The thyroid is one of the largest endocrine glands in the body. This gland is found in the neck below the mouth (see number 3 in the picture on the right). The thyroid controls how quickly the body burns energy, makes proteins, and how sensitive the body should be to other hormones.
Diseases[change | edit source]
Hyper- and hypofunction (affects about 2% of the population)[change | edit source]
- Hypothyroidism (underactivity) - Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone.
- Hyperthyroidism (overactivity)
Anatomical problems[change | edit source]
Tumors[change | edit source]
- Thyroid adenoma
- Thyroid cancer
- Lymphomas and metastasis from elsewhere (rare)
Deficiencies[change | edit source]
Additional images[change | edit source]
Other pages[change | edit source]
Other websites[change | edit source]
- American Thyroid Association (Thyroid Information and professional organization)
- New Management Guidelines for Patients with Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer from the American Thyroid Association Taskforce.
- Thyroid Disease Manager (free online textbook)
- Thyroid Disease (Nuclear Medicine Information)
- The Thyroid Foundation of America (Education about Thyroid Disease)
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