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There are several types of thyroid disorders including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, goiters, thyroid nodules, and thyroid cancer. Symptoms vary by condition. Diagnosis is made with blood tests, scans, ultrasound, or biopsy. Treatments depend on the disorder and can include medication or surgery.

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      • What is myxedema coma?
      • Who is affected by myxedema coma?
      • What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?
      • What causes myxedema coma?
      • What are triggers of myxedema coma?
      • What are the symptoms of myxedema coma?
      • How is myxedema coma diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for myxedema coma?
      • How can myxedema coma be prevented?
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      • What Is dilated cardiomyopathy?
      • What are the symptoms of Dilated Cardiomyopathy?
      • What causes Dilated Cardiomyopathy?
      • How is Dilated Cardiomyopathy diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for Dilated Cardiomyopathy?
      • What surgeries are used to treat Dilated Cardiomyopathy?
    • Thyroid Nodules Thyroid nodules are the most common endocrine problem in the United States. The term "thyroid nodule" refers to any abnormal...learn more »
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      Thyroid Nodules Article
      • Thyroid nodules facts
      • Introduction to thyroid nodules
      • What is the prevalence of thyroid nodules and cancer?
      • What are the symptoms of thyroid nodules?
      • What are the types of thyroid nodules?
      • What is a goiter?
      • How are thyroid nodules diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for thyroid nodules?
    • Hashimoto's Thyroiditis Hashimoto's thyroiditis is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the US. This conditions is caused by inflammation of the...learn more »
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      Hashimoto's Thyroiditis Article
      • Introduction to Hashimoto's thyroiditis
      • What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis?
      • What are the symptoms of Hashimoto's thyroiditis?
      • How is Hashimoto's thyroiditis diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment of Hashimoto's thyroiditis?
      • Should I be concerned if I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis and want to become pregnant?
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      • Dry skin facts
      • What is dry skin?
      • What causes dry skin?
      • What are signs and symptoms of dry skin?
      • How is dry skin diagnosed?
      • Does dry skin cause winter itch?
      • Do genetics play a role in dry skin?
      • What medical conditions cause dry skin?
      • Do any medications cause dry skin?
      • What is the treatment for dry skin?
      • What are possible complications of dry skin?
      • What are some home remedies for dry skin?
      • How can dry skin be prevented?
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      • Graves' disease facts*
      • What is Graves' disease?
      • What are the symptoms of Graves' disease?
      • Who gets Graves' disease?
      • What causes Graves' disease?
      • How do I find out if I have Graves' disease?
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      • What could happen if Graves' disease is not treated?
      • Does pregnancy affect the thyroid?
      • Do I need a thyroid test if I become pregnant?
      • I have Graves' disease and want to have a baby. What should I do before I try to become pregnant?
      • How is Graves' disease managed during pregnancy?
      • Can I breastfeed if I am taking antithyroid medicine for Graves' disease?
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