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.
Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone. Learn about the symptoms, how it's diagnosed and treatment options.
Causes of thyroid problems
The common causes of thyroid problems include autoimmune disease, certain medical treatments and inflammation of the thyroid. Learn more here.
If your thyroid becomes overactive (hyperthyroidism) or underactive (hypothyroidism), you may experience a range of health problems. Learn more here.
Iodine deficiency is the most common cause of thyroid disease and can even cause brain damage in babies. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, women should take iodine supplements. Learn more here.
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.
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.
Menopause that happens earlier than the expected age of around 50 years is called premature or early menopause.
A goitre is an enlarged or swollen thyroid gland, the butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck.
This condition causes the thyroid gland in the neck to produce too much thyroid hormone, and can eventually lead to goitre and bulging eyes.