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Thyroid disease

Also known as Thyroid Disorder and Thyroid Gland Disorder

A thyroid disease is a medical condition impairing the function of the thyroid.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with thyroid disease, 19% report having neck mass, 14% report having difficulty in swallowing, and 6% report having lump in throat. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of thyroid disease are neck mass and lump in throat, although you may still have thyroid disease without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with thyroid disease often receive hematologic tests, ultrasonography, lipid panel, psychotherapy, mental health counseling, hemoglobin a1c measurement, examination of breast and other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation) .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with thyroid disease include thyroxine (synthroid), hydrochlorothiazide / irbesartan, thyroid (usp) (armour thyroid), captopril, triiodothyronine (cytomel), paliperidone (invega), calcium-vitamin d, calcitriol, bisoprolol / hydrochlorothiazide, norfloxacin, cinnamon preparation, ferrous gluconate and turmeric extract .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for thyroid disease include age 60-74 years sex == female.

Age

< 1 years
0.2x
1-4 years
0.1x
5-14 years
0.1x
15-29 years
0.5x
30-44 years
1.2x
45-59 years
1.4x
60-74 years
1.8x
75+ years
1.2x

Sex

Male
0.3x
Female
1.5x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.0x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
1.0x
Other
1.5x
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