Signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism

Increase or decrease secretion of thyroid hormone gives a huge impact on the overall body functions. Here we see about the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, which may help to act as an alarm sign to check your thyroid on time. Signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism ( decreased thyroid secretion ): Tiredness and…

Thyroid hormone – Synthesis and functions

Often you will tend to hear about thyroid hormone very much correlated with the body function. Whenever you get deviated from the regular activities, the foremost questions arise will be like check your thyroid, what js your T3 and T4 levels ?? Rite !!!! So why these hormone have special concern? What are their functions…

Role of calcium in the body

Calcium is the fifth abundant element in the body which plays a vital role in skeletal structural units. The total calcium in the body is 100-170 gms, in which 99% present in the bones. The normal serum calcium levels are between 9-11 mg/dl. Values that are lower/higher than this will have its own consequences. Factors…

Dry socket – Reason and treatment

After removal of tooth, blood clot formation is an essential element for the healing to take place. When the blood clot is dislodged from the socket, healing becomes extremely slow or nil and the condition is called as dry socket. Reasons for dry socket : Dislodgement of blood clot from the socket Difficulty in tooth…

Dry mouth – cause and effect

Less amount of saliva secretion cause dry mouth. It is a clinical manifestation of salivary gland dysfunction. There are various factors that causes dry mouth. Various causes for dry mouth :  Radiation induced  Radiation therapy to head and neck region for cancer treatment affects the salivary gland cells (dose dependent) causing dry mouth. Medicine/ drug…