The thyroid gland – the silent ‘rebel’
The occurrence of thyroid diseases has recently increased considerably. Symptoms of the disease are recognized in many cases only late. In the background of chronic complaints that are slight in the beginning and cannot be explained with other obvious alterations, the disturbance of the hormonal system can be suspected. Among the others, these may include the more and more frequent under- or over-functioning thyroid gland, its inflammatory diseases, parathyroid problems, PCOS (polycystic ovarian disease), and abnormal hormone production of the adrenal and pituitary glands. In case of endocrinological diseases occurring among blood relatives, screening tests has a key importance.
The following symptoms can be suggestive of thyroid dysfunction:
- thyroid enlargement, also known as goiter
- globus sensation
- elevated blood pressure
- fragile hair, hair loss
- sleep disorders
- fast heartbeat
- blunt eyes
- warm, moist skin / dry skin
- difficulty concentrating
- bowel problems
- libido decrease
- menstrual disorders
- feeling cold
- blood lipid problems
The importance of the endocrinological consultation is indicated by the fact that the symptoms may occur without the presence of the disease, so in order to establish the exact diagnosis, medical, laboratory and imaging studies are always recommended.
Warning symptoms, when they are present, it is worth seeing an endocrinologist:
- weight changes
- bowel problems
- hair problems
- blood pressure problems
- mood swings
Want a baby? Do not just concentrate on gynecological examinations!
In many cases, endocrinological consultation is justified before planned pregnancy. For normal development of the foetus, it is essential to have a healthy maternal thyroid function. In the first trimester of pregnancy, the foetus receives the thyroid hormone only from the mother, and then its own thyroid hormone production begins. Recently, maternal thyroid disease has been associated with miscarriage and infertility.
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