Thyroid disease is a common disease and can result from conditions that cause over-or under-function of the thyroid gland.
- When the gland produces too much thyroid hormone, the condition is known as hyperthyroidism.
- When the gland does not function sufficiently, there is too little thyroid hormone produced (hypothyroidism).
Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid) Symptoms and Signs
Hypothyroidism is a deficiency of thyroid hormone, which normally is made by the thyroid gland.
Hypothyroidism symptoms and signs include:
- Goiter (enlarged thyroid gland)
- Poor appetite
- Eye and face swelling
- Increased blood cholesterol levels
- Irregular or heavy menstrual periods
- Coarse hair or hair loss
- Intolerance to cold
- Muscle aches and cramps
- Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
- Dry, rough skin
- Deeper and/or hoarse voice
- Enlarged tongue
- Slowed thinking and mental activity
Hyperthyroidism or an overactive thyroid can be caused by a condition known as Graves’ disease, Inflammation of the thyroid gland (known as thyroiditis), or by tumors that secrete thyroid hormones.
Symptoms and signs of Hyperthyroidism:
- Nervousness, tremor, agitation
- Reduced menstrual blood flow in women
- Racing heartbeat or palpitations
- Skin thinning
- Increase in appetite, feeling hungry
- Poor concentration
- Heat intolerance
- Changes in bowel habits, such as more frequent bowel movements
- Enlargement of the thyroid gland
- Brittle hair
At, Goldleaf ENT Center, we provide management and treatment of thyroid through medical and surgical treatment.