Thyroid function tests
Thyroid function tests are used to check for a number of thyroid problems. The tests usually include thyroid stimulating hormones (THSs) T4 and T3.
A goitre is an enlarged or swollen thyroid gland, the butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck.
Iodine deficiency is the most common cause of thyroid disease and can even cause brain damage in babies. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, women should take iodine supplements. Learn more here.
The hormonal system influences your metabolism, growth and many other functions. Learn more about what it is and conditions related to the hormonal system.
Links to trusted information about pituitary hormones.
What is an endocrinologist?
Endocrinologist is a specialist who treats people with conditions caused by problems with hormones. Learn how to find an endocrinologist and what to ask before your appointment.
Diagnosis of anorexia nervosa
People with anorexia nervosa have an irrational fear of gaining weight and put themselves on restrictive diets and harsh, punishing exercise routines. They have an unrealistic view of their bodies.