Allied Medical Center offers a thorough assessment of thyroid disorders and nodules in just one visit, which means faster diagnosis, treatment and management of:
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck. As one of the biggest hormone-producing glands in the human body, it is essential for healthy body function.Sometimes the thyroid does not produce enough hormones, which can slow down all of your body functions. This condition is called hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid. Other times, the thyroid can be overactive and produce excess hormones, a condition called hyperthyroidism.
Hypothyroidism is more common than hyperthyroidism.While hyperthyroidism is curable in most cases, 95% of hypothyroid patients need lifelong treatment. With early diagnosis and treatment, thyroid hormone replacement is a safe and effective treatment that can manage your symptoms and prevent complications.
Symptoms of thyroid disease are wide-ranging and may affect your mood, body temperature, weight etc.
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism include:
Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism include:
Thyroid function tests are a series of blood tests used to measure how well your thyroid gland is working. If your thyroid function test suggests that your thyroid gland is overactive or underactive, an ultrasound test may be ordered.
Thyroid ultrasound will check for structural problems with the thyroid gland, thyroid gland activity, and any nodules that may be causing problems. Based on the findings, the radiologist may recommend fine needle aspiration (biopsy) of the thyroid nodule to:
If the scan is normal, your physician will likely prescribe medication to regulate your thyroid activity or further treatment options will be discussed.
With our team of highly skilled and experienced Clinicians and sub-specialised Radiologists, you can count on the very best patient care...