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What Causes Thyroid Disorders? 

The many causes of thyroid disorders include:

  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Viral and bacterial inflammation causing thyroiditis (subacute thyroiditis)
  • Familial Disorders
  • Nodules which have formed on the Thyroid Gland
  • Benign and Malignant (cancer) tumours on the Thyroid Gland

Are Thyroid Disorders Common?

  • Ten times more women than men worldwide will be diagnosed with some form of thyroid disorder.
  • Thyroid disorders, especially hypothyroidism - or an underactive thyroid, becomes more common as we grow older.  
  • Iodine Deficiency has re-emerged in Australia and we can expect more people to suffer from swelling and enlargement of the thyroid gland, also know as a 'Goitre'.  

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