What is Hyperthyroidism & Graves Disease

Hyperthyroidism is an autoimmune disease in which the thyroid gland over produces hormones in the body. Graves’ disease, which is more likely to affect women than men, is amongst the most common forms of hyperthyroidism and in some cases can be the underlying cause of hyperthyroidism. What Does the Thyroid do The thyroid gland is […]

How Thyroid Disease and Other Conditions Impact the Skin

WHITE PAPER – DERMATOLOGIC HEALTH AND ENDOCRINE DISORDERS As the hormonal regulator of our bodies, the endocrine system influences many other biological systems and processes, including circulatory system functions, cellular growth and regeneration, and reproduction. The skin is no exception, and endocrine disorders can also significantly impact cutaneous health. When endocrine disorders are present, there may be an apparent dermatologic response. Even […]

Care for Thyroid Surgery Scars

Surgery to remove a thyroid tumor can be a life-saving surgery. Unfortunately, the thyroid gland is in the front of the neck, so the incision that a surgeon makes to remove the thyroid gland can leave a noticeable and sometimes unsightly scar. Fortunately, there are steps you can take—starting the day of thyroid surgery—to minimize […]