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Thyroid Diseases

Your thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck. It makes hormones that control the way the body uses energy. These hormones affect nearly every organ in your body and control many of your body's most important functions. For example, they affect your breathing, heart rate, weight, digestion, and moods.

Thyroid diseases cause your thyroid to make either too much or too little of the hormones. Some of the different thyroid diseases include:

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  1. Thyroid Diseases (National Library of Medicine)  
    Your thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck. It makes hormones that control ... your breathing, heart rate, weight, digestion, and moods. Thyroid diseases cause your thyroid to make either too ...
  2. Thyroid Tests (National Library of Medicine)  
    Your thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck. It makes hormones that control ... your breathing, heart rate, weight, digestion, and moods. Thyroid tests check how well your thyroid is working. ...
  3. Hyperthyroidism (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is hyperthyroidism? Hyperthyroidism, or overactive thyroid, happens when your thyroid gland makes more thyroid hormones than your body needs. Your thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in ...
  4. Hypothyroidism (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, happens when your thyroid gland doesn't make enough thyroid hormones to meet your body's needs. Your thyroid is a small, butterfly- ...
  5. Thyroid Cancer (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is thyroid cancer? Thyroid cancer is a cancer that starts in the tissues of the thyroid. Your thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the ... and moods. What are the different types of thyroid cancer? There are different types of thyroid cancer; ...
  6. Thyroid Antibodies What is a thyroid antibody test? A thyroid antibody test measures the level of thyroid antibodies in a sample of your blood. Your thyroid is ...
  7. TSH (Thyroid-stimulating hormone) Test What is a TSH Test? TSH stands for thyroid stimulating hormone . A TSH test is a blood ... too low may be a sign of a thyroid problem . The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped ...
  8. Thyroid cancer is a cancer that starts in the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is located inside the ...
  9. Fine needle aspiration of the thyroid gland is a procedure to remove thyroid cells for examination. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland located inside the ...
  10. A thyroid ultrasound is an imaging method to see the thyroid, a gland in the neck that regulates metabolism ( ... the area being studied (in this case, the thyroid gland). A computer looks at the pattern that ...
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