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The thyroid gland is responsible for regulating how your body uses energy.The thyroid also produces hormones critical to proper cell and system functioning. The Thyroid Panel screens for thyroid disease, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism by examining your body’s production of the thyroid hormones TSH, T3 and T4. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Thyroid Diseases Symptoms


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Thyroid Diseases Symptoms
  • Thyroid Problems
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Types of Hyperthyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism is the overproduction of thyroid
    hormones

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Graves' disease
  • The production of too much thyroid hormone.

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Toxic adenomas
  • Nodules develop in the thyroid gland and begin to
    secrete thyroid hormones, upsetting the body's
    chemical balance some goiters may contain
    several of these nodules. 

5
Subacute thyroiditis
  • Inflammation of the thyroid causes the gland to
    "leak" excess hormones, resulting in temporary
    hyperthyroidism that generally lasts a few weeks
    but may persist for months. 

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Pituitary gland malfunctions or cancerous
growths in the thyroid gland
  • Although rare, hyperthyroidism can also develop
    from these causes.

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Types of Hypothyroidism
  • Stems from an underproduction of thyroid
    hormones.  Since your body's energy production
    requires certain amounts of thyroid hormones, a
    drop in hormone production leads to lower energy
    levels.

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Hashimoto's thyroiditis
  • In this autoimmune disorder, the body attacks
    thyroid tissue.  The tissue eventually dies and
    stops producing hormones.

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Removal of the thyroid gland
  • The thyroid may be surgically removed or
    chemically destroyed as treatment for
    hyperthyroidism.

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Exposure to excessive amounts of iodide
  • Cold and sinus medicines, the heart medicine
    amiodarone, or certain contrast dyes given before
    some X-rays may expose you to too much iodine.
    You may be at greater risk for developing
    hypothyroidism, especially if you have had
    thyroid problems in the past.

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Lithium
  • This drug has also been linked as a cause of
    hypothyroidism. 

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Cancer of the thyroid gland
  • is quite rare and occurs in less than 10 of
    thyroid nodules.  You might have one or more
    thyroid nodules for several years before they are
    determined to be cancerous.  People who have
    received radiation treatment to the head and neck
    earlier in life, possibly as a remedy for acne,
    tend to have a higher-than-normal propensity for
    thyroid cancer.
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