Thyroid Cysts and Shortness of Breath
The thyroid gland is a small organ of the endocrine system that is located in the neck, just below the Adam’s apple. Often, people suffer from various thyroid conditions that have a negative effect on their health. These conditions can have symptoms that are complete opposites from each other. For example, a person with a thyroid condition might be caused to gain weight, while another person might be caused to lose weight. The first person would be said to be suffering from hypothyroidism, while the second one can be said to be suffering from hyperthyroidism. Other conditions of the thyroid do not deal directly with how it functions, as the other two conditions do, but rather its physiological state. A thyroid cyst grows on the thyroid gland. While often the cyst goes undetected, it can become large enough to cause significantly serious health issues, such as shortness of breath.
The measure at which a thyroid cyst can cause shortness of breath is relative to the size of the cyst. A small thyroid cyst may never cause any problems at all. It is the larger thyroid cyst that is responsible for many troubles. However, there are a lot of different conditions under which a thyroid cyst may grow or not grow. The lack of breath could have been prevented.
There are a great percentage of people who are living with thyroid cysts and are completely unaware. IN fact it is common for a thyroid cyst to go unnoticed until a thorough examination of the neck area by a physician is performed. Depending on the size of the thyroid cyst, living with it might not be harmful to the health of the patient at all. Yet, when the thyroid cyst becomes large, that is when all the problems begin.