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Endemic Goiter – Causes and Symptoms

Endemic goiter (DET) is one of the most common thyroid diseases that appears in population with predilection in mountainous regions. Under this condition, the thyroid gland changes both in morphological and functional levels. In the etiology of this disease are involved both environmental and individual factors. Among environmental factors, the primary role is the deficiency of […]

January 13, 2013, Thyroid
Thyroid cancer – symptoms, treatment

Thyroid cancer. The thyroid is located on the front of the neck, between the sternal fork and thyroid cartilage. It consists of two lobes united by an isthmus. Thyroid cancer detection pose serious challenges to early diagnosis because the clinical manifestations appear only in advanced stages of disease. Thyroid cancer occurs more frequently in males, and young […]

December 4, 2011, Thyroid
Hyperthyroidism – symptoms, causes, treatment

Hyperthyroidism is a very common syndrome, with multisystem manifestations (affects the cardiovascular, digestive, reproductive, nervous systems). This syndrome is induced by an excess secretion of thyroid hormones (thyroxine, triiodothyronine). Causes of hyperthyroidism Predisposing factors of this disease include gender (hyperthyroidism meets with predilection in women), age (hyperthyroidism interests all ages but is more frequently in adulthood), […]

December 2, 2011, Thyroid
Thyroid nodules – causes, symptoms, treatment

Thyroid nodules appear as small formations in the thyroid (located in the front of the neck below the Adam’s apple) which usually grow slowly and remain unnoticed for a long time. To locate better thyroid nodules, thyroid is situated on the front of the trachea, in the lower side, butterfly-shaped and moves during swallowing Causes of thyroid nodules: […]

November 15, 2011, Thyroid