The thyroid gland is one of the most important organs, from the stable operation of which depends on the normal functioning of the nervous system, which is responsible for healthy metabolism. To diseases of the thyroid gland causes a lot of factors, ranging from adverse environmental conditions and lack of iodine in the diet, ending a genetic predisposition and failure of hormonal background. The insidiousness of these diseases is that they are accompanied by General symptoms characteristic of other diseases. Because of this, people suffering from thyroid disease, often go to treat the symptoms of the disease to a cardiologist, neurologist or gynaecologist. In fact, the treatment of the thyroid gland deals with the endocrinologist – a specialist in diseases of the endocrine system.
To access to specialists people make the symptoms. Endocrinologist with timely treatment will help to construct a treatment plan that will relieve not only symptoms, but also on the General causes of the disease. In order to make an accurate diagnosis, an endocrinologist prescribes a comprehensive examination, which must include a thyroid ultrasound and a blood test for thyroid hormones. The analysis may be the deficiency or excess of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). It disturbed hormonal balance becomes the reason of unpleasant symptoms: fatigue, drowsiness, weakness, decreased performance, weight gain, depression. Women may suffer from menstrual irregularities. These symptoms are mistaken for signs of other diseases or normal stress, while they may indicate hypothyroidism. If there is a deficiency of thyroid-stimulating hormone confirmed the results of the survey, the endocrinologist will prescribe the patient medicines containing the desired dosage of TSH. Medications correct hormonal balance and relieve the patient from unpleasant symptoms.
In the case of an excess of thyroid stimulating hormone physician will diagnose hyperthyroidism, which, in contrast to hypothyroidism, is accompanied by increased excitability, irritability, acceleration of metabolism, increased body temperature and tachycardia. If similar symptoms are common, but examination by a cardiologist or neurologist does not yield results, you should consult an endocrinologist to check thyroid function.