How do I manage my follicular adenoma thyroid nodules on a daily basis?

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Many thyroid adenomas do not necessitate any treatment, so you may not need to do anything. If your nodules are large or appear to be growing, your doctor may prescribe medications to slow the growth of tissue in the thyroid. If this is the case, you will need to take your medication regularly and follow your doctor's instructions. If nothing is done to treat your follicular adenoma thyroid nodules, be sure to see your doctor for a regular exam to monitor your condition.

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em also helps give your body the energy it needs to function properly. Endocrine glands secrete hormones into the bloodstream. Hormones are considered chemical messengers, coordinating your body by transferring information from one set of cells to another. Your endocrine system health can be affected by hormone imbalances resulting from impaired glands. A hormone imbalance can cause problems with bodily growth, sexual development, metabolism and other bodily functions. Endocrine system diseases or conditions include diabetes, growth disorders and osteoporosis.
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