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 […]
Introduction to Thyroid
Thyroid gland problems are the most common Hormone related disorders after Diabetes, a clear diagnosis should be reached before starting treatment.
Most of the cases treating thyroid disorders are straightforward, unfortunately, a lot of myths are there with thyroid, a good explanation to people with or without thyroid disorder can be the best solution.
In this section, we write the common thyroid issues, their diagnosis and treatment outline.
Working less (Under active thyroid, Hypothyroid) The normal function of the thyroid gland is to give thyroid hormone; if it gives less it is called Hypothyroidism. See details later. Working more (Overactive thyroid, Hyperthyroid) In the same way if thyroid gland gives more thyroid hormone is called Hyperthyroidism or thyrotoxicosis. See details later. Goitre An […]
What is thyroid cancer? Most of the nodules arising in the thyroid gland are benign and only about 5-10% of those getting medical attention are cancer. A nodule which is cold on scan is suspicious but the majority of cold nodules are benign. When to suspect thyroid cancer? Thyroid nodule in a young < 20 […]
What is Goitre? When the thyroid gland becomes big it is called goitre, whatever may be the reason. There is no direct relation between the size of the gland with the function that is the amount of thyroid hormone coming out of the gland. So a goitre can produce normal thyroid hormone, can be hypothyroid […]
What is Thyroid? Thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland situated in front of the neck, normally not visible unless in a very thin individual. The function of the thyroid gland is to produce thyroid hormone. The thyroid gland is controlled by another gland below the brain called as the pituitary, which is the “master” endocrine […]
Most of the iodine that enters our body comes from the food that we eat. A smaller amount comes from the water that we drink. Iodine that leaves our body each day is usually replaced by the iodine that we eat and drink, so the amount of iodine in our body is just enough to […]