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Hypothyroidism: early diagnosis and treatment

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... Secondary hypothyroidism is caused by failure of the hypothalamus to regulate the thyroid gland or lack of secretion of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) from the pituitary gland. [1] Low levels of TSH exist in secondary hypothyroidism, whereas very high levels of TSH exist in primary hypothyroidism due to the fact that there is no feedback inhibition from the pituitary gland. The levels of TSH, T4 and T3 hormones are explained in table 1. [3] The symptoms that usually occur in hypothyroidism are: depression, constipation, abnormal menstrual cycles, irritability, hair loss, dry hair, fatigue, weakness, cold intolerance, weight gain or difficult losing weight, muscle cramps and etc. [2] Signs and symptoms of the early diagnosis of primary hypothyroidism may not be detectable except through blood analysis. ...
... The levels of TSH, T4 and T3 hormones are explained in table 1. [3] The symptoms that usually occur in hypothyroidism are: depression, constipation, abnormal menstrual cycles, irritability, hair loss, dry hair, fatigue, weakness, cold intolerance, weight gain or difficult losing weight, muscle cramps and etc. [2] Signs and symptoms of the early diagnosis of primary hypothyroidism may not be detectable except through blood analysis. [1] Because the body is expecting a certain amount of thyroid hormone, the pituitary will make additional thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in an attempt to entice the thyroid to produce more hormone. This constant producing of high levels of TSH may cause the thyroid gland to become enlarged and form a goiter. ...
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Background - Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the body lacks sufficient thyroid hormone. People with this condition have symptoms associated with a slow metabolism,tiredness, weight gain, constipation, dry skin, feeling cold and etc. [12] Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) regards hyperthyroidism and as Yin/Yang imbalances and often uses acupuncture, herbal medicine and dietary therapy to rebalance Yin and Yang. [8] Aim - The main purpose of doing this work is toshow the most effective acupoints used in the acupuncture treatment of hypothyroidism in our practice and the results after the treatment. Methods - The patient is a 24 year old female diagnosed with Hashimoto hypothyroidism, an autoimmune thyroiditis. The treatments were done in the clinic for TCM and acupuncture in Skopje by a doctor specialist in acupuncture. The treatments were done every week for 3 years, when the TSH and T4 levels normalized. During the treatments she has done 7 analysis for thyroid. Results - From the first treatment made the levels of TSH. T4 and TPO hormones were gradually normalizing. The last results are from the analysis when she also made her last treatment - TSH=13.8 T4=2.8 TPO=<60
... of as an autoimmune disease induced through chronic inflammation of the thyroid gland, also known as Hashimoto's thyroiditis. This variety occurs most commonly in women. Secondary hypothyroidism is caused by failure of the hypothalamus to regulate the thyroid gland or lack of secretion of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) from the pituitary gland. [1] Low levels of TSH exist in secondary hypothyroidism, whereas very high levels of TSH exist in primary hypothyroidism due to the fact that there is no feedback inhibition from the pituitary gland. The levels of TSH, T4 and T3 hormones are explained in table 1. [3] The symptoms that usually occur in hypothyroidism are: depression, constip ...
... usually occur in hypothyroidism are: depression, constipation, abnormal menstrual cycles, irritability, hair loss, dry hair, fatigue, weakness, cold intolerance, weight gain or difficult losing weight, muscle cramps and etc. [2] Signs and symptoms of the early diagnosis of primary hypothyroidism may not be detectable except through blood analysis. [1] Because the body is expecting a certain amount of thyroid hormone, the pituitary will make additional thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in an attempt to entice the thyroid to produce more hormone. This constant producing of high levels of TSH may cause the thyroid gland to become enlarged and form a goiter. [12] [7] According to the Tra ...
