Thyroid problems in the Childhood

Can there be thyroid problem in children? As in cases of the adult thyroid problems are also seen in the childhood and infancy. It needs careful attention and treatment. How to suspect low thyroid in my child? They are growth retardation or failure to gain height, unusual weight gain, deteriorating school performance. How can I […]

Thyroid Cancer

What is thyroid cancer? It is the most common endocrine neoplasm. Most of the nodules arising in the thyroid gland are benign and only about 5-10% of those getting medical attention are carcinomas. A nodule which is cold on scan is more likely to be malignant; nevertheless, the majority of cold nodules are benign as. […]

Do’s and Dont’s of Radioiodine Treatment

Before receiving RAI or getting an Iodine scan done, women should tell the doctor if she is pregnant or breast-feeding. After RAI you are not supposed to stay in the same room with children for 10 days. As such the amount of RAI given for therapy of overactive thyroid does not cause significant damage to […]

Radioiodine Treatment for Hyperthyroidism

What is radioiodine? Iodine is the natural substance used by the thyroid gland to produce its hormones. Radioactive Iodine is taken up by the thyroid gland in a similar way as that of the natural Iodine. It is used to assess the functional status of the thyroid gland (RadioIodine scan) as well as for the […]

Radioisotope Scan

Radioiodine is used to assess the function of the thyroid gland. A small amount of the substance 2-5mCi (which will not affect the function of the gland) is given either as a pill or a tasteless liquid and images of the gland are taken afterwards. Normal thyroid glands take this uniformly and a small amount […]

Pregnancy and Thyroid

Is thyroid important in pregnancy? Yes, it is. A normal thyroid is needed for regular egg production. Very low thyroid in man also can effect sperm production. This is the reason why thyroid function test is included in the investigation of infertility. Again a normal thyroid state is needed for maintenance and continuation of pregnancy. […]

Subclinical hypothyroidism

What is subclinical hypothyroidism? This is an entity when the TSH has just gone up above normal to usually less than 10miu/ml and the thyroid hormones are on the lower side of the normal range. You are unlikely to have symptoms of Hypothyroidism here, so this is called subclinical or boderline Hypothyroidism. What are the […]

Treatment of Low and High Thyroid

Treatment of under active Thyroid (Hypothyroidism) This is a sort of natural treatment, replacing the deficient hormone. We now prepare in the laboratory same thyroid hormone (same chemical nature) that is produced by our thyroid gland, so the chance of reaction or not tolerating is not there. You need to take the tablet regularly in […]

Low and High Thyroid

What is Hypo- and Hyper-thyroidism? Under-active thyroid means your thyroid gland is unable to provide normal amount of thyroid hormone. In the same way, if the gland keeps on producing more thyroid hormone than normal, it is called over-active thyroid. Hypo means under active: Hyper means overactive What are the symptoms of Thyroid diseases? The […]

Thyroid Common problems

Working less (Under active thyroid, Hypothyroid) Normal function of thyroid gland is to give thyroid hormone; if it gives less it is called Hypothyroidism. Working more (Overactive thyroid, Hyperthyroid) In the same way if thyroid gland gives more thyroid hormone is called Hyperthyroidism. Goiter An enlarged thyroid gland for whatever reason is called goiter. Thyroid […]