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By October 28, 2012

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Sometimes it's useful to highlight some of the essential content here at the About.com Thyroid site that covers the thyroid basics and answers your fundamental thyroid questions. Take a look:

  • Thyroid Disease 101 -- What is the thyroid? Where is it located? What diseases affect the thyroid? What are the treatments? Common side issues? And how do you stay informed? I've covered it all in Thyroid Disease 101: The Basics.

  • Thyroid Disease Symptoms and Risk Factors -- What factors put you at higher risk of developing thyroid disease? What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism? Hyperthyroidism? Autoimmune thyroid disease? Goiter? Nodules? Thyroid cancer? Thyroiditis? This article takes a look at these basic questions.

  • Thyroid Testing and Diagnosis -- Diagnosing thyroid disease is a process that can incorporate numerous factors. Learn more about what is involved in a clinical thyroid exam, the various blood tests used to diagnose a thyroid condition, imaging tests like ultrasound and MRIs, thyroid biopsies, and other tests.

  • Thyroid Diet and Weight Loss Information Center -- Losing weight can be a particular challenge for thyroid patients. And for some people, difficulty losing weight -- or unexplained weight gain -- may be the first sign that lets them know they even have a thyroid condition in the first place. Are you a thyroid patient struggling to lose weight? Or do you suspect a thyroid condition may be sabotaging your diet efforts? The Thyroid Diet and Weight Loss Information Center has articles, resources and tools to help you.

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  • Comments
    April 9, 2013 at 9:03 pm
    (1) Jan Hayes says:

    Is there something that can be done to shrink several nodules on right side and one on left side. I do not wish to have surgery.
    Have been biopsied twice and no cancer detected. Have ultrasound every 6 months and rt side grew slightly but nothing lately.

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