thyroid question?

my dad took a thyroid test at the doctors and its came back abnormal and they found a lump on his neck.. what does this all mean? should i be worried? can anyone tell me more about thyroids

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  • airadine@swbell.net

    There is a lot to this and you will need to read, read, read, read to learn even the basics but in short the "lump" isn’t like a cancer lump so don’t let that scare you.

    It’s probably Grave’s desise and when they begin to treat him, that will go down.

    There are two types of thyroid condition — to much thyroid and to little. To make things easy people tend to say to much thyroid = skinny and to little = fat, but that’s far from true. There are so many inbetweens.

    But what is important to know that to much or to little of anything is very serious and it can kill you.

    To much thyroid means your body is working overtime and you could die from any of a number of organ failures but before that you would probably go into a thyroid storm, which is really bad too.

    To little and that means your body doesn’t have enough to control the basic functions in your body and that obviously is really bad too.

    To low can be major weight gain, hair loss, organ failure, MAJOR MASSIVE mood swings which brings on family stress and drama that isn’t needed. But it can also bring on a mental breakdown, so much so that the person has to be put in the loony bin for lack of a better word. :p

    But seriously, take this issue very serious. Thyroid conditions are so extremly common, that we often forget how dangerous and deadly they can be.

    As for his treatment it’s typically easy to handle and not much concern as long as he will take his pills!

    To much = kill thyroid gland first and then 1 pill a day for the rest of his life. Goes in to have testing of levels about once a year to have that pill level adjusted up or down and that’s it.

    If it starts out low then they just give you the 1 pill a day for the rest of his life. Same as with high.

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