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.

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.

Hyperthyroidism – 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.