Aasaan Health Thyroid Center
Welcome to the Aasaan Health Thyroid Center. We’re here to help you treat thyroid diseases including hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto’s (positive thyroid antibodies), Thyroid nodules, Goiter Thyroid cancer, Thyroid in pregnancy. Diagnosis and treatment are key to managing thyroid disease and our experts will work with you to form a comprehensive treatment plan.
Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
Hypothyroidism, or under active thyroid disease, refers to any state in which a person’s thyroid hormone production is below normal. There are many disorders that result in hypothyroidism such as autoimmune disorders, thyroid removal, prescription medications, pituitary disease, and iodine deficiency.
Hypothyroidism (under active thyroid)
Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid overproduces hormones. Graves’ disease, caused by a generalised overactivity of the thyroid gland, is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. Some common symptoms of hyperthyroidism are fatigue, weakness, weight loss, increased bowel movements and heat intolerance.
Hashimoto’s (positive thyroid antibodies)
Hashimoto’s disease is a condition in which your immune system attacks your thyroid, a small gland at the base of your neck. Inflammation from Hashimoto’s disease, also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, often leads to an under active thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), primarily affecting middle-aged women but also can occur in men and women of any age and in children.
Thyroid nodules are solid or fluid-filled lumps that occur in the thyroid, the gland at the base of the neck responsible for regulating metabolism, growth and development and body temperature. Thyroid nodules are very common and usually don’t cause any symptoms. Most people with a nodule, or small lump, on their thyroid gland don’t even realise they have one. Some nodules may become big enough create discomfort or difficulty when you breathe or swallow.
Most commonly, these abnormal growths of thyroid tissue do not produce any symptoms whatsoever.
A goiter is an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland, which is a butterfly-shaped organ located at the base of your neck. You can develop a goiter if your thyroid gland is producing too much of its hormones (hyperthyroidism), too little (hypothyroidism), or a normal amount of hormones (euthyroidism).
Thyroid in pregnancy
Physiologic changes during pregnancy produce minor fluctuations in maternal thyroid function. Additional stresses, most notably thyroid autoimmunity or iodine deficiency, exacerbate alterations in thyroid function and, in some women, result in maternal and/or fetal hypothyroidism.