Watch: How thyroid can affect your chances of getting pregnant

"Thyroid is a very important metabolic hormone in our body and it is very deeply intertwined with its effects on reproduction. It controls the basal metabolic rate and influences the ovarian function." About one in 10 Indian adults are known to suffer from thyroid disorders, namely hypothyroidism. According to a 2016 study, about 13.13 per cent of pregnant women had […]

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Thyroid hormone helped our ancestors survive but left us susceptible

Although most victims survive the 735,000 heart attacks that occur annually in the U.S., their heart tissue is often irreparably damaged—unlike many other cells in the body, once injured, heart cells cannot regenerate. According to a new UC San Francisco study, the issue may date back to our earliest mammalian ancestors, which may have lost the ability to regenerate heart […]

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Thyroid Surgery Complications Can Land Some Back in the Hospital

TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 — Surgery to remove all or part of the thyroid can trigger side effects that send some patients back to the hospital, a new study finds. These side effects include tingling in the fingers that can become tremors and spasms in all muscles of the body — including the heart and muscles surrounding the lungs. “The […]

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