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Take the Thyroid Quiz

The thyroid is a gland that controls key functions of your body. It is a small organ in the front of the neck. It’s shaped a bit like a butterfly. The gland makes thyroid hormones. These hormones help to maintain your body’s production of energy. This is known as your metabolism. Diseases of the thyroid gland can affect nearly every organ in your body and harm your health.

1. The most common thyroid disorder is:
2. Hypothyroidism caused by Hashimoto's thyroiditis is much more common in women than in men.
3. One of the symptoms of hypothyroidism is:
4. The symptoms of hypothyroidism may be difficult to detect, so the condition can best be diagnosed with:
5. In women, hypothyroidism can affect pregnancy by:
6. A person with untreated hypothyroidism may also have:
7. How is hypothyroidism treated?
Online Medical Reviewer: Hurd, Robert, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Pierce-Smith, Daphne, RN, MSN, CCRC
Online Medical Reviewer: Turley, Kenny, PA-C
Date Last Reviewed: 2/1/2019