This kind of condition involves swelling and inflammation of the thyroid gland. Subacute Thyroditis is caused by a disorder caused in the respiratory tissues or due to an infection. This is a very rare situation which is also caused by a viral infection. Sometimes diseases like mums or influenza also cause this disorder. This condition normally occurs in women who are in their mid thirties and forties.
The basic symptoms for this disease include fatigue, painful gland enlargement, fever, weakness, nervousness, tremor, sweating, diarrhea, heat intolerance, difficulty in swallowing, sweating, palpitations, voice hoarseness, constipation, cold intolerance, weight loss, depression, stiff neck, constant pain. This thyroid gland will certainly get back to its normal position but sometimes the cases might turn permanent.
Most often laboratory tests are considered to understand the level of T4, T3, TSH, low serum, high erythrocyte sedimentation, low radioactive iodine uptake, low levels of antithyroid antibodies. A biopsy is usually not recommended but a certain inflammation display can curb this situation. The treatment recommended by doctors will ensure a pain-free and inflammation free hyperthyroidism.
Sometimes medications such as aspirin will also help to curb the situation. This illness can last for a week or a month. Sometimes long-term conditions takes time to improve will take months to calm down. It differs from patient to patient. Everybody undergoes different symptoms. Other methods of treatments include steroids, beta blockers, thionamides, antithyroid drugs etc. In case this disorder cannot be controlled it might lead to situation called permanent thyroidism.
In other cases there can also be a relapse of this treatment. You can call your health care provider in case you face symptoms which are similar to symptoms of hypothyroidism. Sometimes patients need to be surrounded by family and relatives who will understand the patient and turn a happy ear to every mood.
You could also read on this topic in detail or get counseled by your doctor who will give you alternative treatment options that can make your happy. Try to remain stable and calm and if possible talk to other patients and read testimonials of its cure. Most of the times the doctor will give you hope that this disorder will not relapse.