13 August, 2019
Thyroiditis is a group of thyroid diseases primarily characterised by an inflamed thyroid. This term encompasses a wide range of entities. From rare acute infectious thyroiditis, subacute lymphocytic thyroiditis or drug-induced inflammation, to the more common chronic autoimmune thyroid inflammation or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
22 October, 2018
The importance of studying a thyroid nodule lies in being able to gauge the nature thereof; i.e., we are concerned whether it is benign or not. Once we have this information, we can plan the course of action to take. Nowadays, we have highly reliable and specific thyroid nodules diagnostic tests. Let us see what they are and how they work… Leer más…
13 June, 2018
As we have mentioned previously, levels of thyroid hormone/levothyroxine need to be adequate after thyroid surgery. In spite of physicians seeing patients periodically for follow-up of symptoms and testing, primarily with thyrotropin (TSH), in some patients, TSH levels will remain slightly elevated on apparently correct doses of thyroid hormone. These patients, with low levothyroxine or high TSH levels, experience the unpleasant symptoms of postoperative or subclinical hypothyroidism.