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Hyperthyroidism

Trusted information about hyperthyroidism, including what it is, the common signs and symptoms, and treatment options.

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Thyroid function tests

Thyroid function tests are used to check for a number of thyroid problems. The tests usually include thyroid stimulating hormones (THSs) T4 and T3.

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Graves' disease

This condition causes the thyroid gland in the neck to produce too much thyroid hormone, and can eventually lead to goitre and bulging eyes.

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Complications of thyroid problems

Thyroid problems can lead to many complications – like heart failure, nerve damage or infertility. Learn about the consequences of not treating these problems.

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Total thyroidectomy (for thyrotoxicosis)

The thyroid is a gland in your neck that produces a hormone called thyroxine, which regulates your body's metabolism. The thyroid can become overactive, causing weight loss, sweatiness and eye problems.

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Sub-total thyroidectomy (for thyrotoxicosis)

A thyroidectomy removes the gland that regulates your body's metabolism if it becomes overactive, causing weight-loss, sweatiness or eye problems.

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Thyroid problems

If your thyroid becomes overactive (hyperthyroidism) or underactive (hypothyroidism), you may experience a range of health problems. Learn more here.

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Thyroid gland

The thyroid is a soft bow-shaped gland which sits in the front of the neck, just below the Adam’s apple. Learn more about what they do and medical conditions related to them.

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Causes of thyroid problems

The common causes of thyroid problems include autoimmune disease, certain medical treatments and inflammation of the thyroid. Learn more here.

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Thyroidectomy

A thyroidectomy is the removal of all or part of the thyroid gland. It may be used to treat thyroid cancer or an enlarged or overactive thyroid.

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Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone. Learn about the common symptoms, how to get diagnosed, and treatment options.

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