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Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid diseases impact the thyroid glands, which is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of the neck. The thyroid is responsible for regulating a variety of metabolic activities throughout the body. Thyroid problems impact the structure or function of the thyroid gland.

What are the types of thyroid disorders?

The types of thyroid disorders include:

Hypothyroidism

It is a condition in which thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland is insufficient. Here are the symptoms one can bear in hypothyroidism:

  • Fatigue
  • Poor concentration or feeling mentally “foggy”
  • Dry skin
  • Constipation
  • Feeling cold
  • Fluid retention
  • Muscle and joint aches
  • Depression
  • Prolonged or excessive menstrual bleeding in women

Hyperthyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which thyroid gland produces excessive the thyroid hormone. Here are the symptoms one can suffer from in hyperthyroidism:

  • Tremor
  • Nervousness
  • Fast heart rate
  • Fatigue
  • Intolerance for heat
  • Increase in bowel movements
  • Increased sweating
  • Concentration problems
  • Unintentional weight loss

Goiter

The term “goiter” refers to the swelling of the thyroid gland, regardless of the reason. A goiter is not an illness in and of itself. Hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, or normal thyroid function are all possible causes of a goiter.

Are thyroid disorders curable?

Medications and surgery can be used to treat thyroid abnormalities. Treatment will be determined by the type of thyroid condition.