Thyroid disorders is produced by Thyroid gland, it is a small Butterfly-shaped glands in the neck. It is found at the base of the neck, below the Adam's apple. The thyroid gland secretes thyroid hormones that travel in your blood to all parts of your body. Thyroid hormones control the rate of lot of activities in your body. The activities like how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats.There are specific types of thyroid disorders that include:
Hypothyroidism : In this condition the thyroid glands not produce the sufficient amount of thyroid hormone.
Hyperthyroidism : Hyperthyroidism condition occurs when thyroid glands produces more amount of thyroid hormone than your body needs.
Goiter : A condition in which thyroid gland enlarge abnormally.
Thyroiditis : Thyroiditis is an inflammation of the thyroid gland.
Thyroid cancer : A cancer of the thyroid
Causes of thyroid problems:
- Iodine deficiency in the body
- Autoimmune diseases. In this your immune system attacks your own body.
- Inflammation of the thyroid produced due to virus or bacteria
- Cancerous tumours on the thyroid gland
- Medical treatments like radiation therapy, thyroid surgery and some medications.
- Some genetic disorders.
Symptoms and signs of hypothyroidism:
- low concentration
- Dry skin
- Weight gain
- Feeling cold
- Fluid retention
- Muscle and joint weakness
- Thinning hair
- Slow heart rate
Symptoms and signs of hyperthyroidism:
- Fast heart rate
- Intolerance for heat
- Increase in bowel movements
- Increased sweating
- Concentration problems
- weight loss
Thyroid Treatment: Thyroid treatment will depends on the specific disease of the thyroid. Thyroid disease can be treated by medication and surgery.
Consult with a doctor for Thyroid medical treatment. Work cooperatively with your doctor to solve any thyroid related problem.
Treatment for most common types of Thyroid:
Hypothyroidism: Treatment consist the replacement of thyroid hormone.
Hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyroidism Treatments include radioactive iodine, medication and in some cases surgery.
Goiter: In the case of small goiter which doesn't cause symptoms treatment will not be need. Medication or surgery is required in some cases of goiter.
Thyroiditis: The main focus of this treatment is on the underlying cause and regulating thyroid function.
Thyroid Cancer: Thyroid cancer Treatments include surgery, hormone therapy, radioactive iodine, radiation and in some cases chemotherapy.
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