Overview

Your thyroid is a gland found in your neck just below your Adam's apple. It secretes hormones that help regulate bodily functions, including metabolism, the process that turns food into energy. It also regulates heart rate, respiration, di[read article]

Tests for Goiter

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A TSH test is used to measure the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. It will help your doctor determine if you need medication to treat hype...  More
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Your thyroid produces a hormone, thyroxine , which is known as T4. This hormone plays a role in several of your body's functions, including growth and metaboli...  More
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A thyroid scan is a procedure that uses nuclear medicine imaging to evaluate the way your thyroid functions. Your thyroid is the gland that controls your body'...  More
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An ultrasound is a painless procedure. It uses sound waves to make images of the inside of your body. A doctor uses an ultrasound to obtain images of a fetus during...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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The thyroid is a small gland, shaped like a butterfly, which is located in the lower-front part of your neck. Your doctor can feel your thyroid by pressing his or h...  More
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Thyroglobulin Test
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While training for the Olympic games, track star Gail Devers began to suffer from a number of mysterious symptoms: weight loss, dry skin and fatigue. She lived...  More
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In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of t...  More
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In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of t...  More
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An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that use...  More
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Your thyroid gland is situated in the neck just below the Adam's apple. The thyroid creates proteins and controls how your body uses energy and your body'...  More
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The thyroid is an important organ in your endocrine system that releases hormones that regulate many of the functions in your body. The thyroid gland is found at th...  More
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Medical Procedures for Goiter

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Radioactive Iodine Therapy with Iodine -131
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Surgical Procedures for Goiter

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The thyroid is a small gland, shaped something like a butterfly. It is located in the lower front part of the neck, just below the voice box. The thyroid produces h...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Goiter

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LEVOTHYROXINE (lee voe thye ROX een) is a thyroid hormone. This medicine can improve symptoms of thyroid deficiency such as slow speech, lack of energy, weight gain...  More
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METHIMAZOLE (meth IM a zole) prevents the thyroid gland from producing too much thyroid hormone. It is used to treat a condition known as hyperthyroidism.  More
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PROPYLTHIOURACIL (PTU) (proe pill thye oh YOOR a sill) lowers the amount of thyroid hormone made by the thyroid gland. It treats hyperthyroidism (where the thyroid ...  More
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PROPRANOLOL (proe PRAN oh lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat...  More
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ATENOLOL (a TEN oh lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high b...  More
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TOSITUMOMAB (TOE sih too MOE mab) is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine allows radiation to target specific kinds of white blood cells. It is used to treat non-Hodg...  More
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LIOTHYRONINE (lye oh THYE roe neen) is a thyroid hormone. This medicine can improve symptoms of thyroid deficiency such as slow speech, lack of energy, weight gain,...  More
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Self Care for Goiter

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Observation
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Herbs and Supplements for Goiter What's this?

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Iodine is an element (atomic number 53) that is required by humans for the synthesis of thyroid hormones (triiodothyronine/T3 and thyroxine/T4). Chronic iodine defi...  More
Efficacy Grade A
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Fucus vesiculosus is a brown seaweed that grows on the northern coasts of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and the North and Baltic seas. Its name is sometimes used ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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