School project about a disorder of Thyroid gland
What is it?
It controls another gland in brain termed as Pituitary.
What happens actually?
- Blood Pressure
Are there any symptoms?
- Weight gain
- Low Blood Pressure
- Muscle weakness
- Excessive sleepiness
- Dry, coarse hair
- Dry skin
- Increased cholesterol
- decreased concentration
- Swelling of the legs
- Vague aches
Causes of Hypothyroidism
4) Pituitary or hypothalamic disease
What about the cures/treatments?
- Age of patient
- Presence of other medical problems that may benefit from thyroid replacement
treatment (such as heart failure or depression)
- Presence of other medical problems that thyroid replacement therapy may worsen (such
- It can be treated naturally or medically.