What to Expect in Thyroid Surgery?

Posted on April 10, 2015

The thyroid gland is located on the lower front portion of the neck (Fig 1). It produces thyroid hormone, which simply put, regulates the production of energy in your body. A healthy thyroid gland is shaped like a butterfly, with the right and left lobes connected by a bridge called the isthmus. Depending on the reason for surgery, all or ...



What is a Thyroid Lump or Nodule?

Posted on April 10, 2015What is a Thyroid Lump or Nodule?

The thyroid gland is located on the lower front portion of the neck (Fig 1). It produces thyroid hormone, which simply put, regulates the production of energy in your body. A healthy thyroid gland is shaped like a butterfly, with the right and left lobes connected by a bridge called the isthmus. Nodules or lumps occur commonly in the thyroid ...



Nosebleeds

Posted on April 10, 2015

Nose bleeds (also known as epistaxis) can occur at any age, but most commonly in young children aged 2-10 years and older adults from 50 years onwards. The nose contains many blood vessels originating from both the internal and external carotid arteries. Many of these vessels end at a specific area located on the lower part of the nasal septum ...



Nasopharyngeal Cancer

Posted on April 10, 2015

What is Nose Cancer (Nasopharyngeal Cancer)? Nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) or commonly called ‘nose cancer’, develops in the nasopharynx, an area in the back of the nose toward the base of skull. The nasopharynx lies just above the soft palate, just in the back of the entrance into the nasal passages. NPC is the most common head & neck cancer in ...



Head and Neck Lumps or Masses

Posted on April 10, 2015

Lumps or growths in the head and neck region are very common. The causes for the lumps range from benign (or non-cancerous) to malignant (or cancerous). Examples of benign lumps include enlarged lymph nodes, thyroid cysts and nodules or branchial cysts. Head and neck cancers account for 3 to 5 percent of all cancers. These cancers usually occur in men ...



Common Ear Conditions

Posted on April 10, 2015

Our ears are very important sense organs and often undervalued. They can help us sense danger from unidentified sounds as well as provide pleasure when we listen to soothing music. Symptoms affecting our ears include: Otalgia or ear pain, otorrhoea or ear discharge, hearing loss, ringing sounds and giddiness. It is important not to ignore such symptoms as most ear ...