Illustration of the thyroid showing the parathyroid glands

Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, just above your collarbone. It is one of your endocrine glands, which make hormones. Thyroid hormones control the rate of many activities in your body. These include how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats. All of these activities are your body's metabolism.

Thyroid problems include

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  1. Thyroid Diseases (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... activities are your body's metabolism. Thyroid problems include Goiter - enlargement of the thyroid gland Hyperthyroidism - when your ...
  2. Simple goiter; Endemic goiter; Colloidal goiter; Nontoxic goiter; Toxic nodular goiter ... There are different kinds of goiters: A simple goiter can occur without a known reason. It can occur when the thyroid gland is not able to make ...
  3. Toxic multinodular goiter; Plummer disease ... Toxic nodular goiter grows from an existing simple goiter . It occurs most often in the elderly. Risk factors include being female ...
  4. Thyroid Disease and Teens (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... other parts of your body. Continue What Is Thyroid Disease? Thyroid disease occurs when the thyroid gland doesn' ... tests, and medication adjustments as needed. Back Continue Goiters and Thyroid Nodules It can take months or ...
  5. Pregnancy and Thyroid Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) - PDF  
    ... PDF, 269 KB). Alternate Language URL Pregnancy and Thyroid Disease Page Content On this page: What is thyroid ... through Research For More Information Acknowledgments What is thyroid disease? Thyroid disease is a disorder that affects the ...
  6. Thyroid Disease (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)  
    ... StumbleUpon Delicious Email to friend Digg Search Share Thyroid disease Your thyroid is a small gland at the ... Women are more likely than men to have thyroid diseases, especially right after pregnancy and after menopause. Expand ...
  7. ... Expiritism Ayurvedic medicine Reasons patients with thyroid cancer/thyroid disease choose CAM There are few studies that have looked at why patients with thyroid disease choose CAM. Some of the reasons they state ...
  8. Thyroid Disease in the Older Patient (American Thyroid Association)  
    ... system. An important clue to the presence of thyroid disease in an elderly patient is a history of thyroid disease in another close family member such as a ...
  9. Substernalthyroid - surgery; Mediastinal goiter - surgery ... A retrosternal goiter is always a consideration in patients who have a mass sticking out of the neck. A retrosternal goiter ...
  10. Goiter (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
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