent heart attack. Heart disease. Stomach ulcers. Thyroid disease. Diabetes. Skipped or an irregular heartbeat. Allergies to tape, bandages, or medicines. Skin rashes…

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    Learn about the symptoms, causes, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS)… of any age, but it often begins between the ages of 20 and 40. If you have another autoimmune disease, such as thyroid disease or Type 1 diabetes, your risk of…

  • 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…

  • Insomnia

    Insomnia is a sleep disorder that happens when you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. It’s more common… disorders: Heartburn, GERD Sleep disorders: Restless legs syndrome or sleep apnea Breathing disorders: Asthma or heart failure Other conditions: Such as overactive thyroid, stroke, or…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…