SPECIALTIES :: THYROID
There are many symptoms of thyroid disease. Actually, you don’t have to have all the symptoms to have a problem. If you have muscle & joint pain, fatigue, trouble concentrating, weight gain or weight loss, constipation, just to name a few, you need to be screen for thyroid disease.
Our thyroid institute is one stop shop! We have all testing & treatment equipment in house. If you have any thyroid condition, come here. We specialize in diagnosing any & all thyroid conditions & we will develop the best treatment plan for you. What we have available are the capability to do thyroid ultrasounds, thyroid biopsy, radioactive iodine uptake & scan & radioactive iodine treatment. There are many, many symptoms of thyroid disease & let us help you find the one you have.
We will help you get started on thyroid medication to alleviate your symptoms. We believe in the patient & their symptoms even if their results are borderline.
If you already have a known thyroid condition & take medication, we will help you manage your medication.
We are different when it comes to thyroid treatment. We believe in treating the patient & their symptoms while assessing all of their laboratory data. We use the best lab & reference ranges specific & tailored to the patient’s needs. We do not fail to recognize early thyroid disease. We do not fail in recognizing early, the many symptoms of hypothyroidism / hyperthyroidism, or nodules.
If you are being referred to our institute about your thyroid, bring you laboratory data & any medical records if you have them. Don’t be shy on telling us what has worked & what has not worked for you & your thyroid problem.
Please request an appointment to be seen. We will have an opening for you at your convenience.
SOME INFO ON THE THYROID
Your thyroid gland produces hormones that control how quickly the body uses energy, makes proteins, & controls how sensitive your body is to other hormones. Our practice specializes in the diagnosis & treatment of thyroid disorders, including thyroid cancer, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodules, & goiters. We have the advanced capability to perform extensive diagnostic testing including biopsies, ultrasonography, & will soon offer radioactive iodine uptake studies in our office.
Many times thyroid nodules present no symptoms. However, weight loss, nervousness, neck swelling & difficulty swallowing could indicate the presence of nodules
Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)
Symptoms may include: Fatigue, depression or mood swings, irritability, marked weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, brittle nails, constipation, irregular menstrual cycles, loss of appetite, poor concentration, feeling cold.
Hyperthyroidism (Overactive Thyroid)
Symptoms may include: Nervousness or anxiety, irritability, increased perspiration, heart racing, hand tremors, difficulty sleeping, thinning of the skin, fine brittle hair, & muscle weakness—especially in the upper arms & thighs, weight loss, & less frequent menstrual cycles.
As an additional resource for information about the thyroid, please visit: http://thyroid.org/patients/patients
For more information on our thyroid services, call us today at (850)522.5490