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What is Thyroid?

The thyroid gland is a small organ that’s located in the front of the neck, wrapped around the windpipe. It is butterfly-shaped It is found at the base of the neck, below Adam's apple. The thyroid gland secretes thyroid hormones that travel in your blood to all parts of your body. Thyroid hormones control the rate of a lot of activities in your body. The activities like how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats.

When your thyroid doesn’t work properly, it can impact your entire body.

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Types of thyroid disorders

  1. Hypothyroidism
  2. Hyperthyroidism
  3. Goiter

  • Hypothyroidism: - In this condition, the thyroid glands do not produce a sufficient amount of thyroid hormone.
  • Hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyroidism condition occurs when thyroid glands produce more amount of thyroid hormone than your body needs.
  • Goitre: A condition in which the thyroid gland enlarges abnormally.

What is the main cause of thyroid problems?

  • Thyroiditis: Thyroiditis can trigger rapid thyroid cell damage. This causes thyroid hormone to leak into your blood and increases thyroid hormone levels.
  • Hashimoto's thyroiditis:- Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease, a disorder in which the immune system turns against the body's own tissues.
  • Postpartum thyroiditis: This condition occurs in 5% to 9% of women after childbirth. It’s usually a temporary condition.
  • Iodine deficiency: Iodine deficiency in the body
    • Medical treatments like radiation therapy, thyroid surgery and some medications.
    • Inflammation of the thyroid produced due to virus or bacteria
    • Some genetic disorders.

What are early warning signs of thyroid problems?

Symptoms and signs of hypothyroidism

The signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism vary, depending on the severity of the hormone deficiency. Problems tend to develop slowly, often over several years.

  • Fatigue
  • low concentration
  • Dry skin
  • Constipation
  • Weight gain
  • Feeling cold
  • Fluid retention
  • Muscle and joint weakness
  • Depression
  • Thinning hair
  • Slow heart rate

Symptoms and signs of hyperthyroidism:

Hyperthyroidism can mimic other health problems, which can make it difficult for your doctor to diagnose. It can also cause a wide variety of signs and symptoms, including:

  • Fast heart rate
  • Nervousness
  • Tremor
  • Fatigue
  • Intolerance for heat
  • Increase in bowel movements
  • Increased sweating
  • Concentration problems
  • weight loss

Thyroid treatment in Tirupati

Treatments for Hyperthyroidism

  • Antithyroid drugs: These are drugs prescribed to slow down the production of thyroid hormones. They are also called thyrostatics.
  • Radioactive iodine: is an oral medication that your overactive thyroid cells absorb. The radioactive iodine damages these cells and causes your thyroid to shrink and thyroid hormone levels to go down over a few weeks. This usually leads to permanent destruction of the thyroid, which will cure hyperthyroidism.
  • Beta-blockers: A patient suffering from hyperthyroidism may also obtain immediate temporary relief before permanent treatment can take place. Beta-blockers only relieve the symptoms and do not treat hyperthyroidism or any of its long-term effects if left untreated.

Treating Hypothyroidism

Hormone replacement: This is the most common way of treating hypothyroidism and entails administering a synthetic long-acting form of thyroxine.

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Overview of Endocrinology

Endocrinology is the branch of medicine that deals with the endocrine system, its diseases and secretions called hormones. Physicians who specialize in treating disorders of endocrine disorders are endocrinologists. The endocrine system has glands located all over the body that is accountable for the secretion of hormones. The hormones are released directly into the blood. Hormones control important body functions like respiration, sleep, digestion, metabolism, growth and development, stress, lactation, movement and sensory perception. Major endocrine disorders include hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodules, disorders of the pituitary gland like diabetes insipidus, acromegaly, Cushing’s syndrome, gynaecological disorders like polycystic ovarian syndrome, infertility, and sexual disorders and other metabolic disorders such as obesity.

Who is an Endocrinologist?

Endocrinologists are medical professionals who are qualified to diagnose and treat medical conditions that affect the glands and hormonal imbalances in the endocrine system. Diseases related to organs like the pituitary, ovaries, thyroid, adrenals, testes, and pancreas can be treated by an Endocrinologist.

What medical conditions or diseases can be diagnosed and treated by Endocrinologists?

An Endocrinologist can diagnose and treat the following diseases:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Goiters
  • Grave’s disease
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Addison’s disease
  • Acromegaly
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Low testosterone
  • Thyroiditis
  • Turner syndrome
  • Obesity

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