What is a thyroid nodule?

The thyroid is a tiny, butterfly-shaped organ with great effects. It is the driver and clock of our body and produces hormones that regulate the metabolism and energy balance. If the thyroid itself is out of sync, it can affect all processes in the body.

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Thyroid nodule causes

A cause may be iodine deficiency. If the thyroid gets too little iodine, it grows and enlarges its tissue, to get “enough”. As a result, the thyroid cells and tissue nodules multiply. Nodules may be associated with Hashimoto’s disease, thyroiditis or thyroid cancer.

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Thyroid nodule symptoms

Benign thyroid nodules are either “hot” or “cold” or “normal”. If they are “hot” they tend to produce too much hormones and can deregulate your thyroid function. When they are “cold” they can also impact the thyroid function, especially if they grow big. Results may be hyperthyroidism or hypotyposes.

What are "hot" and "cold" thyroid nodules?

Thyroid nodule treatments

The most recent treatment is echotherapy: echotherapy treats the nodule from the outside. Therefore, no operation theatre or general anaesthesia is necessary and there is no risk of infection. A sedation or different form of anaesthesia might be proposed to anxious or nervous patients.

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If you want to know more about echotherapy and find out if you are eligible for treatment, please contact us. A team of professionals will get in touch with you to answer all of your questions.

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