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Thyroid Diseases

THYROID PROFILE:

 

                  The thyroid is a 2-inch-long, butterfly-shaped gland weighing less than 1 ounce. Located in the front of the neck below the larynx, or voice box, it has two lobes, one on either side of the windpipe. The thyroid is one of the glands that make up the endocrine system. The glands of the endocrine system produce, store, and release hormones into the bloodstream. 

                 The hormones then travel through the body and direct the activity of the body’s cells. Thyroid disease is a disorder that affects the thyroid gland. Sometimes the body produces too much or too little thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormones regulate metabolism—the way the body uses energy—and affect nearly every organ in the body. 

 

The tests performed to check Thyroid disease are:

  • TSH 
  • T4
  • T3
  • Thyroid antibodies
  • Calcitonin
  • Lipid profile
  • Blood sugar
  • Thyroid Scans 
  • Biopsies