Is There a Link Between PTSD & Thyroid Disease?

June is celebrated as National PTSD Awareness Month. The American Psychological Association determines PTSD as an anxiety disorder that develops in certain people following severely stressful events such as combat, crime, accidents, or natural disasters. Although trauma is the fundamental cause, it is the overwhelming symptoms that may allow the disease to be diagnosed. What […]

Celebrate Men’s Healthcare Week with Thyroid Disease Education

This week we celebrate National Men’s Healthcare week with Thyroid Disease Education, the week of Father’s Day weekend. How fitting is that? There is no better way to celebrate fathers and men alike than to encourage them to take care of their health. Thyroid disease in men can have similar symptoms to those of a […]

What is a Goiter? The Symptoms & Treatment Options

Goiter is a condition that causes the thyroid gland to grow larger. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped, small gland situated in the neck below Adam’s apple.  What are the indications and signs of a goiter? The following are the primary symptoms of goiter: A bulge in the front of the neck, below Adam’s apple. […]

Radiofrequency Ablation – A Safe & Effective Treatment for Pediatric Benign Nodular Thyroid Goiter

Thyroid nodules are not only diagnosed in adults but also pediatric population. Nodule development in adolescents is related to excessive thyroid hormone production simultaneously with pubertal development. Besides that, iron deficiency and the thyroid gland’s persistent overstimulation may cause benign nodule development.  There are several factors associated with thyroidectomy, such as laryngeal nerve injury, hypothyroidism, […]

Radiofrequency Ablation Versus Reoperation for Benign Thyroid Nodules that Developed After Previous Thyroid Surgery

Thyroid nodules that are asymptomatic and benign having modest growth can be treated with a non-surgical option. However, nodules that show progressive growth should be treated with surgery. Retrospective research supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission was conducted to compare the clinical results of reoperation […]

Radiofrequency Ablation & Related Unltrasound-Guided Ablation Technologies for Treatment of Benign & Malignant Thyroid Disease

All thermal ablation techniques depend on the destruction of tissue under extreme hyperthermic conditions. There are multiple thermal ablation techniques that differentiate from each other based on methods used and temperature differences. Types of Thermal Ablation Techniques Radiofrequency Ablation An electrode tip having a combination of conduction and frictional heat is used to destroy the […]

4 Best Practices for Treatment of Thyroid Nodules

Thyroid nodules are firm or fluid-filled lumps that occur within your thyroid, a tiny gland located at the base of your neck, slightly above your breastbone. Most thyroid nodules aren’t dangerous and don’t create symptoms and only a small fraction of thyroid nodules are cancerous. You may not know that you have a thyroid nodule […]

Management of Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Injury During RFA of Thyroid Nodule, A Medical Summary

Thyroid RFA (Radiofrequency Ablation) is a safe and minimally invasive treatment option that’s considered the most effective and quick treatment option for benign thyroid nodules. However, since RLN (Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve) is too close to the thyroid gland’s posterior part in the tracheoesophageal groove, it poses a risk of thermal injury during the therapy session. […]

5 Ways to Beat Stress

April has been official Stress Awareness Month since 1992 and to wrap up Stress Awareness Month we’ve got 5 ways to beat stress. Learning to cope with stress and finding positive ways to deal with it can go a long way in living a healthy, happy life. Before you get much stressed about being stressed, […]

6 Myths About Thyroid Disease

The thyroid is a tiny gland that performs a number of activities, including hormone release. Numerous thyroid abnormalities can affect an individual and cause various health problems. Therefore, let’s take a deep dive into the most prevalent thyroid disease myths you’ve probably heard. 1. Your thyroid is causing you to gain weight This is a […]