THYROID HEALTH

 

Thyroid conditions tend to present themselves with a confusing array of symptoms, so a proper diagnosis can often be its own form of relief. 


Many thyroid conditions can be resolved with medication, but when thyroid surgery is necessary Puyallup Surgical Consultants are here to help.

As you consider the surgery, the potential for scarring may seem intimidating. Puyallup Surgery Consultants’ thyroid surgeons understand this concern and strive to make each procedure a minimally invasive experience. They have developed a well-earned reputation for scar mitigation, so you can look forward to relief from your symptoms without feeling a need to invest in scarves.


The most common thyroid disorder occurs when the organ is underactive, known as hypothyroidism.


Hypothyroid symptoms include:

  • • Fatigue
    • Chills

  • • Depression
    • Weight gain

 

 


 

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These can be treated with thyroid hormone replacement supplements, but other disorders may require surgery, most likely a full or partial thyroidectomy:


  • Thyroid cancer
    • Thyroid cancer is most prevalent in young women, but has excellent odds of recovery

  • Hyperthyroidism (excessive production of thyroid hormones)

    • Symptoms are the exact opposite of hypothyroidism and include anxiety, overheating, weight loss, and trouble sleeping

  • Goiter

    • Non-cancerous enlargement of the thyroid that can  cause trouble swallowing and breathing

  • Nodules

    • Small lumps occurring in an otherwise healthy thyroid

 

 

 

 

Whatever procedure your condition requires, you will likely be able to eat and drink as usual almost immediately and probably be cleared to go home on the same day.
 

Puyallup Surgical Consultants’ endocrine specialists are committed to providing every patient with pre- and post-op support that is thoughtful and transparent. You have come a long way on your journey to complete thyroid health, call us today and we will help you cross the finish line.
 

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