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Q:Women are more likely than men to have a thyroid imbalance. True or False?
Q:Where is the thyroid gland located?
A:The thyroid gland is located below the Adam's apple in the lower part of the neck and wraps around the windpipe (trachea).
Q:The thyroid produces hormones that regulate what bodily function?
A:The thyroid produces hormones that regulate metabolism.
Q:Weight loss, rapid heart rate, and heat sensitivity are likely symptoms of what thyroid condition?
A:Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid).
Q:An abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland is called a goiter. True or False?
Q:Symptoms such as very high body temperature, rapid heartbeat, and shortness of breath describe what thyroid condition?
Q:Which is more common? Hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism?
A:Hypothyroidism is much more common than hyperthyroidism.
Q:Thyroid disorders are sometimes mistaken for which disease or condition?
A:In some women, symptoms related to thyroid disorders may be mistaken for those of menopause.
Q:Once over the age of 35, thyroid function screening should take place and regular intervals of how many years?
A:All adults older than 35 should be screened for thyroid disease every 5 years by simple blood tests.
Q:How does radioactive iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism leave the body?
Q:In most people, one radioactive iodine treatment will cure hyperthyroidism. True or False?
Q:The study of thyroid diseases falls under which branch of medicine?
A:The study of disease and conditions of the thyroid fall under the branch of medicine referred to as endocrinology.
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