Disorders of the Thyroid Gland

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Disorders of the Thyroid Gland

The disorders of the thyroid gland may be broadly categorized based on new tissue growth (neoplasms), autoimmune mechanisms, and levels of hormone production.
Neoplasms
Thyroid cancer
Goiter
Nodules
Autoimmunity
Graves’ Disease
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
Other autoimmune disorders
Insufficiency
Primary hypothyroidism
Secondary hypothyroidism
Hyperproduction
Primary hyperthyroidism
Secondary hyperthyroidism
Each of these conditions will be discussed in greater detail.