In the Philippines about five million people has a goiter, from 7 years and plus, however people are not aware of the condition, and goiter’s condition becoming risky to their life. In accordance to the endocrinologist, Nemencio A. Nicodemus, Jr. MD, in PGH or Philippine General Hospital, a complication brought about by hypo as well as hyperthyroidism is life threatening, just like diabetes mellitus.
Enlargement of thyroid
To put it simply, our goiter it’s a part of the thyroid gland, it’s the organ that can be seen in front of our neck, which is a lot bigger than the normal disregarding the cause. Usually, you won’t feel anything but if there’s wrong with you goiter, it might become big and you’ll be feeling it go down or go up when you’re swallowing.
Your thyroid glands do make your hormone T3 as well as T4, which are crucial for growth, fertility, healthy body and development intellectually. If you’ve got problems in your thyroid gland and it results to under or overproduction of the T3 and T4 hormone, you’re risking lots of condition, which might harm you. A goiter is said to be related to an inadequate or excessive level of the T3 or T4 hormones.
Managing and Diagnosing Goiter
A goiter commonly is diagnosed by a doctor based on the symptoms of patients. An additional test in the laboratory that can be asked for are:
• Test of blood for T3 or T4 hormones as well as TSH or thyroid stimulating hormone.
• Ultrasound on thyroid
• Fine needle aspirations biopsy
• Thyroid scans
When it’s diagnosed a goiter which has symptoms is easily dealt both surgically and medically. There are many medications available to patients with diagnostic goiter, however, be sure your endocrinologist prescribe it. An unsupervised medical treatment might lead on a devastating result; it might even lead to death.
The radioactive iodine in which a toxic type of goiter had been finished with a radioactive stuffs, become another option to surgical operation of hyperthyroidism. The hypothyroidism, but then, had been treated with the replacement type of therapy: takes hormone in order to increase your body’s used up store.
Problems concerning goiter might have the risk of life threatening consequence. However, the good news, there’ll be lots of surgical and medical treatments as well as diagnostic test available for everyone. When you’re having suspicions of the thyroid gland, just relax yourself and mind by going to the doctor.
A goiter which makes an excessive hormone is known as a toxic goiter and its condition had been known as hyperthyroidism. Those who suffer this type of condition has the following symptoms:
• They’ve got a neck which is enlarged
• They’re experiencing hand palpitation and tremor
• They are sweating and tires easily
• They are losing weight in spite of increased appetite
• They’ve got a stare of being surprised
• Experiencing diarrhea
• They’ve got an altered monthly period
• They’re voice are changing
• They’re speaking in a difficult manner
• They’re in the risk of getting heart complications
While patients who have hypothyroidism got a slow metabolism & displays these symptoms:
• Talks, thinks and moves slowly
• They easily increase in weight
• They’re feeling cold yet its very warm
• They’re constipated constantly
• They feel depressed and tired
• Might be infertile