• Systemic
  • Microchimerism has now been further implicated in other autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus. (wikipedia.org)
  • A systemic disease is one that affects a number of organs and tissues, or affects the body as a whole. (wikipedia.org)
  • Myasthenia gravis Getting a regular eye exam may play a role in identifying the signs of some systemic diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • Signs of a systemic disease may be evident on the outer surface of the eye (eyelids, conjunctiva and cornea), middle of the eye and at the back of the eye (retina). (wikipedia.org)
  • Since 500 B.C., some researchers have believed that the physical condition of the fingernails and toenails can indicate various systemic diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • Careful examination of the fingernails and toenails may provide clues to underlying systemic diseases[citation needed], since some diseases have been found to cause disruptions in the nail growth process. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pitting also may be caused by a variety of systemic diseases, including reactive arthritis and other connective tissue disorders, sarcoidosis, pemphigus, alopecia areata, and incontinentia pigmenti. (wikipedia.org)
  • Disease Disseminated disease Fred Siguier List of systemic diseases with ocular manifestations Localized disease Marfan syndrome Systemic autoimmune diseases Systemic inflammation Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary,28th edition (Harcourt Brace & Company). (wikipedia.org)
  • The Eye in Systemic Disease" (University of Illinois at Chicago: 2008), Available at: http://www.uic.edu/com/eye/LearningAboutVision/EyeFacts/SystemicDisease.shtml, Accessed 20 August 2009. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nails in systemic disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • patient's
  • How should the results of the patient's thyroid function educational Needs Addressed tests be interpreted? (slideshare.net)
  • Doctors who attend to such patients will most likely do routine follow-ups on the patient's health since, even though it is highly unlikely that they will present any thyroid problems, there is still a chance that they will develop some type of dysfunction with time. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition, there is no known correlation with the patient's thyroid levels. (wikipedia.org)
  • disorders
  • We asked Dr. Christopher Sipe, a Reproductive Endocrinologist and one of our doctor partners at Fertility Centers of Illinois, whether he thinks thyroid disorders go undiagnosed early in the fertility journey when a woman is still with her OB. (pullingdownthemoon.com)
  • Because thyroid disorders are so common," says Dr. Sipe "there are many women walking around who are undiagnosed. (pullingdownthemoon.com)
  • Interestingly, all of the diseases and disorders that cause dry, brittle hair are similar to each other as they all affect hormonal levels, which in turn affects hair strength and growth. (livestrong.com)
  • Most illnesses can be traced back to the thyroid as well, making thyroid diseases and disorders the most common illnesses that cause dry, brittle hair. (livestrong.com)
  • Below is a list of common thyroid disorders, their symptoms, and common treatments . (tiphero.com)
  • A family history of thyroid disorders is common, with the HLA-DR5 gene most strongly implicated conferring a relative risk of 3 in the UK. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lyme disease is one of a group of diseases which have earned the name the "great imitator" for their propensity to mimic the symptoms of a wide variety of medical and neuropsychiatric disorders. (wikipedia.org)
  • They have an increased risk of a number of other health problems, including congenital heart defect, epilepsy, leukemia, thyroid diseases, and mental disorders. (wikipedia.org)
  • endocrine
  • Your thyroid gland is a critical part of the endocrine system that is responsible for processes that regulate body temperature, metabolism, and growth. (tiphero.com)
  • Thyroid cancer accounts for less than 1% of all cancer in the UK, though it is the most common endocrine tumor and makes up greater than 90% of all cancers of the endocrine glands. (wikipedia.org)
  • The thyroid gland, or simply the thyroid, is an endocrine gland in the neck, consisting of two lobes connected by an isthmus. (wikipedia.org)
  • hypothalamus
  • To get to the thyroid, the hypothalamus sends messages to the pituitary gland (the pituitary gland is a tiny organ, the size of a pea, found at the base of the brain) in the form of a hormone known as TRH (Thyrotropin Releasing Hormone). (hubpages.com)
  • Hormonal output from the thyroid is regulated by thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) secreted from the anterior pituitary gland, which itself is regulated by thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) produced by the hypothalamus. (wikipedia.org)
  • As its name suggests, it depends upon the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland, and the thyroid gland. (wikipedia.org)
  • Thyroid hormone exerts negative feedback control over the hypothalamus as well as anterior pituitary, thus controlling the release of both TRH from hypothalamus and TSH from anterior pituitary gland. (wikipedia.org)
  • Excessive
  • Some patients (especially younger ones) gain weight due to excessive appetite stimulation that exceeds the weigh loss effect. (wikipedia.org)
  • inflammation
  • The discovery is a major step forward in explaining how and why the orbit of the eye is subject to scarring and inflammation in Graves' disease. (uofmhealth.org)
  • Today we have medications to reduce inflammation, but these drugs typically do not treat the fibrotic effects of thyroid eye disease," says Douglas, a U-M oculoplastics surgeon. (uofmhealth.org)
  • In addition, the Kellogg researchers say, when these receptors are activated, they produce a large quantity of cytokines which could stimulate immune cells to the orbit, causing inflammation in thyroid eye disease. (uofmhealth.org)
  • type of thyroid
  • Given the thyroid's importance to metabolism and other body related functions, any insult to the system wether it's stress or hormone related problems can block the critical conversion of one type of thyroid hormone to another, a conversion that is the key to your metabolism regulation. (hubpages.com)
  • tissue
  • To determine whether fibrocytes play a similar role in Graves' disease, these investigators and their colleagues examined tissue samples from 70 patients with the disease and compared them to 25 healthy subjects. (uofmhealth.org)
  • Enlargement of the thyroid is due to lymphocytic infiltration and fibrosis rather than tissue hypertrophy. (wikipedia.org)
  • The inner layer extrudes into the gland and forms the septae that divides the thyroid tissue into microscopic lobules. (wikipedia.org)
  • typically
  • Typically, as an initial assessment of thyroid function, the TSH is measured. (zocdoc.com)
  • It typically affects people under age 40 and women develop it more often than men. (tiphero.com)
  • Typically, blood tests show a raised T3 and T4, low TSH, increased radioiodine uptake in all areas of the thyroid, and TSI antibodies. (wikipedia.org)
  • After many years the thyroid typically shrinks in size. (wikipedia.org)
  • Typically four parathyroid glands, two on each side, lie on each side between the two layers of the capsule, at the back of the thyroid lobes. (wikipedia.org)