House Call Synopsis

By Faeza
28 November 2015

Thyroid disease

Dr Victor Ramathesele will be joined by Dr Reginald Mkhize, General practitioner, Dr Sindeep Bhana from Chris Hani Baragwanath and Dr Sizeka Maweya from Limpopo to discuss Thyroid Disease. Shaped like a shield, it is a thin organ or gland that can hardly be felt and sits in front of the throat. Under the influence of another gland, called the pituitary, the Thyroid exist to produce substance called Thyroxin, whose function is to control and regulate, chemical processes related to energy  production in our bodies otherwise known as metabolism.

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