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Hormones are needed for the body to function well. Here you can read about what symptoms you can get if you have too much or too little hormone. There is also information about when and where to seek care.

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Turner’s syndrome

Turner's syndrome is due to the lack of a small portion of the genetic mass. This means, among other things, that the baby grows slower than expected and that the ovaries do not function properly. The heart can also be affected, sometimes severely. But the symptoms vary and can be variously strong. The treatment depends on the symptoms and often consists of hormones.

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Hypothyroidism – deficiency of thyroid hormone

The thyroid gland sits on the front of the throat and produces hormones that affect almost all of the body's functions. If the thyroid gland produces too little hormones, you may get hypothyroidism. Then you get low metabolism and the body goes at low rpm. You may also get hypothyroidism after the thyroid gland is removed.

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Congenital deficiency of thyroid hormone

Congenital deficiency of thyroid hormone is an uncommon disease found in about one in three thousand newborn babies. It is also called congenital hypothyroidism. By discovering the disease early, the child can receive treatment before they get symptoms.

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Thyroiditis

The thyroid gland sits on the front of the neck and forms the hormone that controls the body's metabolism. Viruses or bacteria can cause inflammation of the thyroid gland. If you get thyroid inflammation, you may need treatment with medicines, for example, against the inflammation.

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The Struma – enlarged thyroid gland

Struma is a collective name for all forms of enlarged thyroid gland. The thyroid gland sits on the front of the throat and produces hormone that controls the metabolism. There may be several reasons for the thyroid enlargement. For example, it may be due to a tubercle, iodine deficiency or that the thyroid gland is inflamed.

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Hyperthyroidism – the excess of thyroid hormone

The thyroid gland sits on the front of the throat and produces hormones that affect almost all of the body's functions and control the metabolism. If the thyroid gland produces too much hormones, you get hyperthyroidism. Then the metabolism increases and the body goes high. The disease can be treated with drugs, radioactive iodine or with surgery.

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PMS and PMDS

Your mood may change the days before you get menstrual if you have PMS, premenstrual syndrome. You may also get sore breasts or feel swollen in the body.

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Menopausal

Menopause is experienced in different ways from person to person. Most people feel some kind of discomfort associated with menopause. It can be light or more difficult. Some feel as usual during menopause.

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Addison’s disease

In Addison's disease, you are deficient in the hormones cortisol and aldosterone. Common symptoms include fatigue and stomach pain. The disease does not pass, but with treatment you can usually live as you did before you became ill. The treatment consists of drugs that replace the hormones.