The thyroid gland is a small gland located in the front of the neck below the larynx (Adam's apple). The thyroid produces hormones which regulate metabolism.
Below are diseases & conditions associated with the thyroid.
||Condition in which the thyroid produces too much thyroid hormone.
| • Graves’ Disease
||Autoimmune disease caused by an overactive thyroid gland.
| • Subacute Thyroiditis
||Inflammation of the thyroid gland which usually occurs after an upper respiratory.
| • Toxic Adenoma
||Benign tumor of the thyroid gland.
| • Postpartum Thyroiditis
||A painless inflammation of the thyroid gland that can occur in the mother after delivery.
||Condition in which the thyroid produces low levels of thyroid hormone.
| • Hashimotos Thyroiditis
||Disease that develops when the immune system makes antibodies that attack and eventually destroy the thyroid gland.
| • Thyroid and Pregnancy
||Thyroid disorder occurring around or during pregnancy. Most common is hypothyroidism.
||Cancer in the thyroid gland.
| • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
||Cancer of the follicular cells in thyroid tissue.
| • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
||Cancer of the follicular cells in the thyroid.
| • Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
||Cancer in which the malignant nodules compress the surrounding neck tissues.
| • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
||Cancer of the parafollicular cells (C cells) of the thyroid.
||Enlargement of the thyroid gland.
||Abnormal benign growths which form a lump in the thyroid gland.