Articles by Dr. Chris

The Prostate Gland – Problems, Diseases, Tests

The prostate gland, which lies below the bladder and surrounds the urethra, is the male organ that produces semen. It is very common for the prostate gland to start enlarging after the age of 40, although it may not always produce symptoms. The first noticeable symptoms appear when the enlarged prostate gland presses upon >> Read More ...

Symptoms of Low or Underactive Thyroid, Hypothyroidism

Low levels of thyroid hormones, either caused by an underactive thyroid gland, or other disorders that affect circulating thyroid hormone levels (euthyroid sick syndrome) results in a range of symptoms that collectively indicate hypothyroidism. These symptoms may vary in intensity and in early stages of hypothyroidism, few >> Read More ...

Low Thyroid Test Levels

Hypothyroidism is a prevalent condition and may be the result of underlying conditions, like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. In order to diagnose an underactive thyroid and isolate the possible cause, a thyroid profile blood test may be requested by your doctor. Apart from confirming diagnosis and providing valuable >> Read More ...

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) – Enlarged Prostate Gland

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or an enlarged prostate gland is a very common condition in older men with estimates indicating that up to one in every two men suffers with this condition. The prostate gland, which is normally about the size of a walnut, starts to enlarge quite often after the age of forty, but may >> Read More ...

Pinched Nerve Lower Back – Lumbar Nerve Compression

Pressure on the nerve roots as they leave the spine produce symptoms of nerve compression, and the nerve roots in the lumbar region of the spine are most liable to be pinched or compressed as a result of maximum movement of the vertebrae in this region. Lumbar nerve compression is commonly known as sciatica, which is the >> Read More ...

Pinched Thoracic Nerve – Radiculopathy, Compression

Nerve compression at the level of the thoracic vertebrae, or thoracic radiculopathy, is less common than in the cervical radiculopathy or lumbar nerve compression because of the lower amount of pressure and movement that the thoracic vertebrae are subjected to. However a pinched nerve at the thoracic level may cause >> Read More ...

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

What is Hashimoto’s Thyroid Disease? Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune thyroid disease, which is one of the leading causes of hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid functioning. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis causes primary hypothyroidism, where the underactivity is due directly to poor thyroid >> Read More ...

Pinched Neck Nerve – Cervical Radiculopathy, Compression

A cervical pinched nerve or nerve compression occurs as it leaves the spine in the neck and produces a condition known as cervical radiculopathy. The nerve may be compressed or irritated due to a herniated intervertebral disc, bone spurs, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, and may produce symptoms such as pain, >> Read More ...
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