Thyroid Treatment

The cases of thyroid disease are steadily increasing throughout Dubai. People diagnosed with thyroid disorders experience very unpleasant and uncomfortable symptoms. Only a thyroid specialist can help you manage your thyroid condition and live well.

A butterfly-shaped gland, the thyroid lies just below Adam’s apple on the neck and produces hormones that influence almost all of the metabolic activities and physiological processes such as heartbeat, growth, and development of a body. If any abnormality develops in the production of the gland, it may lead to various body disorders ranging from tiny, harmless goiter to life-threatening thyroid cancer.

Thyroid disease can happen to anyone – infants, adults, men, women, and at any stage. In recent years, a significant surge in the cases of thyroid diseases caused by overactive or underactive gland has been observed. Whatever thyroid causes are, the thyroid doctors at American Hospital follow a multidisciplinary approach to provide personalized thyroid treatment care for people of all ages.

Thyroid Causes:

The most common thyroid disorder involves the inadequate production of thyroid hormones i.e. the gland either produces too much or too less hormone.

Overactive thyroid develops a condition called hyperthyroidism which is characterized by an increase in appetite, sudden decrease in weight without reducing food intake, irritability, nervousness, anxiety, irregular heartbeat, fatigue, muscle weakness, increased heat sensitivity, menstrual irregularities, and others.

On the other hand, underactive thyroid leads to hypothyroidism and shows symptoms quite slowly unlike hyperthyroidism. The disorder causes weight gain, constipation, pain or swelling of the joints, increased sensitivity to cold, muscle aches, and irregular menstrual cycle patterns in women.

Thyroid Disease:

Besides hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, the other known thyroid diseases are Goiter, Nodules, Thyroiditis, and Thyroid Cancer.

In some cases, the thyroid becomes enlarged due to the severe deficiency of iodine and forms goiter, which is generally neither associated with any pain nor does it indicate any complication so it may come and go on its own. However, this condition should not be confused with the inflammation of the thyroid gland or thyroiditis, which develops when the body’s immune system generates antibodies that attack the thyroid. Both goiter and thyroiditis form lumps in the neck.

Another disorder is a thyroid nodule which occurs when one part of the thyroid swells and contains fluid or blood.

One of the life-threatening disease that malfunctioning of the thyroid causes is thyroid cancer, which appears as a thyroid nodule and does not cause any symptoms. It is only your doctor who can tell if the nodule is cancerous by conducting a series of thyroid function tests.

Thyroid Function Test:

After a comprehensive investigation and physical examination, our experts arrange an appropriate testing schedule based on the type of thyroid disease suspected. The schedule may include the following thyroid function tests: Thyroid Ultrasound, RMR, ANS Monitoring, and Lab Services that enable thyroid specialists to effectively plan treatment for the best possible outcomes.

Thyroid Treatment:

Hyperthyroidism treatment is designed by taking into consideration the symptoms and causes. Non-complex conditions can be treated with anti-thyroid medications, beta-blockers, and other medications, whereas the advanced cases may include minimally invasive interventions to remove most of the thyroid gland.

For hypothyroidism treatments, oral medicines are prescribed that enable the body to regain adequate hormone levels.

Our endocrinologists at American Hospital Dubai offer comprehensive services for the diagnosis and treatment of all thyroid disorders, including Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Thyroid nodules, and Thyroid Cancer. If you have been seeking prevention, diagnosis, or thyroid treatment Dubai, book an appointment with us online.

Thyroid disease refers to a medical condition that prevents a thyroid gland from producing sufficient amount of thyroid hormones. It can affect anyone – infants, teenagers, men, women, and the elderly. It can be present at birth or it can develop as you age.  

A thyroid disease can manifest as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. So whichever form of thyroid disease you’re diagnosed with, your doctor will determine the exact treatment you need for an effective management of the condition.

The treatment approach to treat each kind is as follows:

  • Hypothyroidism is treated with medication that boosts thyroid hormone production.
  • Hyperthyroidism requires multiple treatments, including a careful drug therapy to block excess hormone production, radiotherapy to disable the gland, and sometimes thyroid surgery.

