Thyriod Disorders and Treatment
The metabolic rate of most of your body's organs is determined by thyroid. Normally, when thyroid hormone levels in the body are high, they will "switch off" the production of TSH, which in turn stops the thyroid from making more T4 and T3 .Problems occur when the thyroid gland becomes either underactive (hypothyroidism) or overactive (hyperthyroidism). Thyroid problems are more common in women than men. Cancer may also develop in the thyroid gland. The most common cause of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition where the body makes antibodies that destroy parts of the thyroid gland. Thyroid hormone production can be suppressed or halted completely by a variety of treatments available which are used for treating thyroid-related conditions.