Thyroid Problems (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
Thyroid Problems Prevention
There is no known way to prevent hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. In the United States, iodine deficiency is rare, so there is no way to prevent goiter or thyroid nodules. It is not recommended that a person take extra iodine. Instead, there is plenty of iodine in an adult multiple vitamin supplement if it contains iodine. Read the ingredient label to make sure the vitamin contains iodine.
Radiation will induce both benign and malignant thyroid nodules. Individuals should avoid excess radiation or unnecessary CT scans of the head and neck and use a "thyroid shield" when dental X-rays are performed.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/16/2012
Must Read Articles Related to Thyroid Problems
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Thyroid Problems:
Thyroid Problems - Treatment
What was the treatment for your thyroid problems?
Thyroid Disease - Symptoms
What were the signs and symptoms of your thyroid disease?
Thyroid Disease - Describe Your Experience
Please describe your experience with thyroid disease.