In this autoimmune condition, the thyroid gland in the neck produces too much thyroid hormone that can cause tremor, anxiety, a racing heart, goitre and bulging eyes.
Autoimmune diseases strike when the immune system attacks healthy cells in the body. Read about the causes, symptoms and treatment options.
Hyperthyroidism (or thyrotoxicosis) occurs when the thyroid gland is overactive and produces too much thyroid hormone.
If your thyroid becomes overactive (hyperthyroidism) or underactive (hypothyroidism), you may experience a range of health problems — learn more here.
Goitre is a swelling at the base of your neck. It's caused by an enlarged thyroid gland. Find out more about causes, symptoms and treatments here.
Your thyroid gland sits in the front of your neck and helps control your metabolism. Read about the different thyroid hormones and thyroid problems.
Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease of the neuromuscular system that causes muscle weakness. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
Autoimmune diseases — an overview
Autoimmune diseases occur when your immune system attacks your own body. Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases.
Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition that causes pale or white patches on the skin. Learn more about its causes, symptoms and treatment.