One in eight women will develop thyroid problems during her lifetime

Your thyroid produces thyroid hormone, which controls many activities in your body, including how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats. Diseases of the thyroid cause it to make either too much or too little of the hormone. Depending on how much or how little hormone your thyroid makes, you may often feel restless or tired, or you may lose or gain weight. Women are more likely than men to have thyroid diseases, especially right after pregnancy and after menopause.


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What causes a Goiter?

Iodine deficiency - by not getting enough iodine through the foods you eat. Graves' disease - This autoimmune disorder causes hyperthyroidism. Hashimoto's disease - The pituitary gland, which controls your thyroid, stimulates the thyroid to produce more hormones, making the thyroid swell. Thyroid nodules - Nodules are overgrowths of tissue that may overproduce thyroid hormone. Thyroiditis - This condition is an inflammation of the cells in the thyroid. Thyroid cancer - Cancerous cells may grow in nodules on the thyroid.

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What are the Thyroid Cancer Symptoms?

Some thyroid cancer signs and symptoms include a hoarse voice, neck pain, and enlarged lymph nodes. The bottom line is that most thyroid cancers are papillary thyroid cancer, and this is one of the most curable cancers of all cancers. Treated correctly, the cure rate is extremely high.

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