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Diseases » Thyroid disorders » Summary
 

What is Thyroid disorders?

What is Thyroid disorders?

Thyroid disorders are common disorders of the thyroid gland. Thyroid disorders include such diseases and conditions as Graves' disease, thyroid ...more »

  • Thyroid disorders: Any disorder of the thyroid gland.

Thyroid disorders: Introduction

Types of Thyroid disorders:

Types of Thyroid disorders:

Broader types of Thyroid disorders:

How many people get Thyroid disorders?

Prevalance of Thyroid disorders: 20 million Americans (NWHIC)
Prevalance Rate of Thyroid disorders: approx 1 in 13 or 7.35% or 20 million people in USA [about data]
Undiagnosed prevalence of Thyroid disorders: about 13 million (based on estimates from the AACE, as reported by Reader's Digest 1; estimated 8 million people (American Medical Women's Association)
Undiagnosed prevalence rate of Thyroid disorders: approx 1 in 20 or 4.78% or 13 million people in USA [about data]
Lifetime risk of Thyroid disorders: 1 in 8 women during their lifetime in the US (American Medical Women’s Association); 1 in 8 for women (NWHIC)
Prevalance of Thyroid disorders: About 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, including many who may not be aware of their condition. (Source: excerpt from Thyroid Disease: NWHIC)

Who gets Thyroid disorders?

Gender Profile for Thyroid disorders: More common in women.

Gender Profile for Thyroid disorders: It is more common in women than men. (Source: excerpt from Thyroid Disease: NWHIC)

How serious is Thyroid disorders?

Complications of Thyroid disorders: see complications of Thyroid disorders

What causes Thyroid disorders?

Causes of Thyroid disorders: see causes of Thyroid disorders
Risk factors for Thyroid disorders: see risk factors for Thyroid disorders

What are the symptoms of Thyroid disorders?

Symptoms of Thyroid disorders: see symptoms of Thyroid disorders

Complications of Thyroid disorders: see complications of Thyroid disorders

Thyroid disorders: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Thyroid disorders.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Thyroid disorders.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Thyroid disorders: Endocrinologist, Family Practice Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Thyroid disorders.
Treatments for Thyroid disorders: see treatments for Thyroid disorders
Research for Thyroid disorders: see research for Thyroid disorders

Society issues for Thyroid disorders


Hospitalization statistics for Thyroid disorders: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Thyroid disorders:

  • 0.09% (11,469) of hospital episodes were for thyroid gland disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 91% of hospital consultations for thyroid gland disorders required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 20% of hospital episodes for thyroid gland disorders were for thyroid gland disorders men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 80% of hospital episodes for thyroid gland disorders were for thyroid gland disorders women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 19% of hospital admissions for thyroid gland disorders required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for thyroid gland disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for thyroid gland disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Thyroid disorders:

Organs and body systems related to Thyroid disorders include:

Name and Aliases of Thyroid disorders

Main name of condition: Thyroid disorders

Other names or spellings for Thyroid disorders:

Thyroid condition, Thyroid conditions, Thyroid problems, Thyroid gland disorders

Thyroid disorders: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Thyroid disorders:



Footnotes:
1. Reader's Digest, February 2004, "10 Diseases Doctors Miss", page 120
 

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