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what are common thyroid problems?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Thryoid problems: The three most common thyroid problems are hypothyroid (low function), hyperthyroid (high function) and thyroid nodules. The most common cause of hypothyroidism is hashimoto's thyroid disease. The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is graves' disease. Thyroid nodules are very common and are seen more with advancement of technology. Most thyroid nodules are not cancerous.

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What are the most common types of thyroid problems?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
THE MOST COMMON: Is an underactive gland.
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How common are thyroid problems in younger people?

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Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Very common: If you suspect you or your child has a thyroid problem see your doctor.
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How common is thyroid problems in your twenties?

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Uncommon: Thyroid problems are overall uncommon compared to, say, hypertension or diabetes, but they are a significant source of medical disease, and have signficant associated morbidity. Why exactly do you ask?
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What are the common symptoms of thyroid problems?

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Many: Fatigue, constipation, dry skin, losing hair, weight gain-usually water weight- are most common for underactive. Shaky, nervous, jittery, sweaty, fast heart beat, multiple bowel movements daily for overactive. But these symptoms could all be due to other causes, so see MD & get lab evaluation.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the most common causes of thyroid problems?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
AUTOIMMUNITY/IODINE&: The most common causes of Thyroid Problems are Iodine Deficiency which causes Goiter and Hypothyroiism Autoimmunity may cause Hypothyroidism like in Graves Disease causing Hyperthyroidism and Hashimoto Disease cauing Hypothyroidism Cancer of Thyroid

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