Thursday, April 19, 2007

Underactive thyroid, the overactive thyroid, and thyroid nodules the three commom disease

The most accurate diagnostic tool for thyroid cancer is a biopsy. A sample of thyroid tissue is withdrawn and examined under a microscope and this tissue samples is drawn out through a needle. Underactive thyroid, the overactive thyroid, and thyroid nodules are the three most commom of thyroid problems. Underactive thyroid is where the gland is attacked by the body's immune system. Overactive thyroid releases excessive thyroid hormone into the bloodstream, resulting in hyperthyroidism using up more energy in the body rapidly. Thyroid Nodules begins where a small swelling or lumps in the thyroid gland.

Thyroid problems include inflammation, enlargement of the thyroid gland and leads to thyroid cancer. The symptom of thyroid cancer is a lump or nodule that can be felt in the neck and the lump is usually not painful and some may resulting in difficulty breathing or swallowing. The patients voice may become hoarse due to the lymph nodes become swollen and some patients may experience a tight or full feeling in the neck


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