Insulin And Thyroid Research Paper

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Insulin, Thyroid & FSH

The underproduction of ‘Insulin’

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition. Your immune system attacks healthy body tissue by mistake. In this instance, it means it attacks the cells in your pancreas. Because it constantly attacks your pancreas, it inevitably becomes damaged which means that it cannot produce insulin. This then means that glucose cannot be transferred into your bloodstream and into your cells.

There are many complications which accompany diabetes and these can include long-term health problems which can be very serious. Blindness and vision loss are one of the affects it has on the body; along with kidney failure and lower limb amputation. In addition, people are 5 times more likely to have cardiovascular …show more content…

As there is no internal ‘fix’ for this, it is treated by medication, radioiodine treatment or surgery.
The medicines named ‘thionamides’ is the common treatment as it stops your thyroid from producing excess. The main two types used are ‘carbimazole’ and ‘propylthiouracil’. Side effects can include nausea, headaches, aching joints, an ‘upset’ stomach or an itchy rash. Before the benefit is noticed, it is usually taken up to two months before however a medication names beta-blocker is issued in the meantime. The medication can be taken until your hormone level is under control and the dosage will be reduced slowly and eventually stopped, but some people will take it for many years or some – for …show more content…

It is only performed occasionally where part or all of your thyroid may be removed. People are only referred for this type of treatment if:
 The thyroid gland is severely swollen
 Severe eye problems which are a resultant of an overactive thyroid
 Other options are not viable
 Symptoms come back after a different method of treatment
The entire removal of the gland is typically recommended as it completely cures the overactive thyroid and means there are no chances of the symptoms coming back. Although, when the removal occurs, medication will need to be taken to make up for not having a thyroid.

The over production of the ‘FSH [Follicle-Stimulating Hormone]’

In women, FSH helps control the menstrual cycle and the production of eggs by their ovaries. The amount varies throughout a women’s menstrual cycle and is at its highest just before she ovulates. When FSH is produced in high quantities, it can mean that women have lost their ovarian function before 40 or the menopause has

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