I have a neck swelling TSH is 13.2. At present I am taking thyronom 50mcg and swelling is not reduced.
Swelling in the neck is related to the thyroid gland in your case. Thyroid is a small gland located in front of the neck. It is the small gland but has the important work of metabolism in the body. It secretes thyroid hormone, T3 and T4 and TSH. Any disturbance in these hormones, affect the various body functions.
Iodine is needed by the thyroid to do its job. We get iodine from the food we eat.Around 1/3 of the iodine is stored in the thyroid gland. Thyroid makes it possible to combine iodine and tyrosine to form thyroid hormone.
When the thyroid is under active it is called hypothyroid state. Symptoms of hypothyroidism are:
- People will feel lethargic, and depressed.
- Weight gain even though eating less.
- Dry skin, hair loss, poor memory.
- Slow puberty developments.
- Irregular menses.
- Non pitting edema in the legs.
Hasimoto’s thyroiditis is more common in pubertal age. It is an autoimmune disease and is the cause of hypothyroidism in young. It may also affect adults. In this condition the cells of the thyroid gland are attacked by the immune system of the body.They do not allow the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormone in sufficient quantity. This makes the thyroid to work hard to produce hormones, while doing so thyroid gets enlarged and the condition is called goiter.
Hypothyroidism can be successfully treated by hormone replacement therapy. It needs regular hormonal levels check ups at least 3 times in a year. Physician should be consulted if there is any hormonal change even after taking hormonal therapy.
Generally the treatment of hypothyroidism will decrease the size of the goiter, if the thyroid enlarges or if the size does not decrease, then surgery can be thought of.
Iodine containing food can be consumed like use of sea salt, sea weeds. As iodine deficiency is known to cause hypothyroidism.
As your TSH level comes to normal there are chances of the swelling to get reduced.
You can alter the dosage of your medicine after taking advice from your doctor.