Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery

Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery

The treatment of thyroid depends on which type of thyroid is diagnosed, and the effects on the gland and patient symptoms. In some cases, thyroid hormone replacement is used to treat hypothyroidism. The treatment is often tapered off, to determine if the hypothyroidism is permanent and sometimes requires continuous treatment. Painful forms of thyroid are sometimes treated with non- steroidal and anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen or aspirin. For severe or prolonged thyroiditis minimal dose of steroid are used. Thyroid is a gland located at the base of your neck, just below your adam’s apple. It is shaped like a butterfly – each wing or lobe of your thyroid lies on either side of your windpipe. The purpose of your thyroid gland is to make, store and release thyroid hormones into your blood.