How Much Do You Know About Thyroid Disease? (Quiz)

Take this quick quiz to find out how much you know about thyroid disease, who it affects most and more now.

January 09, 2018 | HF Healthy Living Team

Your thyroid gland is located at the base of your neck, below the Adam’s apple, and is the shape of a small butterfly. It produces thyroid hormones that help to control actions such as the burning of calories and the rate of your heartbeat. The hormones travel in the blood to all parts of your body, and all these functions make up your body’s metabolism.

Thyroid disease ranges in symptoms, depending on the type. It can be diagnosed with a blood test, a radioactive iodine uptake test, a thyroid scan or ultrasound, or a thyroid fine needle biopsy.

Take the quiz below to see how much you know about this common disease.

True or false? There are six different thyroid diseases.
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True or false? One in eight women will be affected by some type of thyroid disorder in her lifetime.
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What is the most common thyroid disease?
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True or false? Vitamin deficiencies can cause thyroid disease.
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What are common symptoms of hyperthyroidism?
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Which women are more at risk for thyroid disease?
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Sources
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https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/thyroid-disease

“Selenium and Thyroid Disease,” National Institutes of Health. January 31, 2017.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5307254/

“Iodine and Thyroid Function,” National Institutes of Health. March 31, 2014.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4049553/

“Vitamin D Deficiency and Its Association with Thyroid Disease,” National Institutes of Health. November 7, 2013.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3921055/

“Thyroid Disease,” Medline Plus. Accessed December 20, 2017.
https://medlineplus.gov/thyroiddiseases.html

“Thyroid Disease,” Women’s Health. February 6, 2017.
https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/thyroid-disease

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