Diseases of the Thyroid Gland Volume 1

Diseases of the Thyroid Gland Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...and dyspepsia is not uncommon. Constipation is frequently complained of and some patients suffer from haemorrhoids as well. The lips share in the general swelling of the face. The teeth are generally in bad condition, being brittle, irregular, and discoloured. In cases of some dura--tion they are often broken and carious or have disappeared entirely. The gums are pale if there is anaemia, and are frequently swollen; they may be soft, spongy, or ulcerated, and may bleed readily after slight injuries. In some cases a thick mucous discharge runs out of the mo11th during sleep on to the pillow. In fully 50 per cent. of the cases the tongue is swollen, in some to a considerable degree, and in exceptional cases it may be cracked and sore. The uvula and soft palate are not infrequently swollen, but no difliculty in swallowing as a rule is experienced. The Generative System.---In the early stages of myxoedema menorrhagia is not uncommon, but when the disease is fully developed there is usually amenorrhoea. In some cases the amenorrhoea is present because the disease has commenced about the menopause; in others, however, it undoubtedly occurs as a result of the disease, as menstruation is re-established when the myxoedematous symptoms have been removed by treatment. Pregnancy seldom occurs after the onset of the disease as so many patients have already arrived at the menopause. Even in younger women it is rare, and when it does occur. there is a tendency to post-partum haemorrhage. In the male no special change has been noticed in sexual power, and as already mentioned one case has been recorded in which the patient married and became the father of two children while suffering from myxoedema. In both sexes the external organs of generation may be...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236828828
  • 9781236828828