28 Nisan 2012 Cumartesi

What Are Some Forms of Thyroid Disease?

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Thyroid disease can be present in a person in various ways. Some of them are mentioned in this article. Do, though, keep in mind that this is not exhaustive. It is also not intended to take the place of what a medical professional would tell you.


This thyroid issue is where the function of the thyroid is low (that is, a lower than normal amount of hormones is being produced). An example of this is cretinism, which has as one of its main causes an iodine deficiency (although other things can also be behind it).

Hashimoto's thyroiditis is also a main cause of hypothyroidism, and in fact is thought to be the most common cause of primary hypothyroidism within North America. It has plenty of possible symptoms, including exhaustion, infertility, loss of hair, nausea, and many others.


Another type of thyroid disease is known as hyperthyroidism. In this, an excessive amount of thyroid hormone is produced. Graves' disease is the most frequent cause of this. Often, a patient with Graves' disease will display a goiter. Other symptoms may also occur, such as dizziness, insomnia, heart palpitations, etc. The heart beat may also be rapid -- this is known as tachycardia. Females may also go through menstrual changes, for instance, such as infrequent menstruation.

Another condition related to overactive thyroid function is a medical emergency which is known as thyroid storm. It is not a common situation, but is life-threatening. If you see it occurring, please contact emergency medical personnel for assistance.

Read more about thyroid problems with details on various conditions including Graves' disease.

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