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After a total thyroidectomy, your body will stop producing thyroid hormones so you should no longer have any distressing symptoms. Book online today.
The thyroid gland is a structure in your neck that produces a hormone called thyroxine, which regulates your body's metabolism. Your thyroid gland has become overactive and is producing too many hormones. This is called thyrotoxicosis and can lead to some distressing symptoms such as losing weight, tremors, sweatiness, being unable to cope with heat, difficulty sleeping and eye problems.
Most people make a full recovery and can return to normal activities. The healthcare team will usually arrange for you to come back to the clinic within 4 weeks. Your surgeon will tell you the results and discuss with you any treatment or follow-up you need.
Thyrotoxicosis is a condition caused by an overactive thyroid gland. A thyroidectomy to remove the gland is one of several ways thyrotoxicosis can be treated. To find out more, call us on 0808 101 0337.
Author: Mr Keith Rigg FRCS MD
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Consultant General, Breast and Endocrine Surgeon
MBBCh (Honour Degree) 1994, Master Degree in Surgery 1999, FRCS (Glasgow) Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow 2000, FRCSI Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2001, FRCS (General Surgery) Royal College of Surgeons 2009, CCST General Surgery, 2009, Minimal Invasive Endocrine Surgery IRCAD France Strasbourg 2013.
BMI Woodlands Hospital