Thyroid Disorders

Hyperthyroidism (Overactive Thyroid)

Too much of thyroid hormones by the thyroid is recognised by the pituitary gland, resulting in a reduction in TSH levels respectively.

Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)

Too little of thyroid hormones by the thyroid is recognised by the pituitary gland, resulting in a increase in TSH levels respectively.

Thyroid Nodules

The term thyroid nodule refers to an abnormal overgrowth of cells in the thyroid gland, which causes a lump in the thyroid.

Thyroiditis

The term “thyroiditis” refers to inflammation of the thyroid gland.  The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that is located centrally in the neck, just above the collarbones and below w the larynx (voicebox).