Thyroid disorders refer to all kinds of disorders that relate to the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland regulates the metabolism levels of the body. The various disorders of the thyroid gland relate to either the structure or the functioning of the gland. The most common of thyroid disorders include hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodules, goiter or the most serious, thyroid cancer.
HOW IS THYROID DISORDERS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is usually done based on the kind of disorder one suffers from. It includes blood tests and thyroid tests.
HOW IS THYROID DISORDERS TREATED?
Treatment depends on the problem, but may include medicines, radioiodine therapy, or thyroid surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
Women are more likely than men to have thyroid disease. One in eight women will develop thyroid problems during her lifetime.1 In women, thyroid diseases can cause:
• Problems with your menstrual period.
• Problems getting pregnant.
• Problems during pregnancy.