What Is Hyperthyroidism ? Hyperthyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland is overactive and produces too much of the thyroid hormones, T3 and T4 and is more common in women than men. Overall, 2% of women will experience some kind of hyperthyroidism in their lifetime, which is often diagnosed by a blood test. The results will show high levels of thyroid hormones, T3 and … [Read more...] about Hyperthyroidism: Symptoms and Treatment
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Have you experienced unexplained weight loss or gain? Do you have trouble relaxing or feel anxious all the time? Are you always lethargic and find yourself oversleeping a lot? Are you depressed? Is your hair thinning? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have a problem with your thyroid gland. The thyroid gland produces thyroid hormones, which work to … [Read more...] about The most common symptoms of thyroid problems
About what is a goitre You may have noticed some swelling at the base of your throat. As this could be something serious, it is important to get it checked, but the most likely case is that this is a goitre. A goitre is a swollen, enlarged thyroid gland – the gland that controls your metabolism. The goitre itself is not dangerous, but whether treatment is required lies within t … [Read more...] about What is a goitre?
There are multiple reasons that you might need a partial or total thyroidectomy. The most serious is thyroid cancer, in which case all or almost of the thyroid may be removed. Partial thyroidectomies are usually either due to a goiter that is large enough to cause issues with daily living or an overactive thyroid that does not respond well to medication. Whatever the reason … [Read more...] about Preparing and Caring for a Thyroidectomy