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Anyone know what is a thyroid disease ?

Anyone know what is a thyroid disease ?

Summary: The thyroid is located on the lower front neck by the clavicle in the center. Any abnormality of the thyroid can be called a disease. Examples: thyroiditis, tumors, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, grave's disease. The thyroid hormone is a rate regulator. Too much speeds everything in the body up. Too little slows it down. ...Read more

Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


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What systems does thyroid disease attack? How is this treated?

What systems does thyroid disease attack? How is this treated?

Thyroid: Can't answer that till I know if your thyroid level is high, low, or normal. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What type of thyroid disease would cause an individual to toggle between Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism symptoms?

What type of thyroid disease would cause an individual to toggle between Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism symptoms?

Breakdown of: thyroid that releases thyroid hormone as the gland is being destroyed in the long term. This is called Graves disease. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/925147-overview#a5 a good source of information on this. ...Read more

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What is thyroid disease?

Many types.: Thyroid disease is a nonspecific term which indicates there is an abnormality of thyroid function. These include excess secretion of thyroid hormones, decreased secretion, nodules including cancer, and inflammation. A variety of tests help determine the specific type of disease. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of thyroid disease?

What are symptoms of thyroid disease?

Many: Hyper(overactive)thyroid causes heat intolerance, sweating, weight loss, tremors, heart racing/palpitations, hair loss and muscle weakness to name a few. Hypo(underactive)thyroid causes weight gain, cold intolerance, dry skin, hair loss, fatigue among other symptoms. Thyroid nodules are usualy asymptomatic unless big and pushing on nearby structures. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of thyroid disease?

What are symptoms of thyroid disease?

Variety of symptoms: Those with an underactive thyroid may experience: fatigue, constipation, dry skin/hair, cold intolerance, puffiness (some examples). Overactive thyroid symptoms include: difficulty sleeping, heat intolerance, frequent stooling, rapid heart beat/palpitations, tremors, nervousness, etc. ...Read more

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What will happen if thyroid disease is not treated?

What will happen if thyroid disease is not treated?

Thyroid: It depends on the age and how severe the hypothyroidism is. In children under 3 yrs old developmental problems or even retardation could occur. Growth failure could be a symptom in older kids. Others include forgetfulness, depression, mood swings, dry skin, coarse hair, constipation, lethargy, cold intolerance, exercise intolerance, irregular or heavy periods, and weight gain. ...Read more

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Hello I have a concern of what are symptoms for thyroid disease?Can you die from it?It is possible itbhas no effect in your weight?

Hello I have a concern of what are symptoms for thyroid disease?Can you die from it?It is possible itbhas no effect in your weight?

It depends: Usually people don't die acutely from thyroid disease and if it a cancer, it will cause problems for long time before one dies.If you have high or low thyroid hormone levels, the symptoms will be there for long time before you experience serious symptoms. High or low heart beats, constipation or diarrhea, skin changes and heat /cold intolerance are common symptoms. Weight gain/loss as well. ...Read more

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What distinguishes hypothyroidism from thyroid disease?

What distinguishes hypothyroidism from thyroid disease?

Various: You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated by a qualified doctor. Hypothyroidism is only one form of thyroid disorder. ...Read more

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What doctor knows about thyroid disease?

What doctor knows about thyroid disease?

Many: Primary care doctors can manage most cases of hypothyroidism. Endocrinologists deal with hypo/hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules and cancer. General, endocrine and ENT surgeons do thyroid biopsies and surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more