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The thyroid and parathyroid glands are situated in the neck, where they produce and secrete hormones into the bloodstream. There are two types of thyroid hormones, both of which help control the rate of metabolism (the chemical reactions constantly occurring in the body). The four small parathyroid glands produce a hormone that controls calcium levels in the blood. Thyroid disorders are common, but their onset is often gradual and they may not be detected or diagnosed for months or even years. Low levels of thyroid hormones at birth can be prevent normal development of the brain and for this reason, a thyroid function test is one of the first tests to be performed on a newborn baby. Over and under activity of the thyroid gland are the most common thyroid disorders and are discussed first. Swellings and growths are covered next, followed by disorders in which there is over or under production of hormones by the parathyroid gland.

Thyroid Nodules: Cancerous or Non-cancerous Growth

Cancerous or non-cancerous growths in the thyroid gland. Detailed information on Thyroid Nodules, including complete overview of the symptoms of Thyroid Nodules, diagnosis, and treatment of the Thyroid Nodules. Thyroid nodules are abnormal growths in the thyroid gland. Thyroid nodules are generally small and occur as single or multiple hard nodules or cysts. Some nodules produce excess thyroid hormones (Hyperthyroidism). All types of thyroid nodules are most common in people aged 40-60 and are three times more common in women. .. Read More ...

Thyroiditis Causes Types and Treatment Information

Detailed information on thyroiditis, including complete overview of the symptoms of thyroiditis, diagnosis, and treatment of the thyroiditis. Inflammation of the thyroid gland is known as Thyroiditis. This disorder can disrupt thyroid activity, causing underactivity (Hypothyroidism) or overactivity (Hyperthyroidism) of the thyroid gland. The under or over production of the thyroid hormones that results from this disruption in thyroid activity is usually temporary, but can be permanent. .. Read More ...

Goiter Causes, Prevention & Latest Treatment Info

Information about the Causes of the Goiter, Prevention & Latest Treatment Procedure of Goiter
Goiter is a swelling in the neck due to enlargement of the thyroid glands. If the thyroid gland enlarges, it causes a swelling in the neck known as a goiter. A goiter can range in size from a barely noticeable lump to a swelling the size of a grapefruit. Most goiters are painless. In rare cases, a large goiter may press on the esophagus and trachea (windpipe), causing difficulty in swallowing and breathing. .. Read More ...

Hypothyroidism Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Info

Complete overview of Thyroid Disorder condition Causes of Hypothyroidism, Signs & Symptoms of Hypothyroidism, Diagnosis of Hypothyroidism, Treatment for Hypothyroidism, Prognosis of Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is underproduction of thyroid hormones, causing many body functions to slow down. In hypothyroidism, the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones. These hormones are important in metabolism (the chemical reactions constantly occurring in the body). A deficiency causes a slowing down of many of the body’s functions. The disorder is more common in women, particularly in those over age 40. .. Read More ...

Hyperthyroidism Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Info

Complete overview of Thyroid Disorder condition. Causes of Hyperthyroidism, Signs & Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism, Diagnosis of Hyperthyroidism, Treatment for Hyperthyroidism, Prognosis of Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is the overproduction of thyroid hormones, causing many body functions to speed up. When the thyroid gland produces an excess of hormones, many of the body’s functions are stimulated by these hormones and speed up. This condition is Hyperthyroidism and is one of the most common hormonal disorders. Hyperthyroidism is 7-10 times more common in women and usually develops between the ages of 20 and 50 .. Read More ...

Hyperthyroidism Causes, Signs & Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Hypothyroidism Causes, Signs & Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Goiter Causes, Signs & Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Hyperparathyroidism Causes, Signs & Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Hypoparathyroidism Causes, Signs & Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

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