Where in my body is the thyroid located?
Your thyroid gland is butterfly-shaped and located in front of your windpipe/ trachea just below your voice box/ larynx/Adam’s Apple in your neck.
What is the role of thyroid on my health?
Your thyroid gland is an important hormone gland and a part of your endocrine system. It regulates the metabolism, growth and development of your body. Your thyroid hormone controls your body’s ability to break down food and convert it to energy. It helps in the performance of many bodily functions by constantly releasing a steady amount of thyroid hormones into your bloodstream. If your body needs more energy in certain situations such as pregnancy, your thyroid gland produces more hormones as needed.
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What are thyroid hormones?
Your thyroid gland produces thyroid hormones by absorbing iodine from your blood. Your thyroid cells are highly specialized to absorb and use iodine. All other cells depend on your thyroid to manage your metabolism. The two main hormones your thyroid gland produces are the T3 (tri-iodothyronine) and the T4 (thyroxine). A normal thyroid function produces about 80% T4 and 20% T3.
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What are thyroid disorders?
Common thyroid disorders include goiter, hyperthyroidism, and hypothyroidism. They can develop at any age and can be caused by injury, disease or dietary deficiency.
What is a goiter?
A goiter is a bulge or swelling on your neck. It is an inflammation caused by iodine deficiency and is usually non-toxic.
How is goiter treated?
If your goiter is due to iodine deficiency, your doctor at the AESMC, one of the reputed Thyroid Treatment Clinics in Dubai, would most likely recommend the use of iodine supplements.
How should I plan my diet to control my thyroid problems?
A well-balanced diet can help you manage your symptoms and keep your disease under control. The ‘American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists’ offers the following recommendations:
• Try to avoid eating too much of a single type of food.
• Go for seafood at least twice a week as it contains healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Have a variety of fruits and vegetables.
• Choose colorful fruits and vegetable such as grapes and berries which are rich in antioxidants.
• Minimize foods containing saturated fat such as red meat.
What is hyperthyroidism?
Hyperthyroidism is a condition caused by excessive stimulation of the thyroid hormone. People with hyperthyroidism are usually hyperactive, sensitive to heat and tend to eat excessively.
How is hyperthyroidism treated?
Hyperthyroidism is treated by reducing your thyroid gland’s ability to produce the thyroid hormone or by surgical removal of your thyroid gland.
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What is hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroidism is caused when your thyroid gland produces very little thyroid hormone. Symptoms include poor appetite, sensitivity to cold and lethargy. Hypothyroidism often goes unnoticed for years, before it is diagnosed.
How is hypothyroidism treated?
Hypothyroidism is usually treated with oral medication that will restore your thyroid hormones to the adequate levels.
What are thyroid nodules?
Thyroid nodules are lumps in the thyroid that are quite common. Most of the nodules are benign.
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