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What are the Different Types of Thyroid Disease?

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In a small group of patients, the thyroid nodule is cancerous. The treatment for a thyroid nodule will depend if the nodule is benign, malignant or causes hyperthyroidism.


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Reviewed January 26, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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Thyroid is the most important function in the body and all these diseases or having hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism their is just one thing to it that the thyroid needs. IODINE. Many doctors today are saying that thyroid and Iodine together are very important because iodine builds thyroid hormone as the thyroid needs. They even have treated cancer patients by giving them the amount of iodine the body needs. Their are lots of information on how iodine is important and generally no one really focus on iodine which should.


January 30, 2012 - 7:45pm

Thyroid cancer is the cancer that is increasing the fastest in cases. It also like hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism affects women more than men with a ratio of 3 to 1. Why the numbers are on the rise is not definite. It may be because of the advanced technology for detection, or may be the changes in the environment (pollution and chemicals). The environmental changes affect the food chain dramatically.

January 30, 2012 - 5:31pm

Hypoerthyroid and Hypothyroid are more common especially in women. With today study many thyroid specialists are saying that if thyroid blood testing are normal means you are definitely defficient in iodine.

It is said that thyroid and iodine together are the most important role in the body and as the body have enough amount of iodine the thyroid works strong and you won't have a sluggish thyroid causing you feeling weak, fatigue or lack of energy. Sluggish thyroid definitely makes you weak.

When you are at your doctor office it is best to talk about iodine levels and be sure about this. They call it Iodine loading test the test is done through urine.


January 26, 2012 - 6:33pm
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