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The thyroid glands are vital components of the endocrine system, responsible for regulating hormone levels and metabolic processes in the body.

The thyroid gland, located in the neck, produces hormones that regulate metabolism, energy levels, and growth. Disorders of the thyroid gland, such as hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) or hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), can lead to symptoms such as weight changes, fatigue, and mood disturbances.

Surgery may be necessary to treat certain thyroid disorders, particularly when conservative treatments such as medications or lifestyle modifications have not been effective. Thyroid surgery, known as thyroidectomy, may be performed to remove part or all of the thyroid gland in cases of thyroid nodules, goiter, or thyroid cancer.

At Metro ENT, we utilise advanced techniques such as minimally invasive approaches and intraoperative nerve monitoring to ensure optimal outcomes and minimize risks for our patients. We work closely with each individual to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to their specific needs and concerns, providing compassionate care and support throughout their treatment journey.

Dr Ryan De Freitas

MBBS (Hons), BMedSci, MRCS, DOHNS, FRACS

ENT Surgeon

Common symptoms of thyroid disorders

Include:

  1. Fatigue
  2. Weight changes (unexplained weight gain or loss)
  3. Increased sensitivity to cold or heat
  4. Muscle weakness or tremors
  5. Changes in heart rate or rhythm
  6. Mood swings or irritability
  7. Hair loss or thinning
  8. Dry skin or brittle nails
  9. Constipation or diarrhea
  10. Menstrual irregularities in women

It’s important to note that these symptoms can vary depending on the specific thyroid or parathyroid disorder and the severity of the condition. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s essential to consult a healthcare professional for proper evaluation and diagnosis.