Treatment for a Parathyroid Adenoma with Parathyroidectomy You can ask any medical authority about the condition known as parathyroid disease or hyperparathyroidism (they are usually one and the same), and what you will discover is that most would recommend the removal of the affected parathyroid gland. The human body has four of these glands located behind the thyroid gland. … [Read more...] about Treatment for a Parathyroid Adenoma with Parathyroidectomy
Waking up following thyroid surgery can be a shock for patients who do not know what to expect. If you are properly prepared for what is to come, it will make the process easier and less scary. You will have some bruising around the incision and the area may swell within the first several days after thyroid surgery. The scar that remains will be permanent, and may fade over … [Read more...] about What to Expect After Thyroid Surgery
About Hypothyroidism You should never delay getting treatment when you notice any of the symptoms of hypothyroidism. The sooner you talk to your doctor and find out if the symptoms you are experiencing are caused by a thyroid condition the better. Getting prompt treatment will decrease the severity of the symptoms of hypothyroidism which may get worse as the disease p … [Read more...] about When to Seek Treatment for the Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
About Subacute Thyroiditis Subacute thyroiditis is an uncommon problem that occurs following a viral infection, such as influenza, coxsackie virus or mumps. Mumps is now very rare in Australia due to the success of vaccination. Subacute thyroiditis is most commonly seen in women, typically aged between 20 and 40. Some women develop subacute thyroiditis following pregnancy. … [Read more...] about Subacute Thyroiditis
Fatigue. Energy loss. Depression. Weight gain. Unusual memory lapses. Hair loss. Pinning down the cause of these symptoms can be difficult, but there’s one culprit that often goes overlooked at first: the thyroid gland. These are just a few of the underactive thyroid symptoms that affects around 5 percent of the Australian population, particularly older women. It’s among the mos … [Read more...] about Do You Have Underactive Thyroid Symptoms?