Thyroid Disease Specialist
Restoring Thyroid Health: Solutions for Thyroid Dysfunction
What is Thyroid Dysfunction?
Thyroid dysfunction is when the thyroid gland, which is a small butterfly-shaped gland in the neck, doesn’t work right. The thyroid gland is a key part of controlling the body’s metabolism, growth, development, and different organs and processes.
What Causes Thyroid Dysfunction?
Thyroid dysfunction can be caused by autoimmune diseases, thyroid nodules, some medications, radiation treatments, or not getting enough iodine.
Hypothyroidism vs. Hyperthyroidism
Hypothyroidism happens when the thyroid gland doesn’t make enough thyroid hormones. This slows down the metabolism and causes a number of symptoms, such as tiredness, weight gain, sadness, and sensitivity to cold.
Hyperthyroidism, on the other hand, is caused by too much production of thyroid hormones. This speeds up the metabolism and can cause weight loss, a fast heartbeat, nervousness, and a lack of handling heat.
Thyroid Dysfunction Treatment
At Anodyne Pain and Health Group, we know how thyroid problems affect your health and well-being as a whole. Our team of doctors and nurses are experts at diagnosing and treating thyroid disorders. They offer individualized solutions to improve thyroid health, ease symptoms, and improve the way the body works as a whole.