Update On Armenian Girl - Thanks for Your Help

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We at eMaxHealth want to thank you for the response to the story on Gayane Tovmasyan, the 13 year old Armenian girl with the ovarian tumor. There has been $450 dollars donated at this time.

It is difficult to get complete news, but we have been told that her surgery has been postponed so that a previous medical condition can be improved. This medical condition is a hypothyroid condition (if properly translated). She needs this improved so that she will have less risk from the anesthesia and surgery. The family and young girl are tired and worried, but thankful for your support and prayers.

Link to initial article: “13 Year Old Armenian Girl Needs Your Help” If you would like to support Gayane’s healthcare costs:

eMaxHealth would like to help Gayane and her family. We have set up a bank account in her name. The funds will be transferred to her family to help them pay for her surgery and any postoperative treatments she may need. If you would like to contribute, please email [email protected] or contact emaxhealth.


Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland fails to produce enough thyroid hormone. The thyroid gland is located in the neck just in front of the larynx (voice box). It makes hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), which are important in controlling metabolism.

The most common cause of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto's thyroiditis, in which the immune system attacks the thyroid gland. A less common cause of hypothyroidism is when the pituitary gland does not release a hormone to stimulate the thyroid gland (secondary hypothyroidism). Other causes include congenital absence of the thyroid, radiation to the gland, and surgical removal of the thyroid gland.

Symptoms include abnormal menstrual periods, cold intolerance, constipation, depression, fatigue, thin and brittle hair, and weight gain (unintentional). Other symptoms include dry flaky skin, hoarseness, swelling of feet and legs, slow speech, joint stiffness, overall swelling, and hair loss.

Once diagnosed, hypothyroidism can be treated by replacement of the replacement hormone.

Sources for information on hypothyroid disease
National Library of Medicine