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Thyroid & Parathyroid Disorder Treatment

Thyroid and Parathyroid Diagram

Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid. It can be treated with thyroid hormone replacement pills. Hyperthyroidism, alternatively, is an overactive thyroid, which can be treated with:

If you have a lump in that area, it is most commonly a goiter, and if this is what you are experiencing, your doctor will propose a treatment plan based on the results of an examination. He following may be recommended:

Thyroid surgery may be required if one of the following happens:

If it is determined you should have thyroid surgery, the operation will involve removing part or all of the thyroid gland—wherever malignant tissue is found. You would be put under general anesthesia and your surgeon will discuss these options with you beforehand.