One solution to treating thyroid disorders, in the form of hypothyroidism (thyroid deficiency) and hyperthyroidism (thyroid excess) and thyroid cancer, is surgery or surgery. The operation aims to remove the thyroid gland marked by a lump in the neck.
After surgery, the patient can be free from thyroid disorders. However, patients should take thyroid medication for the rest of their lives. A thyroid drug called Levotyloxin (L-thyroxine) will replace the hormone function of the thyroid gland (which has been removed during surgery).
“Levotiroksin drug is taken daily as a substitute for thyroid hormone, basically, the thyroid gland plays a role to balance the body’s metabolism, if it is operated, then the thyroid gland is no longer right,” said Chairman of Jakarta Endoctrine Meeting 2017, dr Dante Saksono H, SpPD-KEMD, PhD.
When found in the show “Know Your Hypothyroid, Hyperthyroid, and Thyroid Cancer” at Shangri-la Hotel Jakarta, (25/7/2017), Dr. Dante continued, no side effects Levotiroksin taken lifetime.
Not to forget, patients should frequently conduct periodic checks to monitor their health condition. After surgery, thyroid disorders and thyroid cancer did not recur again.
But we all do not know either, whether the remaining cells of the thyroid gland or not, which could have spread to other organs, added Dr. Dante.