About Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis (TPP)

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Tue 6 Jun

A rare complication of hyperthyroidism (usually Graves’ disease), thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP) was originally identified in in 1902 and has found to be most common amongst Asian populations

What is a thyroid storm?

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Wed 24 May

You may have heard of a "thyroid storm" - here is a detailed summary of its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

How thyroid disease differs in children

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Thu 30 Jun

It can be very challenging to detect either hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism in a child. This post flags the warning signs for both conditions

Thyroid disorders and their effect on cognitive function, mood and emotions

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Thu 14 Jan

A healthy thyroid plays a vital part in brain chemistry, so we should not be surprised that a thyroid disorder can cause unpredictable mood changes. For example those with an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) can suddenly feel tense and anxious. They may experience panic attacks, impatience, be overactive and have an exaggerated sensitivity to noise.

About Graves Orbitopathy

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Wed 16 Sep

It is common for the onset of thyroid eye disease – referred to as Graves Orbitopathy (or GO) - to occur within 18 months of the onset of hyperthyroidism due to Graves’ disease.


Thyroid Disease and Osteoporosis

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Tue 25 Nov

We already know that hormones play an essential role in the development of the skeleton but could hypothyroidism lead to an increased suceptability to osteoporosis?

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