Doctors for Thyroid Disorders in Poovattuparamba, Kochi
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Thyroid disorders refer to all kinds of disorders that relate to the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland regulates the metabolism levels of the body. The various disorders of the thyroid gland relate to either the structure or the functioning of the gland. The most common of thyroid disorders include hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodules, goiter or the most serious, thyroid cancer.
HOW IS THYROID DISORDERS DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician/Endocrinologist diagnoses Thyroid Disorders by initially testing the level of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and later, performing a blood test to check for the increased levels of TSH. Often, the doctor can perform an ultrasound of the thyroid to check for swelling or nodules.
HOW IS THYROID DISORDERS TREATED?
Although there is no treatment to stop the immune system from attacking the thyroid gland and causing it to overproduce hormones, however, the symptoms of Thyroid Disorders can be controlled through medication and surgery in advanced cases of Thyroid Disorders.
DID YOU KNOW?
Untreated for long periods of time, hypothyroidism can bring on a myxedema coma, a rare but potentially fatal condition that requires immediate hormone treatment.