Studies have shown that thyroid disease is a lifelong condition that can’t be cured but treated. With a careful management, a person can still lead a healthy and normal life.

You can do a self-examination for thyroid at home, by following these simple steps:

To get started, you need a mirror and a glass of water.

  • Look in the mirror and tip your head back
  • Drink some water, swallow and watch your thyroid go up and down
  • Look for lumps, bumps or protrusions in the area between larynx and Adam’s Apple
  • You can repeat it for a couple of times

If you notice any lumps in the specified area, consult your doctor immediately.

There are several factors involved to cause thyroid problems. Some of the leading causes include:

  • Iodine deficiency
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Inflamed or enlarged thyroid
  • Nodules, or non-cancerous lumps
  • Cancerous tumors
  • Genetic disorders
  • Certain medical treatments, such as radiation therapy and thyroid surgery etc.

At times, pregnancy can cause thyroid problems too.

Recognizing the symptoms of thyroid disease and its types is extremely important. The earlier you detect symptoms, the sooner you can receive treatment to manage the disorder. Hypothyroidism demonstrates the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue, tiredness and weakness
  • Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
  • Dry hair and skin
  • Thinning hair
  • Muscle cramps and aches
  • Intolerance to cold temperatures
  • Hoarse voice
  • Depression and memory loss
  • Frequent and heavy menstrual periods

Symptoms associated with Hyperthyroidism are:

  • Anxiety, irritability and nervousness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Weight loss
  • Enlarged thyroid gland or a goiter
  • Muscle weakness and tremors
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Intolerance to hot temperatures

Vision problems or eye irritation

Here are the things that you can practice to prevent thyroid disease:

  • Quit smoking
  • Eat less soy
  • Use a thyroid collar during x-rays to protect your thyroid gland from radiation exposure
  • Consider selenium supplements that help boost an immune system
  • Visit your doctor regularly

Thyroid glands produce thyroid hormones, which help regulate the body’s metabolic rate, heart, brain development, and digestive function. When they don’t produce sufficient amount of hormones, the normal functioning of various systems of a body gets affected.  

Your healthcare provider can determine the best medicine for your thyroid hormone levels to return to their normal, depending upon the cause and symptoms of your thyroid condition.        

Studies suggest that WP Thyroid or Westhroid Pure has proven an extremely helpful medication for a thyroid disease. It’s gluten and corn free, and has no artificial colors.  

WP Thyroid contains inulin, medium chain triglycerides, and Lactose Monohydrate that are effective to regulate thyroid hormone levels.

Although thyroid disease can affect anyone, women are more likely to be affected than others, for a number of reasons, including:

  • Autoimmune responses, when the body’s immune system starts to attack its own cells
  • Interplay between thyroid hormones and the hormones that fluctuate during menstrual cycles
  • During and after menopause when there’s fluctuation in hormone levels
  • Occasionally, pregnancy can also contribute to cause a thyroid disease

Females experiencing below symptoms must consult the physician immediately:

  • Fatigue, tiredness and weakness
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Dry hair and skin
  • Intolerance to cold or hot temperatures
  • Depression, anxiety and irritability
  • Memory loss
  • Abnormal menstrual cycles
  • Trouble sleeping and conceiving
  • Enlarged thyroid gland or a goiter
  • Vision problems or eye irritation

You can schedule an appointment for thyroid with a healthcare professional at American Hospital Dubai by submitting our secure web form or calling us at: +971 43775500.

Doctors Panel Of Thyroid Treatment

Ahmad Al-Shoha

Consultant Endocrinology

Arabic, English

Aiham Alshawwa

Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat

Arabic, English, German

Arturo Mario Poletti

Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon, AME Specialist

English, Italian

Ausama Alaani

Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon, AME Specialist

Arabic, English, French

Gita Majdi

Consultant Endocrinology

Arabic, English, Farsi

Hanaa Zidan

Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist

Arabic, English

Hubert K.Penninckx

Consultant Endocrinology

Dutch, English, French, German

Paul Aoun

Consultant Endocrinologist

Arabic, English

Venkata Katreddy

Consultant Endocrinology, Aviation Medical Specialist

English, Hindi, Telugu

Zainab Arsiwala

Specialist Ear, Nose & Throat

English, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi

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