Thyroid disease

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Thyroid disease refer to a number of medical conditions that affects the function of the thyroid gland, and can include hyperthyroidism (excess thyroid hormone), hypothyroidism (insufficient hormone), goiter, and thyroid cancer, as well autoimmune thyroid diseases such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis or Graves' disease.[1]

Typically, hypothyroidism is ruled out before the diagnosis of myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome is given. However, there is some evidence to suggest a subset of ME/CFS patients may have subtler thyroid hormone issues.[citation needed][2]

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  1. "Thyroid Information". American Thyroid Association. Retrieved May 5, 2019.
  2. Ruiz-Núñez, Begoña; Tarasse, Rabab; Vogelaar, Emar F.; Janneke Dijck-Brouwer, D.A.; Muskiet, Frits A. J. (2018). "Higher Prevalence of "Low T3 Syndrome" in Patients With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Case–Control Study". Frontiers in Endocrinology. 9. doi:10.3389/fendo.2018.00097. ISSN 1664-2392.