Thyroid Medicine in Palmerston North
thyroid medicine specialist
deals with disorders of the thyroid. Thyroid disorders can include an overactive gland, called
, or an underactive gland, called
. Both can result in an enlarged thyroid gland. A
is a small swelling or lump in the thyroid gland. Sometimes surgery is required to remove the thyroid. Surgeries are performed by a
head and neck surgeon
. Sometimes the thyroid is fully or partially removed for cancer treatment or enlargement of the gland. This procedure is called a
. After removal the patient is on thyroid replacement medication for life.
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