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Comprehensive Information, Resources, and Support on Hyperthyroidism
Thyroid pain is any discomfort or pain that originates from your thyroid gland due to problems and diseases within the thyroid gland. Thyroid tumors or thyroid cancer can cause severe and unbearable pain around the neck or other locations depending on where the cancer has spread to from the gland.
Availability of a wide range of blood tests to confirm and rule out the possibility of hyperthyroidism has made diagnosis more easy and accurate. These diagnostic tests give results in a day or two. The level of the thyroid hormones is measured in blood in some of these tests.
Thyroid hormone is an important hormone that plays a significant role in metabolism. Hyperthyroidism may be present with significant symptoms. Since overactive thyroid gland increases the metabolism, many individuals initially have a lot of energy. However, as the body tends to break down, feeling lethargic is quite common.
Hyperthyroidism is caused by many reasons. Most commonly, the entire thyroid gland is overproducing thyroid hormone. But sometimes, only a single nodule (part of the thyroid gland) is responsible for the over secretion of hormone. The nodule working abnormally is called as “hot nodule”.
The term hyperthyroidism refers to any condition in which the body produces more than required amount of thyroid hormone. In other words, the thyroid gland is overactive and functioning abnormally. Another term that you might hear for this problem is thyrotoxicosis, which refers to high thyroid hormone levels in the bloodstream, irrespective of their source.