Thyroid Disorders

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Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism refers to low thyroid hormone levels in the blood. It can lead to various symptoms like generalized weakness, fatigue, increased sleepiness, constipation, swelling of face and feet etc. It is an easily treatable disease, with the help of thyroxine supplementation.

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Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism refers to increased levels of thyroid hormones in the body. It can lead to weight loss, palpitations, trembling of hands, increased sweating, etc. Proper evaluation of hyperthyroidism is a must to know the exact cause of hyperthyroidism and formulate treatment plan.

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Thyroid Nodule

Thyroid Nodule is a lump in the thyroid gland. There may be a single thyroid nodule (Solitary Thyroid Nodule) or it may be a part of Multi-Nodular Goitre. Nodules may be cystic, colloid, hyperplastic, adenomatous or cancerous.

With proper evaluation by an Endocrinologist, right treatment decisions can be taken at an early stage, to prevent future adverse consequences

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Thyroid Cancer

Carcinoma of the thyroid gland is an uncommon cancer but is the most common malignancy of the endocrine system. Differentiated tumours (papillary or follicular) are highly treatable and usually curable. Poorly differentiated tumours (medullary or anaplastic) are much less common, are aggressive, metastasise early and have a much poorer prognosis.

With proper evaluation by an Endocrinologist, right treatment decisions can be taken at an early stage, to prevent future adverse consequences

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Goitre

A goitre is an enlarged thyroid gland. A goitre can mean that all the thyroid gland is swollen or enlarged, or one or more swellings or lumps develop in a part or parts of the thyroid.

Treatment depends on the cause, the size of the goitre, and whether it is causing symptoms.