Thyroiditis Index

Featured: Thyroiditis Main Article

Thyroiditis is the inflammation of the thyroid gland. The inflamed thyroid gland can release an excess of thyroid hormones into the blood stream, resulting in a temporary hyperthyroid state. Some forms of thyroiditis can be diagnosed based on tenderness and enlargement of the thyroid gland. A thyroid scan sometimes is used in making the diagnosis. Thyroiditis can also be diagnosed with a biopsy of the thyroid gland.

Patient Discussions - Viewers share their comments

Medications

    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Hyperthyroidism Hyperthyroidism is an excess of thyroid hormone resulting from an overactive thyroid gland. Symptoms can include increased heart...learn more »
      In This Article
      Hyperthyroidism Article
      • Hyperthyroidism facts
      • What is hyperthyroidism?
      • What are the thyroid hormones?
      • Thyroid hormone regulation - the chain of command
      • What causes hyperthyroidism?
      • What are the symptoms of hyperthyroidism?
      • How is hyperthyroidism diagnosed?
      • How is hyperthyroidism treated?
      • What's best for you?
    • Hypothyroidism Hypothyroidism is any state in which thyroid hormone production is below normal. Normally, the rate of thyroid hormone...learn more »
      In This Article
      Hypothyroidism Article
      • Hypothyroidism facts
      • What is hypothyroidism?
      • What are the thyroid hormones?
      • Thyroid hormone regulation - the chain of command
      • What causes hypothyroidism?
      • What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?
      • How is hypothyroidism diagnosed?
      • How is hypothyroidism treated?
      • What is subclinical hypothyroidism?
      • What's best for you?
    • In This Article
      Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) Article
      • Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) definition
      • What are the causes of primary biliary cirrhosis?
      • What are the risk factors for primary biliary cirrhosis?
      • What are the signs and symptoms for primary biliary cirrhosis?
      • How is the diagnosis of primary biliary cirrhosis made?
      • What is the treatment for primary biliary cirrhosis?
      • What are the complications of primary biliary cirrhosis?
      • Can primary biliary cirrhosis be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for someone with primary biliary cirrhosis?
    • Hypothyroidism During Pregnancy Hypothyroidism during pregnancy can be treated with synthetic thyroid hormones to maintain the proper thyroid hormone balance....learn more »
      In This Article
      Hypothyroidism During Pregnancy Article
      • Hypothyroidism during pregnancy facts
      • Introduction
      • What is the thyroid gland?
      • What happens with thyroid disease?
      • How is hypothyroidism treated during pregnancy?
      • What are the consequences of hypothyroidism during pregnancy?
      • How early does the mother's thyroid hormone affect the unborn baby?
      • What can be done to avoid the consequences of hypothyroidism in pregnancy?
    • 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 »
      In This Article
      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?
      • Conclusions
    • Thyroid Disorders There are several types of thyroid disorders including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, goiters, thyroid nodules, and thyroid...learn more »
      In This Article
      Thyroid Disorders Article
      • What are thyroid disorders?
      • What are the specific kinds of thyroid disorders?
      • Hypothyroidism
      • Hyperthyroidism
      • Goiter
      • Thyroid nodules
      • Thyroid cancer
      • How are thyroid disorders diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for thyroid disorders?
      • Thyroid medications
      • Thyroid surgery
      • What is the outlook for thyroid disorders?

Related FAQs, Doctor's & Expert's Views

Procedures & Tests

Health News

Health Features

Tools & References


Terms related to Thyroiditis:

  • Postpartum Thyroiditis
  • Silent Thyroiditis
  • Subacute Thyroiditis
  • Thyroiditis, Postpartum
  • Thyroiditis, Silent
  • Thyroiditis, Subacute