Introduction: Thyroid disorders
The thyroid gland produces various hormones used by the body
and thyroid disorders cause various symptoms.
The two main types are hypothyroidism (too little hormone)
such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis,
and hyperthyroidism (too much hormone) such as Graves' disease.
Both conditions can be difficult to diagnose because they
product relatively mild symptoms.
Hence, thyroid disorders are often misdiagnosed as depression, aging,
or other causes of tiredness, fatigue, or forgetfulness.
Therefore, a thyroid disorder is a possibility that must be ruled out
in diagnoses of conditions such as depression, fibromyalgia,
lupus, sleep disorders, and various other conditions.
Fortunately, diagnosis of thyroid problems is relatively specific
by blood tests of thyroid hormone levels.
Thyroid disorders are treatable, but can be serious if untreated,
so any suspicion of thyroid problems needs to be confirmed
promptly by a doctor.
Conditions list: The list of conditions in the Thyroid disorders group includes:
- Hashimoto's thyroiditis - an autoimmune form of hypothyroidism.
- Graves' disease - an autoimmune form of hyperthyroidism.
- Thyroid cancer
- Postpartum thyroiditis (type of Hyperthyroidism)
- Autoimmune thyroid diseases
- Iodine deficiency
- Multiple endocrine neoplasia
- Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2
- Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 3
Conditions by organ: See also the full list of conditions classed as having organ thyroid.
Researching symptoms of Thyroid disorders: Further information about the symptoms of Thyroid disorders is available including a list of symptoms of Thyroid disorders, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Thyroid disorders, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.
Misdiagnosis and Thyroid disorders: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Thyroid disorders, failure to diagnose Thyroid disorders, underlying causes of Thyroid disorders (possibly misdiagnosed), or research misdiagnosis of other diseases
Treatments for Thyroid disorders: Various information is available about treatments available for Thyroid disorders, or research treatments for other diseases.
Causes of Thyroid disorders: Research more detailed information about the causes of Thyroid disorders, other possibly hidden causes of Thyroid disorders, or other general information about Thyroid disorders.
Statistics and Thyroid disorders:
Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Thyroid disorders,
prevalence and incidence statistics for Thyroid disorders,
and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.
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