Thyroid disease

Thyroid disease is very prevalent in India. The condition maybe due to an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) or an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism). Symptoms differ on the respective condition.

Symptoms of thyroid disease:

  • Nervousness and tremor: (hyperthyroidism).
  • Mental fogginess and poor concentration: Mental functioning can be affected in both hyperthyroidism (elevated levels of thyroid hormone) and hypothyroidism (too low levels of thyroid hormones).
  • Menstrual changes: Hypothyroidism is sometimes associated with excessive or prolonged menstrual bleeding, while hyperthyroidism can be characterized by scanty or reduced menstrual flow.
  • Fluid retention is often a sign of an underactive thyroid gland.
  • Racing heartbeat: seen in hyperthyroidisms
  • Aches and pains
  • Weight gain
  • High cholesterol levels: An increase in blood cholesterol levels can occur in individuals with hypothyroidism.
  • Heat intolerance: intolerance to higher temperatures.
  • Feeling cold: Conversely, those with an underfunctioning thyroid may feel constantly cold.

 

At Wockhardt   hospital the our experts diagnose and treat patients with thyroid disorders including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer.

Thyroid treatment basically involves

 Identify the risk factors

 Treat the underlying cause

 Thyroid Replacement Therapy (T3 OR T4 OR COMBINATION)

 Radioactive iodine, Anti-thyroid medications or surgery

 Nutritional supplementation

 Life style modification

 Diet management

 Prevention and treatment of complications

Our endocrinology department is supported by state of the art diagnostic services the clinic carries out a complete thyroid profile, ultrasound, fine needle aspiration cytology, isotope scanning, radio-iodine treatment and surgery.

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