Slideshow: Thyroid Symptoms and Solutions

Reviewed by Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor on Thursday, June 20, 2013

Woman with thyroid problems holding her neck.

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A woman having difficulty buttoning her pants.

A woman’s profile showing a swollen thyroid.

A nurse checking a patient’s pulse.

A woman yawns while sitting at home.

Strands of hair on a hairbrush due to thyroid hair loss.

A woman changes the temperature on the thermostat.

Woman touching thyroid.

A woman trying on glasses at the optometrist.

Middle aged woman using an electric fan to cool down.

A doctor checks a woman’s thyroid for swelling and discomfort.

A woman does a thyroid neck check in the mirror.

A collection of blood test tubes.

Illustration of Hashimoto's disease shows white blood cells attacking the thyroid gland.

Illustration of the pituitary gland highlighted in a human brain.

An example of bulging eyes due to Graves' disease.

A scan shows a nodule in the thyroid gland.

Doctor discusses thyroid issues with a patient.

A woman takes pills from medication bottle.

A person holding a radioactive iodine container for hyperthyroid treatment.

Surgeons in an operating room.

Scintigram showing thyroid cancer.

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