Dr Khaw Chong Hui graduated from the University of Dublin in 2000 and obtained his postgraduate MRCP (Ireland) in 2003. He subsequently went on to complete his Fellowship in Endocrinology in Malaysia and Australia under the Ministry of Health. He treats all endocrine conditions and is passionate about providing holistic, evidence-based care to his patients.
Medical research has identified the thyroid as one of the bigger endocrine glands in the human body. Located around the neck this gland is responsible for producing hormones, like the thyroxine and triiodothyronine. These hormones regulate the metabolism as well as the functioning of many other systems in the body. The thyroid gland controls the rate at which our body burns energy, forms proteins, and how sensitive the body is to other hormones.
Hypothyroidism is a condition that makes you feel tired.
There is a gland in your neck called the thyroid gland. It makes thyroid hormone. This hormone controls how the body uses and stores energy.
Hypothyroidism is the medical term for when a person does not make enough thyroid hormone. People sometimes confuse this condition with HYPERthyroidism, which is when a person makes too much thyroid hormone.
Some people with hypothyroidism have no symptoms. But most people feel tired. That can make the condition hard to diagnose, because a lot of conditions can make you tired.
Other symptoms of hypothyroidism include:
If it is not treated, hypothyroidism can also weaken and slow your heart. This can make you feel out of breath or tired when you exercise and cause swelling (fluid buildup) in your ankles. Untreated hypothyroidism can also increase your blood pressure and raise your cholesterol – both of which increase the risk of heart trouble.
In women, hypothyroidism can disrupt monthly periods. It can also make it hard to get pregnant. In women who do get pregnant, hypothyroidism can cause problems. For instance, it can increase the chances of having a miscarriage and of having a baby with low intelligence.
Hyperthyroidism is a condition that can make you feel shaky, anxious, and tired. It happens when a gland in your neck, called the thyroid gland, makes too much thyroid hormone (figure 1). This hormone controls how the body uses and stores energy.
Hyperthyroidism is the medical term for when a person makes too much thyroid hormone. People sometimes confuse this condition with HYPOthyroidism, which is when a person does not make enough thyroid hormone.
Some people with hyperthyroidism have no symptoms. When they do occur, symptoms can include:
Hyperthyroidism can also cause a swelling in the neck called a “goiter.” If it is caused by a medical problem called Graves’ disease, the condition can also make the eyes bulge.
Untreated hyperthyroidism can cause a heart rhythm disorder called “atrial fibrillation,” chest pain, and rarely, heart failure.
In women, hyperthyroidism can disrupt monthly periods. It can also make it hard to get pregnant. In men, hyperthyroidism can cause the breasts to grow or lead to sexual problems. These problems go away when hyperthyroidism is treated.
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