The thyroid gland creates thyroid hormones with iodine from your food to keep the body's metabolism functioning at a satisfactory rate.
A thyroid disorder occurs due to either excess production of hormone resulting in the body using energy faster than it should (hyperthyroidism), or not enough hormone resulting in the body using energy slower than it should (hypothyroidism).
The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck, which regulates metabolic processes.
Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces less hormones. This can happen due to iodine deficiency or Hashimoto’s Disease, an autoimmune disorder.
Another thyroid disorder is hyperthyroidism, in which the production of hormones is too high. This may be caused by Grave’s Disease or a hyperactive thyroid gland. Another cause could be certain medications that contain excessive iodine, which disturbs the thyroid gland.
At Saudi German Hospital, we offer a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders. Our team of specialists including endocrinologists, surgeons, and radiologists work together to provide the best care for our patients.
The first step in treating thyroid disorders is to diagnose the condition. This may include a range of tests such as blood tests, imaging studies, and biopsy of the thyroid gland.
Once a diagnosis is made, our team will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. Treatment options may include:
At Saudi German Hospital, we use the latest technology and techniques to provide the highest level of care for our patients. Our state-of-the-art facility and advanced equipment allow us to provide accurate diagnosis and effective treatment for thyroid disorders.
If you have been experiencing symptoms of a thyroid disorder or have been diagnosed with a thyroid disease, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible to prevent further complications. Contact Saudi German Hospital to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists today.