At PRS Thyroid Clinic, Our experts diagnose and treat patients with various thyroid disorders. You will get Comprehensive thyroid care from PRS’s Dedicated Endocrinology Department.
The Department works in an integrated approach with a team of Endocrinologists and Endocrine surgeons ensure precision treatment. We are the only centre in Trivandrum with endocrinologist and endocrine surgeon working in tandem.
Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland fails to produce enough thyroid hormone.As a result the body becomes tired. Every organ system slows, including the brain, which affects concentration; the gut, causing constipation; and metabolism – the rate at which the body burns energy – resulting in weight gain.
The most common cause of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto's thyroiditis, in which the body's immune system attacks the thyroid gland. Other causes include congenital defects, surgical removal of the thyroid gland, irradiation of the gland and inflammatory conditions. The condition is more common in women and people over the age of 50. Other risk factors include thyroid surgery and exposure of the neck to X-ray or radiation treatments.
Hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid produces excess thyroid hormone. The most common cause of the condition is Graves' disease, which accounts for 85 percent of cases. Hyperthyroidism also can result from nodular goiter, or condition in which an inflammation of the thyroid occurs due to viral infections or other causes.
PRS thyroid clinic offers comprehensive consultations and treatments for thyroid conditions, including hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). The best treatment for a patient with hyperthyroidism depends on the underlying cause as well as the severity of symptoms, and may include medications, radioactive iodine therapy or surgical removal of the thyroid.
A goitre is an enlargement of the thyroid gland. A goitre can be smooth and uniformly enlarged, called diffuse goitre, or it can be caused by one or more nodules within the gland, called nodular goitre. Nodules may be solid, filled with fluid, or partly fluid and partly solid. It's possible for an enlarged thyroid to continue functioning well and producing the right amounts of hormones. In fact, most goitres and nodules don't cause health problems. However, goiter can also be a sign of certain conditions that cause the thyroid to produce too much thyroid hormone (called hyperthyroidism) or too little (called hypothyroidism).
PRS thyroid clinic offers comprehensive consultations and treatments for thyroid conditions, including goitre (enlarged thyroid gland) and thyroid nodules. Many goitres and thyroid nodules are harmless, so we often can take a watch-and-wait approach. However, treatment may be necessary for goitres or nodules that are causing bothersome symptoms or health concerns, such as the production of too much or too little thyroid hormone. Additionally, some cases are caused by thyroid cancer, although this is rare. Treatment options include thyroid hormone medication, radioactive iodine therapy and surgery.
Get Comprehensive thyroid care from PRS’s Dedicated endrocrinology department. Our Integrated approach with a team of endocrinologists and endocrine surgeons ensure precision treatment
MBBS, MS (Gen Surgery),
MCH (Endocrine Surgery)
Consultation Time: Saturday 4PM To 6PM