Specialist of nuclear medicine
Polyclinic Terme offers full range of diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities for thyroid diseases. Nowadays, thyroid diseases are very common and can be divided into two groups: an irregular function and an irregular imaging of thyroid gland. Irregular function of thyroid gland can cause following signs and symptoms:
Hyperthyreosis – a medical condition when a thyroid gland overproduces thyroid hormones.
When thyroid gland is overactive, the most frequent signs and symptoms are:
- fast heart beat during periods of rest
- weight loss
- increased sweating
- body tremor and fatigue
- frequent stools
- irregular menstrual periods
Hypothyreosis is a medical condition when thyroid gland is underactive and the production of thyroid hormones is inadequate.
When the hypofunction of thyroid gland is present, the most common signs and symptoms are:
- slow heart rate
- problems with memory
- swollen eyelids
- weight gain
- dry skin
- hair loss
- thin nails that break easily
- lump in the throat
If the signs and symptoms are severe, it is more likely that a patient will contact medical doctor early and start with the necessary treatment. Still, these signs and symptoms often remain unrecognized for several years because they are hard to recognize and untypical for thyroid disease, so the treatment often starts late.
- examination by a medical specialist
- thyroid ultrasound
Beside the basic clinical examination and tests in case of thyroid disease, it is possible to conduct clinical examination by a medical specialist and an ultrasound examination of lymph nodes in the neck, axillary (underarm) and inguinal (groin) regions.
Examination by a medical specialist is especially important in:
- salivary glands diseases
- enlarged neck lymph nodes in children and adults
- clinical follow-up of the neck after operation of tumors in otorinolarigology region
- Follow-up of clinical status of lymph nodes in the neck, axillar and inguinal regions, as a method of follow-up of the treatment in patients with Hodgkin and Non- Hodgkin disease and in patients after melanoma surgery.