Self-diagnostics of thyroid diseases
Some signs of thyroid disease can be seen with the naked eye. Under normal condition, the body should not be visible, if the thyroid is excreted in the neck, it may signal the development of endemic goiter. The reason for this disease is lack of iodine in the body. To check this fact is very simple – just apply on feet iodine mesh and leave overnight. If in the morning there is not a single trace of iodine, the body is experiencing a deficiency.
In graves ' disease associated with increased function of the thyroid gland, the human eyeball bows forward. Don't miss this exophthalmia is simply impossible. In this case, you need a complex treatment aimed at reducing the production of hormones in the body.
However, at the initial stage of the disease rarely manifested in appearance, that is why it is also important to pay attention to their own health. Irregularities in the thyroid can cause depression, irritability, tearfulness and General mood swings. Quite often, the patient suffers from sleep disturbance, a sharp decrease or increase in appetite, fatigue, palpitations, sweating and changes in weight.
The failure of hormonal background often leads to reduced libido and menstrual irregularities. In diseases of the thyroid gland may be feeling suffocation in the neck, especially when wearing turtlenecks or scarves.
Diagnosis of the disease thyroid medication way
If any of the above symptoms you should immediately consult a doctor-endocrinologist. Moreover, when the thyroid painful to palpation or appreciable. Based on the patient's complaints and his examination, the doctor will recommend the necessary tests. Usually it is common and biochemical blood analysis, urine analysis, ultrasound or x-ray examination, determination of the activities of the Achilles reflex, the quantities of iodine and thyroid hormones. Sometimes, the patient takes a puncture of a thyroid gland, doing electroencephalography and electrocardiography.
Only by results of researches the doctor can appoint the appropriate treatment. Self-selection and acceptance of drugs for diseases of the thyroid gland is not valid, because they not only may not help, but lead ultimately to serious disorders in the body.