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The thyroid gland, which is located in the front of your throat, plays an important role in your overall health and the hormonal chemistry of the body. This includes body temperature regulation as well as the function of several different organs.

Typical symptoms of a thyroid issue include pain in the throat, general tenderness, hoarseness, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms could also be misleading. So, if you have any thyroid concerns, you should not delay in calling 985-384-7173 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Tomas Birriel MD to schedule an appointment at his Morgan City, Louisiana, clinic.

With timely professional diagnosis, some thyroid issues can be managed with prescription medication, continued monitoring, and minor lifestyle modification.

Thyroid surgery might be required if you have developed nodules. This could include cancerous or benign thyroid nodules that are causing medical issues or that have grown large enough to cause discomfort. Surgical intervention could also be called for to deal with a large thyroid gland, which is also known as goiters, or an overactive thyroid condition.

If surgical intervention is required, Dr. Birriel will determine how much of the thyroid needs to be removed. After treatment, you might experience a sore throat for a few days. Dr. Birriel will discuss any other postoperative care requirements.

If you have any thyroid concerns, you should not delay in calling 985-384-7173 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Tomas Birriel MD at his Morgan City, Louisiana, clinic.