Thyroid Enlargement, Symptoms, And Treatment

Thyroid – an indispensable organ of the endocrine system that produces substances that are responsible for many important processes. That is, it is responsible for the activity of the brain, heart activity, muscle tone, metabolic processes. Therefore, any thyroid problems will sooner or later be reflected in other organs and systems.

It is noted that thyroid disease develops much more often in women than in the stronger sex, and one of the common pathologies is the increase in this organ. Often, this is due to a lack of iodine intake, poor environmental conditions, constant stress, chronic infectious diseases, bad habits. We will find out what are the symptoms of diffuse enlargement of the thyroid gland and the methods of treatment for this diagnosis.

Symptoms of an increase in the thyroid gland

Symptoms of an increase in the thyroid and its hormones are not immediately apparent and depend on the stage of pathology. It is possible to observe changes only with palpation examination, ultrasound or X-ray examination. There are 5 stages of enlargement of the thyroid with such signs:

    1. In the first phase, when the palpation is increased, the gland is not diagnosed, but during swallowing of saliva and food, the patient may feel some discomfort.
    2. In the second stage, the enlarged lobes of the gland are already examined, and their increased isthmus is noticeable.
    3. The third stage is characterized by a visually appreciable size of the organ, which thickened the neck, changing its contours.
    4. The thyroid with the rise in the fourth degree starts not only to move forward but also to the sides. Swallowing functions are considerably hampered.
    5. The hardest stage leads to disfigurement. The trachea and esophagus are traumatized, hindering the swallowing and breathing processes, the voice changes, and the patient feels considerable pain and discomfort.

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The increase in the thyroid can be substantiated by such manifestations as follows:

    • Decrease or weight gain without obvious reasons;
    • Palpitations;
    • Fatigue, tiredness;
    • Irritability;
    • Problems with sleep;
    • Loss and dullness of the hair;
    • Sweat;
    • Irregular menstruation;
    • visual impairment;
    • Trembling of the hands;
    • inexplicable cough;
    • Stool diseases etc.

Treatment with an increase in the thyroid gland

To properly treat this pathology, the necessary diagnostic measures must first be performed, including:

    • a blood test for hormones;
    • Ultrasound;
    • Computer-assisted axial tomography
    • Core scans, etc.

The treatment methods depend on the reasons for the increase in the thyroid gland, stages of the pathological process, comorbidities. It is easy to guess that the most easily treatable enlargement of the thyroid gland is 1 degree, so it is very important to early detection of the pathology. Neglected cases usually fail without surgical treatment.

In most cases, substitution therapy – taking hormone preparations. Also, drugs that inhibit the functioning of the gland can recommend a special diet. One of the modern methods of treatment is radioiodine therapy – the use of radioactive iodine preparations to destroy glandular tissue.

Treatment of thyroid enlargement by FolkMittel can be performed only after diagnosis and with the permission of the doctor. The most effective folk method for the treatment of thyroid disease is the use of an alcohol tincture of cinquefoil white.

Is Hepatitis C Curable

Hepatitis C (HCV) is increasingly found in gay men, especially HIV-positive ones. Unlike hepatitis A and B, there is no vaccine and even a cured disease does not protect against further infection. Thanks to new therapies, however, hepatitis C can today be cured in three months.

Brief information on hepatitis C

    • Hepatitis C is transmitted by blood, for example during sex, but especially when splitting syringes during drug use.
    • Without treatment, the disease often becomes chronic and can have serious health consequences.
    • In most cases, a disease with hepatitis C can be cured with therapy within three months.
    • Unlike hepatitis A & B, where there is no vaccine. You can always get infected with hepatitis C.
    • This is how you protect yourself: Clean syringes during drug use (“sharing nothing”) and gloves when fisting. With long and violent sex is sometimes blood in the game – then protect condoms.

Protection

Hepatitis C is often detected too late and can lead to severe liver damage. She is diagnosed by a blood test. Because hepatitis C is transmitted by blood, you can follow a few simple protection rules.

There is no vaccine against hepatitis C, and even after a cure, you can get infected again. You can protect yourself with the following measures:

Only use your own accessories when using drugs. If blood can be involved in sex practices, gloves protect against fisting or condoms while having sex.

When having sex

    • Do not share sex toys like dildos with others. It is best to always put on a new condom or thoroughly clean or disinfect the toys.
    • When fucking protect condoms, take for each partner a new condom. If you want to fuck without a condom, you should at least take more lube than usual, but less poppers – then it is not so easy to bleed.
    • Do you have more than ten sex partners a year and/or do you have tough sex practices? Check your hepatitis C once a year.

When fisting

    • Use gloves when felling – take a new glove for each new partner. Use a separate lubricant pot for each fist partner.

When substance use

    • If you inject anabolic steroids or other substances, do not share the needle with others. Incidentally, this also applies to razor blades and toothbrushes. Make sure tattoos and piercings are hygienic.
    • Do you take cocaine or speed, just pull your line through your own tube. Coke and speed attack the nasal mucosa and lead to minor bleeding there – a tiny amount of blood on the tube is enough for infection with HCV!

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How is Hepatitis C transmitted?

The hepatitis C virus is transmitted by blood. Even the tiniest traces of blood, which may not be visible at all, can lead to an infection.

Transmission during sex is rare in HIV negatives. The risk is probably increased when it comes to bleeding during sex, for example when fisting or violent, long fucking. HCV-containing blood could also be transmitted in the joint use of toys or in group sex, if one guy have sex or fists several others (with or without a condom).

Infections occur especially when injecting drugs such as ketamine, crystal, or heroin, but also when snorting (injecting drugs through the nose) when splitting syringes or other accessories such as tubes: HCV can “survive” in blood leftovers for up to three weeks,

Symptoms

In more than three-quarters of cases, acute hepatitis C is not noticed at all, which means that there are no or only mild symptoms or complaints. In about 10 to 20% of cases, flu-like symptoms occur, sometimes it can also cause yellowing of the eyes and skin. Usually, hepatitis is discovered but only at a blood test.

About three-quarters of the infections become chronic. Most chronic hepatitis C infections run for years or decades asymptomatic or symptom-poor (with fatigue, abdominal pain, fatigue, and recurrent transient elevations in liver function), and even chronic hepatitis can heal spontaneously.

In about one-third of untreated chronic infections, there is an aggressive course with a connective tissue remodeling of the liver (fibrosis), in about 20 percent of infected people after years or decades to cirrhosis with increasing loss of liver function and increased risk of liver cell cancer.

How is hepatitis C treated?

Since acute hepatitis C infection in most cases does not cause disease symptoms, it often goes unnoticed and subsequently untreated.

Hepatitis C is curable in most cases within three months of therapy. Since 2014 there are new drugs that are well tolerated. One tablet is taken once a day.

Important: Every chronic hepatitis C infection should be treated! Sooner or later, the virus will damage the liver.

The therapy is carried out by specialized doctors. These are e.g. HIV specialist practices and physicians for gastrointestinal diseases (gastroenterologists).