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Thyroid Problems Topic Guide

Thyroid Problems Thyroid Problems: Diseases of the thyroid gland can lead to: Causes of hypothyroidism include
  • tissue loss,
  • antibodies,
  • present from birth,
  • defects in the production of thyroid hormone production, and
  • medications.
Causes of hyperthyroidism include
  • Grave's disease,
  • goiter,
  • thyroiditis,
  • adenoma, or
  • medications.
Symptoms of both diseases range from Treatment depends upon the thyroid condition.

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Thyroid Problems Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

liothyronine Liothyronine

Liothyronine is a man-made form of a hormone that is normally produced by your thyroid gland to regulate the body's energy and metabolism. Liothyronine is gi...learn more »

thyroid (desiccated) Thyroid (desiccated)

Desiccated (dried) thyroid is a combination of hormones that are normally produced by your thyroid gland to regulate the body's energy and metabolism. Desicc...learn more »

propylthiouracil Propylthiouracil

Propylthiouracil is used to treat hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), Graves' disease, or toxic goiter (enlarged thyroid). This medicine is sometimes give...learn more »

methimazole Methimazole

Methimazole prevents the thyroid gland from producing too much thyroid hormone...learn more »

levothyroxine Levothyroxine

Levothyroxine is a replacement for a hormone normally produced by your thyroid gland to regulate the body's energy and metabolism. Levothyroxine is given whe...learn more »