One out of every eight women between the ages of 35 and 65 suffers from some type of thyroid disease-among which, the most common is the slow thyroid. Nutrient deficiencies such as Iodine, Selenium, Calcium, and Iron can damage thyroid function, as well as exposure to chemicals that replace Iodine, such as Bromide, Fluoride, and Chloride. Treatment for your thyroid condition depends on the type of thyroid problem, whether it is hyperactive, sub-active, enlarged or cancerous. Here is an overview of the different treatments for thyroid conditions. Because the symptoms are so variable and unspecific, the only way to ascertain whether you have hypothyroidism or not, is to have a laboratory test that will measure the thyroid hormones in your blood.