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arrow Thyroid Cancer
26-04-2010
When you mention ‘The BIG C’, most people think of cancer of the breast cervix, lung, stomach or colon. Thyroid cancer is just as big a deal, but it is often not given the attention it deserves. Prof Dr Nor Azmi enlightens us on this seldom mentioned condition.
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arrow Symptoms and consequences of thyroid dysfunction
7-07-2009
If your thyroid is underactive it produces too little thyroid hormone, resulting in a condition called hypothyroidism. People with hypothyroidism use energy more slowly and their metabolism also slows down.2 However, if your thyroid is overactive the gland releases too much thyroid hormone into the bloodstream, this results in a condition called hyperthyroidism which speeds up metabolism.3
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arrow Detecting and treating thyroid dysfunction
7-07-2009
Up to 300 million people worldwide experience problems with their thyroid,1 although over half are presumed to be unaware of their condition.2.The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the base of the neck, in front of the windpipe. It is the ‘master controller’ of metabolism.3
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