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How Goiters Affect Thyroid Surgery

The thyroid is one of the most important glands in the human body. It helps maintain growth, development and metabolism. Disruption of the thyroid and development of goiter may lead to, among other things, cancer, hyperthyroidism, difficulty breathing and weight fluctuations. Read on to see how the presence of a goiter affects thyroid surgery....(more)

Surgery Options for Patients With Thyroid Disorders

If you have a severe thyroid disorder, surgery is a possible option. Surgery is used to treat hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer and thyroid nodules. In most cases, surgery is used as a last resort when more conservative methods are ineffective. If you think you need surgery to treat your thyroid disorder, take some time to learn about the different surgical options that are available....(more)

The Pros and Cons of Laparoscopic Thyroid Surgery

In the past, thyroid surgery was a complex procedure that required a large incision, which resulted in scarring and considerable downtime. Today, however, thanks to laparoscopic thyroid surgery, many patients are able to undergo a minimally invasive procedure that is safer and much simpler....(more)

Side Effects of Having Thyroid Surgery

You require surgery if you have cancerous nodules developed within your thyroid gland. The procedure normally takes a couple of hours to complete, and you may have to stay overnight for observation. In order to avoid shock or surprise after the operation, keep these side effects of thyroid surgery in mind....(more)

Thyroid Disease

Definition: What Is Myxedema?

When the thyroid doesn't produce enough thyroid stimulating hormones it becomes underactive, which is also known as hypothyroidism. Myxedema is a condition associated with hypothyroidism. ...(more)

January Is Thyroid Awareness Month

It is estimated that nearly 30 million Americans suffer from thyroid disease, yet nearly half don't even know it. To bring awareness, advocacy, and education of thyroid conditions and symptoms, as well as the need for testing and treatment of thyroid conditions, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists steers an annual national campaign....(more)

Is Synthroid the Best Treatment for Thyroid Disease?

A Synthroid metabolism treatment may be prescribed to people suffering from hypothyroidism. When your thyroid does not produce enough hormone on its own, leading to weight gain, lethargy, and other problems, you must take a replacement therapy to make up the difference. Until recently, Synthroid was the only hormone replacement drug doctors prescribed. However, in recent years there has been some growing concern over whether Synthroid is the best treatment for hypothyroidism....(more)

Goiter

The Thyroid and Your Body

When the thyroid isn't functioning properly it can affect our bodies not just on the inside but on the outside. Here is an overview of some common physical attributes that thyroid patients might notice....(more)

Important Things to Know About Nodular Goiter

Goiter is a form of thyroid disease that is characterized by the enlargement of the thyroid gland. The presence of goiter in a person is an indication that there is a problem with the thyroid gland. Goiter formation occurs irrespective of the amount of thyroid hormone being produced. Iodine deficiency is known to be one of the major causes of goiter. There are two basic types of goiter. Diffuse goiter is a non-cancerous form of goiter in which the thyroid feels smooth when you touch it. Nodular goiter is a cancerous form of goiter which is located at a particular place. In nodular goiter, the thyroid feels hard like a rock when you touch it. This article will shed more light on important facts you need to know about nodular goiter....(more)

Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments of Toxic Multinodular Goiters

The thyroid gland, located in the front of the neck, is responsible for producing thyroid hormones. These hormones play a role in regulating metabolism and calcium. The levels of hormones released are regulated by the pituitary gland. When the thyroid starts producing hormones beyond the pituitary gland's control, complications can arise. A situation where this can occur is when one develops what is known as a toxic multinodular goiter. Read on to learn more about this condition and how it can be treated....(more)

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Stacey Thureen

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In 2011 Stacey publicly shared her health journey from diagnosis, to treatment, to acceptance of the thyroid autoimmune condition she has. Since then Stacey has become a mom. She continues to raise awareness for thyroid and autoimmune conditions by sharing her story, emphasizing the importance of understanding your thyroid health.She... Read More

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