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Thyroid diseases are categorized into two main groups: those which are caused by irregular thyroid function (hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism), and those known as nodular thyroid diseases.
Warning signs of hypothyroidism
If left untreated or in severe cases, hypothyroidism can result in the patient going into what is known as a “myxedema coma”, which is characterized by the failure of various physical systems, including:
Warning signs of hyperthyroidism
There are 3 main treatment options that can be used to treat hyperthyroidism, as follows:
Generally, medical staff will first try medication, but should the patient’s condition not show signs of improvement or the disease persists or reoccurs after antithyroid medicine discontinuation, radioactive iodine therapy or surgery may be required. Surgery, also, may be necessary in cases suspected of suffering with thyroid cancer or suspicious thyroid nodule alongside hyperthyroidism.
There are 3 main benefits to such forms of treatment, as follows:
Effective treatment for patients with thyroid diseases requires the seamless cooperation between expert professionals, each specializing in their own field of medicine. Fortunately, Bumrungrad Hospital has established such a team, which consists of the following specialists:
The roles performed by each specialist are as follows:
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