Symptoms of thyroid trouble vary based on whether the thyroid is making too little or too much thyroid hormone, with hyperthyroid symptoms including increased heart rate and hypothyroid symptoms including reduced heart rate, notes WebMD. Both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism can cause goiters to d
Methods for preventing thyroid problems include wearing a thyroid collar during X-ray sessions, quitting smoking, limiting soy consumption, avoiding fluoridated water and treating Celiac disease, notes Mary Shomon for About.com. Others include testing for and treating thyroid antibodies and suppleme
Thyroid disease occurs when the thyroid gland, located at the front of the neck, produces either too many or too few hormones. Some common disorders of the thyroid include hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodules, thyroiditis, thyroid cancer and goiters.
Depression; fatigue; memory loss; trouble concentrating; coarse, dry skin and hair; sensitivity to the cold; constipation; and an increase in LDL in the blood, or high cholesterol, are all signs of hypothyroidism, which is characterized by an underactive thyroid, according to Dr. Nancy Snyderman. Ot
Symptoms of thyroid problems depend on whether the thyroid is overactive or underactive. Hyperthyroidism is characterized by an overactive thyroid, and symptoms include weight loss, heart palpitations, frequent bowel movements, development of goiters, light menstrual periods and muscle weakness. Hyp
There are several possible causes for high thyroid levels, including Graves' disease, toxic adenoma, Plummer's disease and thyroiditis, according to Mayo Clinic. The general term used when a patient has an overactive thyroid is hyperthyroidism. Women are five to 10 times more likely to get hyperthyr
The symptoms of hypothyroidism in women typically include weight gain, fatigue, slowed heart rate and irritability, while the symptoms of hyperthyroidism can include weight loss, tremors or thyroid gland enlargement, according to Everyday Health. Physical exams and blood tests that measure thyroid h
A thyroid blood test examines the quantity of thyroid hormones in the body, according to MedicineNet. This test helps determine the status of the hormone production by the thyroid gland. The production status can either be normal, underactive or overactive.
Thyroid cancer treatments include surgery, radioactive iodine, hormone therapy and chemotherapy, according to the American Cancer Society. Other treatment options include external beam radiation therapy and targeted therapy. Oncologists often recommend a combination of two or more treatment types to
Thyroid cancer is cancer that occurs in the butterfly-shaped thyroid gland located just below the Adam's apple at the base of the neck, according to Mayo Clinic. The most common types of thyroid cancer, according to the American Cancer Society, include papillary carcinoma, follicular carcinoma and H