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  1. Thyroid Nodules - Surgery

    information on the surgical treatment of thyroid nodules.

  2. Hypothyroidism - Cause

    Learn more about hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's thyroiditis, a condition that causes the body's defenses-or immune system-to produce antibodies that over time destroy thyroid tissue.

  3. Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

    A thyroid - stimulating hormone (TSH) blood test is used to detect problems affecting the thyroid gland.

  4. Hyperthyroidism - Treatment Overview

    There are three treatments for hyperthyroidism. Antithyroid medication and radioactive iodine are the ones doctors use most often. Rarely, a person may have surgery. Even if your symptoms are not bothering you, you still need treatment because hyperthyroi

  5. Thyroid Nodules - Prevention

    Thyroid nodules cannot be prevented.

  6. Hypothyroidism - Symptoms

    Symptoms of hypothyroidism usually develop slowly over months or years. Symptoms and signs may include: Coarse and thinning hair. Dry skin. Brittle nails. A yellowish tint to the skin. Slow body movements. Cold skin. Inability to tolerate cold. Feeling ti

  7. Hyperthyroidism - Topic Overview

    What is hyperthyroidism? Hyperthyroidism means your thyroid makes too much thyroid hormone. Your thyroid is a gland in the front of your neck. It controls your metabolism, which is how your body turns food into energy. It also affects your heart, muscles,

  8. Hyperthyroidism - Surgery

    Surgery for hyperthyroidism (thyroidectomy) removes part or all of the thyroid gland. Doctors rarely use this surgery to treat hyperthyroidism. You may need surgery if: Your thyroid gland is so big that it is hard for you to swallow or breathe. You have t

  9. Hyperthyroidism - Exams and Tests

    Your doctor will ask questions about your medical history, do a physical exam, and order medical tests to diagnose hyperthyroidism. If your doctor thinks you may have hyperthyroidism, he or she may order:A thyroid - stimulating hormone (TSH) test, which i

  10. Thyroid Nodules - Exams and Tests

    The first step in diagnosing thyroid nodules is a medical history and physical exam.

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