About thyroid surgery A thyroid surgeon is a doctor who performs surgeries on patients who have thyroid and parathyroid conditions. Thyroid surgery is usually performed to treat thyroid nodules, an overactive thyroid gland, multinodular goitres and thyroid cancer. Thyroid surgery is a commonly performed procedure used to treat problems of the thyroid gland. There are two … [Read more...] about What Your Thyroid Surgeon Has Planned
About thyroidectomy surgery So you’re having difficulties with thyroid disease and your doctor has scheduled you for a thyroidectomy. It’s supposed to alleviate your symptoms and restore you to balance. But what exactly is this operation and what will it accomplish? First, it’s essential to know just what the thyroid is and how it functions. Scattered throughout the body … [Read more...] about What Is a Thyroidectomy?
To remember the importance of the thyroid gland and world thyroid day, we have written this article titled 'where is the thyroid gland'. World Thyroid Day, May 25th, is dedicated to thyroid patients and to all those who are committed to the study and treatment of thyroid diseases worldwide. Our aim to increase awareness about the importance of the thyroid gland, through access … [Read more...] about Where Is the Thyroid? World Thyroid Day 2015.
Thyroid disease is a more common problem than most people think. Thyroid disease symptoms most often occur when the thyroid is either overactive or underactive. The primary function of the thyroid is to produce the hormones that regulate the body’s metabolism. There are actually a number of different thyroid problems that a patient can suffer from, but many of these different … [Read more...] about The 10 Most Common Thyroid Disease Symptoms
Are you scheduled to undergo thyroid removal surgery? Are you wondering what to expect? Are you still unclear exactly what this procedure is about and why you need it? Here’s a little information to help you prepare for the operation. Technically this kind of surgery is called a thyroidectomy. It’s a routine operation with a high success rate. While some complications are … [Read more...] about Thyroid Removal Surgery: What You Need to Know
Generally speaking, conventional medicine has a good handle on how to treat thyroid disorders. Hyper- and hypo-thyroidism are usually routinely managed with medications that are designed to restore the body’s hormone balance. Contemporary medications are rigorously tested and determined to be safe and effective before being made available. This leaves little room for the … [Read more...] about Alternative medicine for thyroid disease
Written by Alexandra Matkevich RN Thyroid disease and cancer doesn’t just affect Australians and thyroid disorders are commonly diagnosed all across the world. This January let’s help our American friends celebrate Thyroid Awareness Month. In Australia, we celebrate Thyroid Awareness Month in September. Knowing more about your thyroid health can help you support your health … [Read more...] about American Thyroid Awareness Month
Thyroid replacement therapy is most commonly used in patients who have clinical hypothyroidism. This also includes patients with conditions such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and those who have previously undergone thyroidectomy. Thyroxine Thyroxine is also known as levothyroxine or simply, T4. It is a synthetic version of the hormone naturally produced by the body. Thyroxine … [Read more...] about Thyroid Replacement Therapy
The thyroid gland plays an extremely important role within the body. If this gland begins to malfunction, or stops functioning, many different processes within the body can start to show negative side effects. A malfunctioning thyroid can lead to problems from depression to weight gain, along with many others. There are millions of people out there who suffer from thyroid … [Read more...] about Signs That You May Have a Problem with Your Thyroid Gland
Symptoms relating to thyroid gland dysfunction will usually fall into one of two categories: hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland is underactive, while hyperthyroidism occurs when it is overactive. While both conditions are generally not life threatening, they can seriously diminish a person’s quality of life. This is why it is … [Read more...] about Symptoms for Thyroid Gland Dysfunction