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The thyroid gland is one of the most important endocrine organs in the body. Located below the cricoid and thyroid cartilages the size of the gland varies according to the iodine intake and size of the individual. The thyroid gland is responsible for preparation and secretion of the thyroxine hormone into the blood stream when required by the body. The pituitary gland controls the release of the hormone. The thyroid controls the body’s metabolism.

Thyroid Surgery in KochiDiseases of the thyroid function:

  • Hyperthyroidism :
    • The thyroid is hyperactive
    • Over-secretion of hormone
    • Results in over-production of the hormone or excessive release into the blood stream
    • Symptoms are associated with anxiety, insomnia, palpitations, weight loss, heat intolerance and menstrual changes
  • Hypothyroidism :
    • Underactive thyroid
    • Affects women more than men
    • Symptoms include sleepiness during the day, fatigue, water retention, weight gain, thinning hair, constipation, difficulty concentrating
    • Found only through blood tests
  • Benign non-toxic multinodular goiter
    • Enlargement of the thyroid gland or has multiple growths
    • Long-standing, slow increase in size, choking sensation and fullness in the neck; sense of pressure on the neck
  • Thyroid nodule :
  • Thyroid cancer :

Thyroid surgery for Thyroid Disease at Jacob’s Hospital

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