Dr. VarunKumar

Treatment for Thyroid

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What is Thyroid?

The thyroid is a small, these glands shaped like a butterfly, resided at the middle of the neck. Thyroids produce the hormones which are responsible for the body’s metabolism. When too many hormones produced by the thyroid, the body starts using energy faster than normal. This arises hyperthyroidism. This is less common in men. When thyroid starts producing less hormones than normal, arises hypothyroidism. There different conditions that cause thyroid. Thyroiditis disorder Hashimoto’s disorder, Postpartum disorder, Graves disorder, nodules, and goiter.

People of all ages can get thyroid diseases. Thyroid disease is not a major problem if it diagnosed and treated as early as possible. Treatment for Thyroid with the right doctor at the right stage may avoid further risks.

Symptoms

Hypothyroidism:

  • Weight gain
  • Weakness
  • Heavy, frequent menstrual periods
  • Rough/Hoarse voice
  • Dry skin and hair
  • More sensitive to cold
  • Coma
  • Low memory

Hyperthyroidism:

  • Nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Muscles weakness
  • Weight loss
  • Thin skin/ brittle nail and hair
  • Eye irritation
  • Sensitive to heat
  • Disturbance in sleep

Treatment

A doctor will suggest a Blood test to measures thyroid hormones. When the thyroid disease is screened and caught in the early stages, treatments can be controlled even before the onset of the symptom.

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