Edema of the neck after removal of the thyroid gland

Thyroid gland is removed in thosecases when the disease does not lend itself to conservative therapy. For example, if it is a question of diffuse toxic goiter, then treatment is prescribed to suppress excess synthesis of thyroid hormones. But if therapeutic measures do not help, and the doctor suggests an operation. Do not categorically reject it, since after the removal of the thyroid gland the symptoms of the disease will decrease.

In such cases, weigh all the pros and cons. With the refusal of the operation, hormones continue to destroy the human body. And after removal of the thyroid gland, the level of hormones is greatly reduced. If complete removal is carried out, the hormones have nowhere to form and hypothyroidism will develop. But now there are drugs, the reception of which compensates for this condition. They will need to be taken for life, but there will be no health problems.