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Thyroid Disease

  If you have thyroid issues (hyper or hypothyroidism), Grave’s disease, goiters, etc. properly managing your condition helps prevent serious complications. At our clinic, we offer treatment for both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, as well as offer referrals to specialists such as an endocrinologist to further treat your condition.  Call the office for an appointment or use the online booking feature today.

Thyroid Disease Q & A


What are hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism?

  Hyperthyroidism occurs when your thyroid gland is hyperactive and produces too much of the hormone “thyroxine”.  This can cause your metabolism to speed up, causing unintentional weight loss and rapid heart rate.

Hypothyroidism occurs when your thyroid gland produces too little of the hormone thyroxine.  This often causes your metabolism to slow down, causing weight gain, low heart rate, low body temperature, etc.  This disorder most often affects older women. 


What are the symptoms of hyper and hypothyroidism?

 Symptoms of hyperthyroidism can include:

  • Excess sweating, hunger, fatigue

  • Unexpected weight loss

  • Rapid/irregular heart beat

  • Heat intolerance

  • Hyperactivity/irritability/nervousness

  • Mood swings

  • Abnormal protrusion of the eyes/puffy eyes

  • Insomnia

  • Hair loss

  • Muscle weakness

 Symptoms of hypothyroidism can include:

  • Fatigue

  • Cold intolerance

  • Constipation

  • Dry skin

  • Unexplained weight gain

  • Hair loss/dryness

  • Brittle nails

  • Enlarged thyroid

  • Sexual dysfunction

  • Irregular uterine bleeding in women

How are thyroid diseases diagnosed?

  One of the most definitive ways to diagnose thyroid conditions are through blood tests.  These tests can show if your thyroid is over or underactive by measuring the number of thyroid hormones present in your blood.  The blood will be taken through a vein in your arm and sent to the lab.  One of our providers will then discuss the results and treatment plan if the tests are abnormal.

How are thyroid disorders treated?

  Treatment consists of thyroid hormone replacements.  Your provider will discuss the treatment options with you and/or provide a referral to an endocrinologist in the area if your condition is severe or needs more in-depth treatment.

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