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Background-Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the body lacks sufficient thyroid hormone. People with this condition have symptoms associated with a slow metabolism, tiredness, weight gain, constipation, dry skin, feeling cold and etc. [12] Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) regards hyperthyroidism and as Yin/Yang imbalances and often uses acupuncture, herbal medicine and dietary therapy to rebalance Yin and Yang. [8] Aim-The main purpose of doing this work is to show the most effective acupoints used in the acupuncture treatment of hypothyroidism in our practice and the results after the treatment. Methods-The patient is a 24 year old female diagnosed with Hashimoto hypothyroidism, an autoimmune thyroiditis. The treatments were done in the clinic for TCM and acupuncture in Skopje by a doctor specialist in acupuncture. The treatments were done every week for 3 years, when the TSH and T4 levels normalized. During the treatments she has done 7 analysis for thyroid. Results-From the first treatment made the levels of TSH. T4 and TPO hormones were gradually normalizing. The last results are from the analysis when she also made her last treatment-TSH=13.8 T4=2.8 TPO=<60. Conclusions-For condition such as hypothyroidism, acupuncture gives satisfying results and improves the condition significantly.
... L'absence de spécificité des signes cliniques et leur caractère non obligatoire entrainait souvent un diagnostic tardif : seulement 10% était diagnostiqué durant le premier mois de vie, 35% dans les trois mois, 70% dans la première année et 100% dans les trois premières années[6,7]. Dans le début des années 1970, différentes études ont montré l'importance d'un traitement précoce dans les premières semaines de vie[8,9].En 1973, Dussault et Laberge[10] au Canada mettent au point le dosage de la thyroxine plasmatique par méthode radio-immunologique sur éluat de sang séché, déjà utilisé pour le dépistage de la phénylcétonurie. Un an plus tard, Delange et al.[11] propose en France le dosage de la thyréostimuline (TSH) à cinq jours de vie comme procédure de dépistage de l'hypothyroïdie congénitale. ...
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L'hypothyroïdie congénitale, maladie d'une particulière gravité en l'absence detraitement, a vu son pronostic amélioré depuis la systématisation du dépistage en France en 1979. L'objectif de notre démarche est, tout d'abord, d'évaluer la qualité de vie via le questionnaire SF-36 ainsi que l'insertion socio-professionnelle des patients dépistés dans l'enfance, et ce plus de vingt après la mise en route du dépistage en Lorraine. Ce travail cherche également à mettre en évidence les facteurs néonataux modifiant la qualité de vie. Les résultats des sujets lorrains sont ensuite comparés à ceux de la population nationale d'adultes malades.Dans la population lorraine, la qualité de vie est marquée par une augmentation deslimitations dues à l'état physique. Le niveau d'éducation, corrélé à la catégorie socioprofessionnelle parentale, apparaît moins bon qu'à l'échelon national. La qualité de vie se trouve diminuée dans le sexe féminin ainsi qu'en cas de troubles auditifs et de sévérité initiale de la maladie. Enfin, la population d'adultes porteurs d'une hypothyroïdie congénitale souffre plus de troubles auditifs et visuels, d'obésité ainsi que de maladies chroniques que la population générale. L'échantillon de population lorrain présente donc quelques particularités par rapport à la cohorte nationale. Un suivi systématique, régulier des anomalies sensorielles et pondérales devra être réalisé à l'avenir chez ces enfants dépistés pour hypothyroïdie congénitale à la naissance.
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Hypothyroidism has become a very common health problem worldwide. Common symptoms are: hair loss, fatigue, aversion to cold, dry skin, weight gain, muscle cramps, infertility and etc. In the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the main pathogenesis is Spleen-kidney yang deficiency. The treated patient is a 43 years old male diagnosed with hypothyroidism and oligo asthenoteratozoosperm. The patient has done 32 acupuncture treatments, once weekly in a period of two years. The patient was treated in a clinic for TCM and acupuncture by a doctor specialist in acupuncture. Points that were treated are Ashi points located on the neck (front and back). scalp and inner thigh and meridian points: DU20 (Tai Chong).Before and after the treatment were done several analysis for the thyroid hormones and sperm tests. After the treatments the results are amazing, showing normal results of the thyroid hormones and no presence of oligoasthenoteratozoosperm. Because of the hypothyroidism the patient was almost bald and after using the Ashi points on the scalp the patient now has a new grown hair Acupuncture as a treatment for hypothyroidism and secondary complications can give very satisfying results with a high percentage of efficiency and success. The treatment is long-term and careful monitoring of the patient's condition is required.
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