Euthyroid Sick Syndrome
Normal Thyroid Gland

Euthyroid Sick Syndrome

  • Reading time:1 mins read

Euthyroid sick syndrome is not very well understood. It is a condition where TSH and T3/T4 levels are low, but there is no underlying pathology of the thyroid. These test…

Continue Reading Euthyroid Sick Syndrome
Goitre
Image modified from original images taken from SMART by Servier Medical Art by Servier and is licensed under a Thyroid gland. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

Goitre

  • Reading time:2 mins read

Introduction Goitre refers to an enlarged palpable thyroid gland, which moves on swallowing. It may be a benign disorder but is also associated with several thyroid diseases, including iodine deficiency (common…

Continue Reading Goitre

Hyperthyroidism (Thyrotoxicosis)

  • Reading time:19 mins read

Introduction Thyrotoxicosis is the state produced by excessive thyroid hormone. It is not strictly the same thing as hyperthyroidism, as thyrotoxicosis can exist without hyperthyroidism being present – for example…

Continue Reading Hyperthyroidism (Thyrotoxicosis)

Hypothyroidism

  • Reading time:18 mins read

Introduction Hypothyroidism (aka myxoedema) is a common disorder which presents most frequently in women and the elderly. It can usually be managed in primary care without the need for specialist…

Continue Reading Hypothyroidism