What Are the Types of Thyroid Disorders?

Q:

What are the specific kinds of thyroid disorders?

A:

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, just above the collarbone. It makes hormones to regulate your metabolism and control the rate of many activities in your body, such as how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats

There are many types of thyroid disorders, including

Goiter (an enlargement of the thyroid gland)

Thyroid nodules (lumps in the thyroid gland)

Thyroiditis (swelling of the thyroid)

Hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid gland)

Hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid gland)

Thyroid cancer

 

Keywords: thyroid disorders; thyroid gland disorders

 

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