Thyroid related conditions

There are a number of conditions that are more common in thyroid disease including carpal tunnel syndrome, mitral valve prolapse, depression and adrenal exhaustion.  Find important information about these related conditions here in an alphabetical format.

 Adrenal exhaustion

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Breast cancer can be associated with Thyroid Disease. At the University of Pisa, Italy, researchers found that there was a 6% higher incidence of breast cancer in patients with benign thyroid disease than in the control group. This shows the importance of yearly mammograms for thyroid patients.


Carpal tunnel syndrome: People with rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, or other metabolic conditions like thyroid disease may be more likely to develop carpal tunnel syndrome. These conditions affect the nerves directly, making them more vulnerable to compression. Pregnancy may also cause carpal tunnel syndrome but it usually resolves within a few months after delivery. More reliable info on Carpal tunnel syndrome.

Depression:  thyroid disease can affect your mood  if you have an underactive thyroid you may experience mild to severe depression due to depleted thyroid hormones. Read Depression, the Thyroid, and Hormones at WebMD.

Endocrine Causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Theodore C. Friedman and Camille Kimball

Graves disease  an autoimmune disease where the thyroid is overactive

High triglycerides - Hypothyroidism may be linked to high triglycerides which can lead to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

Hoffman's Syndrome Page  it is a rare form of hypothyroid myopathy, which causes proximal weakness and enlargement of muscles.

Hoffman's syndrome Pub Med links such as symptoms include muscle stiffness, pseudohypertrophy and hypothyroidism

Medullary Thyroid Cancer is one of the least common forms of thyroid cancer.

Menstrual Problems  Thyroid imbalance affects the function of the pituitary gland which regulates the ovaries which can cause abnormal menstrual periods ranging from loss of menstrual periods to heavy menstrual periods. Hypothyroidism can cause irregular menstrual periods, heavy menstrual periods, and even loss of menstrual periods.

Neuroenndocrinology, Genetics and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome By David J. RTorpy, MBBS, PHD, FRACP, University of Queensland, Australia

 Sjogren's Syndrome (pronounced show grins) is an auto immune disorder where the main tissues attacked are the sweat glands causing dryness. Symptoms, diagnosis, management, research, complications and support can be found at this link.

Thyroid Cancer information at Medicine Net


Vitiligo is associated with Multiple Autoimmune Diseases including thyroid disease. The group includes autoimmune thyroid disease, autoimmune diabetes in adults, psoriasis, pernicious anemia, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and Addison's disease.

 Endocrine glands in the human head and neck and their hormones

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REFERENCES: Medicine Net, Pub med, Better Health Channel, EndocrineWeb, American Thyroid Association,Wikipedia (diagrams and images)

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