IDEA CLINICS is a clinic chain for Diabetes care formed by some of the reputed Endocrinologists across India. Endocrinologists are super specialists in the field of Diabetes and Endocrinology. Our team of specialists work together to create an individualized treatment plan for you.

Our team may include an endocrinologist, Diabetes educator and dietitian They will work closely with you to manage your diabetes effectively. IDEA CLINICS will ensure there is comprehensive screening and if required prompt referral to eye, kidney and foot specialists when needed.

Our approach is holistic

IDEA CLINICS for the first time across India has launched some of the best services for Diabetes care and its complications and has reputation as the most popular service provider. We have integrated care services for Diabetes and its complications and provides the most up-to-date services on par with the rest of the world. IDEA CLINICS has in house labs, pharmacy supported by tele diabetes and home care services.

Idea Clinics Thyroid Services

Hypothyroidism is the name given to the condition resulting from an underactive thyroid gland. This means that the thyroid is not producing enough thyroid hormone for the body’s needs.

Hyperthyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland produces more thyroid hormones than is needed by the body. It is also referred to as thyrotoxicosis, or an overactive thyroid. It can occur if you have:
Graves’ disease – the most common cause: A toxic multinodular goitre (a goitre is an enlarged thyroid gland), A solitary toxic thyroid adenoma (an adenoma is a clump of cells) , Thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid gland) when it is temporary and self-limiting.
It can also occur when too much replacement thyroxine (levothyroxine) is taken as a treatment for an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism).

Hyperthyroidism is a condition where the thyroid produces more thyroid hormones than are needed by the body. It is also referred to as thyrotoxicosis, or an overactive thyroid.

Radioactive iodine – see: Your Guide to Treatment of an Over-Active or Enlarged Thyroid Gland with Radioactive Iodine

Antithyroid drugs – see: Your Guide to Antithyroid Drug Therapy to Treat Hyperthyroidism

Levothyroxine tablets – see: Your Guide to Hypothyroidism. You may also find helpful: Your Guide to Thyroid Function Tests.

Thyroiditis is an inflammation of the thyroid gland. There are four main types of thyroiditis:

  • Viral or sub-acute thyroiditis
  • Postpartum thyroiditis
  • Drug-induced thyroiditis
  • Autoimmune thyroiditis

The first three of these are temporary and the thyroid usually but not always returns to normal. The fourth type can lead to permanent thyroid damage.

Thyroid eye disease is a condition in which the eye muscles, eyelids, tear glands and fatty tissues behind the eye become inflamed. This can cause the eyes and eyelids to become red, swollen and uncomfortable and the eyes can be pushed forward (‘staring’ or ‘bulging’ eyes).

Congenital hypothyroidism (CHT) is a condition resulting from an absent or under-developed thyroid gland (dysgenesis) or one that has developed but cannot make thyroid hormone because of a ‘production line’ problem (dyshormonogenesis). Babies with CHT cannot produce enough thyroid hormone for the body’s needs. The term ‘congenital’ means that the condition is present at birth.

If you are planning a pregnancy you should let your doctor know and ideally have a blood test before you conceive. As soon as you know you are pregnant, and if you are already taking levothyroxine, it is recommended that the dosage is increased immediately by 25-50mcg daily. You should then arrange to have a thyroid function test as soon as possible. Even if your thyroid function test is not ideal at the start of pregnancy, your risk of pregnancy complications is only slightly higher than normal and you will still have a good chance of a successful pregnancy outcome. However, your levothyroxine treatment should be adjusted to normalise your thyroid function as soon as possible. (See: Your Guide to Pregnancy and Fertility in Thyroid Disorders.)

People with thyroid disorders often have emotional or mental health symptoms as well as physical symptoms. This is especially the case for people with hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid), hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid), thyroid related eye disease, or thyroid cancer.

Thyroid cancer is rare and has a high cure rate. The treatment for thyroid cancer is surgery to remove most or all of the thyroid gland, followed by radioactive iodine ablation in some cases. You may need to take levothyroxine (synthetic thyroid hormone) in a slightly higher than normal dose to replace your body’s thyroid hormone production and to stop the cancer from recurring.

