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What Treatments Are Available for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?

Our thyroid plays a vital role in our everyday life and wellbeing. When this endocrine gland is compromised by disease or injury, the affected person can suffer from serious and debilitating effects that compromise both personal and professional life. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is among the leading causes of hypothyroidism in the United States, with women in particular having a higher likelihood of suffering from 
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What is a Thyroid Nodule?

A thyroid nodule is a growth or lump that occurs on the thyroid gland at the base of the neck. A nodule often isn’t noticeable, and most people do not experience any symptoms. Typically, these growths are benign, but occasionally they are cancerous and must be treated. Doctors commonly examine the thyroid as part of 
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Symptoms of Grave’s Disease

Grave’s Disease is one of the most common causes of hyperthyroidism. Individuals with Grave’s Disease have an increase in antibodies that hinder thyroid function, mainly causing it to work too hard and produce an overabundance of the thyroid stimulating hormone or TSH. The thyroid specialists and surgeons at La Peer Health Systems are among the 
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Thyroid Cancer Rates Rise in Youth after Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

In March 2011, the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant was hit by a tsunami triggered by a tremendous earthquake off the coast of Japan. The damage caused by the tsunami created numerous equipment failures that resulted in a loss of coolant for the nuclear reactors that instigated a meltdown. This meltdown released a significant amount of 
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Thyroid Surgery

The world-renowned head and neck surgeons at the Thyroid Surgery Center of Excellence specialize in performing minimally invasive thyroid surgery and thyroidectomy. No matter the thyroid procedure, our surgeons pride themselves on providing the highest quality of patient care using the most cutting-edge surgical techniques. There are a variety of thyroid conditions that could necessitate 
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Higher Risk of Hashimoto’s in Diabetic Patients

Did you know that if you are living with Type 1 Diabetes you might be at an increased risk of developing Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis? Sometimes referred to as “sister diseases,” these two autoimmune disorders often go hand in hand with symptoms of one masking as symptoms of the other. If you suffer from Type 1 diabetes, 
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