What is Thyroid or Goiter?

What is Thyroid or Goiter?

The thyroid gland is located in front of the neck. Besides it is what we call Adam's apple, it is the bulging bones in the middle of the neck. The thy

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The thyroid gland is located in front of the neck. Besides it is what we call Adam’s apple, it is the bulging bones in the middle of the neck. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped and usually invisible. The thyroid gland controls the motion of the organs of our body.
When growing up thyroid gland, it is called goiter. Often seen in the woman is hyperthyroid. In fact, 12.5% ??of women are likely to develop thyroid.
There are Two types that can be diseases of the thyroid gland: The hyperthyroid (too much thyroid hormone) or hypothyroid (lack of thyroid hormones).

Hyperthyroid: Fast motion

When the patients have a hyperthyroid, its metabolism becomes faster. Rapid heartbeat, nervousness, always sweating, always feels hot, and experiencing diarrhea. If seated stand out as their eyes. Dangerous if not treated immediately.
To find out if you are hyperthyroid, checked Free T3, Free T4, and TSH. It costs P800 cheap laboratory. When high levels of T3 and T4, meaning the patient has a hyperthyroid.
It’s easy to treat hyper thyroid. Give them medicine like Methimazole (brand name Tapazole) 5 mg, from 2 to 4 tablets a day. Taking the medicine for one year or beyond. Consult a specialist endocrinologist or thyroid.

Hypothyroid: Slow motion

On the other hand, with the patients with hypothyroid. In contrast of what they feel. The slow beat of their heart and they always feel cold. They also slow to act and think because they lack thyroid hormones. Hypothyroid patients, be below the level of T3 and T4.
Simple treatment of hypothyroid. They only drink Levothyroxine (brand name Eltroxin) fills the lack of thyroid gland. Often taking Levothyroxine lifetime.
Even easier treatment of hyperthyroid and hypothyroid, the problem is very difficult to find a doctor. Strange because of the symptoms and mistaken for other diseases. So my advice: Having checked your Free T3, Free T4, and TSH. Maybe you sick with thyroid.

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