A swelling in the neck due to an enlarged thyroid gland is called a goitre. Nodules are lumps in the thyroid gland. Most are harmless but you should arrange an appointment with your doctor as soon as you find a lump or swelling

Surgery is the recommended treatment for several disorders of the thyroid gland. These may include one of the following:

Large thyroid or multi-nodular goitre (a goitre is an enlarged thyroid gland) causing obstructive symptoms of breathing or swallowing difficulties.

The usual blood tests done for thyroid function are TSH, T4 and sometimes T3. A blood sample is taken from a vein in the arm and sent off to the laboratory for analysis. Usually the ‘free’ or active portion of T4 and T3 is measured (i.e., FT4 and FT3). Laboratories use reference ranges to compare blood test results with results in the normal healthy population.

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Our Thyroid Specialist Doctors

Prof. Dr. N. Sudhakar Rao

MBBS, DM - Endocrinology

Prof. Dr. Rakesh Sahay

MBBS, DM - Endocrinology, DNB - Internal Medicine

Prof. Neelaveni

MBBS, MD, DM

Prof Srinivas Rao

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB - Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism

Dr Vrinda Agrawal

MD (FACE, USA) Consultant Endocrinologist

Dr Arun

MD, DM (Endocrinology) Consultant Endocrinologist

Dr.Kalyan Chakravarthy

MBBS MRCP (UK), CCT Endocrinology

Dr Shyam Kalavalapalli

MBBS, MRCP (UK), FRCP - Endocrinology, CCT - Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus

Dr Meher Prasad

MRCP CCT Endocrinology, Consultant Endocrinologist

Dr Kishor

MD, DNB Endocrinology Consultant Endocrinologist

Dr. Pallavi Rao

MRCP Endocrinology Consultant Endocrinologist

Dr. Siddhartha Chakravarthy

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Endocrine Surgeron

Prof. Dr. N. Sudhakar Rao

MBBS, DM - Endocrinology

Prof. Dr. Rakesh Sahay

MBBS, DM - Endocrinology, DNB - Internal Medicine

Prof. Neelaveni

MBBS, MD, DM

Prof Srinivas Rao

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB - Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism

Dr Vrinda Agrawal

MD (FACE, USA) Consultant Endocrinologist

Dr Arun

MD, DM (Endocrinology) Consultant Endocrinologist

Dr.Kalyan Chakravarthy

MBBS MRCP (UK), CCT Endocrinology

Dr Shyam Kalavalapalli

MBBS, MRCP (UK), FRCP - Endocrinology, CCT - Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus

Dr. Siddhartha Chakravarthy

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Endocrine Surgeron

Dr. Pallavi Rao

MRCP Endocrinology Consultant Endocrinologist

Dr Meher Prasad

MRCP CCT Endocrinology, Consultant Endocrinologist

Know more about Thyroid- FAQ's below

  • IDEACLINICS is a specialist diabetes clinic run by Endocrinologists and specialist doctors providing the best care in a patient friendly manner.
  • YES, you can choose the doctor or centre you may want to visit. Please visit our website or call us on 8008166166 or visit our nearest centre.
  • YES, in most places home services can be provided for lab tests, medicine delivery etc. Please check if your area is covered at present by visiting our website or call us on 8008166166 or visit our nearest centre.
  • IDEACLINICS has rolled out the TELEDIABETES services (IDEACALL). Please ring 8008166166 if you have any query regarding Diabetes or appoinments.
  • IDEACLINICS is a outpatient care provider and we do not have facilities to manage emergencies. Please visit your nearest hospital. For advice over phone you can always ring us on 8008166166 for the IDEACALL staff to support.
  • IDEACLINICS has variaous Annual Packages. Please visit our website or contact telediabetes or visit your nearest centre to know more.

Thyroid function tests can be influenced by medications and illnesses. Let the person taking your blood test know of anything that might affect the readings, especially:Any serious illness such as heart attack, infection, trauma, serious liver disease or kidney failure and many more

Surgery is the recommended treatment for several disorders of the thyroid gland. These may include one of the following: Large thyroid or multi-nodular goitre (a goitre is an enlarged thyroid gland) causing obstructive symptoms of breathing or swallowing difficulties

Subtypes of differentiated thyroid cancer

There are several less common variants of papillary and follicular thyroid cancer including Hurthle cell, tall cell, insular, and columnar.

  • At IDEACLINICS we always strive to help you with your diabetes care. However, if you are unhappy about any of our services, we would like to hear and rectify. Please contact our teleservices number or email or comment at the below website link

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