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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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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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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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Iodine deficiency

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.

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Endocrine diseases

Follow the links on this page to find trusted information about endocrine diseases.

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Craniosynostosis

Craniosynostosis is a birth defect in which the seams (sutures) between the bones in a newborn baby's skull close too early. It can be treated.

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Goitre

A goitre is an enlarged or swollen thyroid gland, the butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck.

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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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Night sweats

Night sweats may be a sign of a medical condition or may be caused by a medication. Find out more about night sweats, common causes and treatments.

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Calcium blood test

A calcium test provides information about how much calcium is in your blood.

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