Thyroid Disorders  

Problems in the thyroid gland can present with a lump or with generalised swelling of the gland (goitre). Sometimes however only the function of the gland is affected without a change in structure. The gland can produce too much thyroxine (hyperthyroidism) or too little thyroxine (hypothyroidism. The symptoms of altered thyroid function can include:

Fatigue.

Weight changes

Hair loss

Heat/cold intolerance

Palpitations

Muscle and Joint Pains, Carpal Tunnel/Tendonitis Problems.

Neck Discomfort/Enlargement

Skin Changes

Depression and Anxiety.

Bowel Problems

Menstrual Irregularities and Fertility Problems

Diagnostics

Blood tests, fibreoptic endoscopy, ultrasound, fine needle aspiration, CT, thyroid uptake scans