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Thyroid Disorders

A Thyroid Disease is a medical condition impairing the function of the thyroid. AImbalance in production of thyroid hormones arises from dysfunction of the thyroid gland itself, the pituitary gland, which produces thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), or the hypothalamus, which regulates the pituitary gland via thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH). Concentrations of TSH increase with age, requiring age-corrected tests. Hypothyroidism affects between three and ten percent of adults, with incidence higher in women and the elderly.

 

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thyroid_disease

 

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