Thyroid Disease

The thyroid is a gland that produces hormones responsible for many bodily activities. When this area becomes faced with issues, such as thyroid disease, it can cause problems for the rest of your body as well. While women are more likely to suffer from this, men too can develop thyroid disease. At New York Medicine Doctors, our team can monitor the health of this gland and offer treatment to keep you healthy when necessary.

Common Types Of Thyroid Disease

Thyroid disease is an overarching term that encompasses a wide range of ailments that can affect the thyroid. At New York Medicine Doctors, we are well versed in this area. We’ll work diligently to diagnose and treat the most common forms of thyroid disease, which include the following:

  • Hypothyroidism.
  • Hyperthyroidism.
  • Thyroiditis.
  • Thyroid nodules.

What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Thyroid Disease?

As previously stated, there are several issues you may be facing when dealing with thyroid disease. Because of this, there are also many symptoms you need to watch out for. Our team can help you identify these symptoms, which can include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Muscle weakness.
  • Unexpected weight gain or loss.
  • Feeling hot or cold.
  • Mood swings.
  • Irregular heartbeats.
  • Problems swallowing or breathing.

What Treatment Methods Are Available?

What type of treatment is utilized by our team will depend on the type of thyroid disease you are suffering from as well as the severity of your symptoms. In some cases, medications will be enough to correct the issue and get you back to full strength. However, in more severe circumstances, growths surrounding the thyroid, or the thyroid itself may need to be removed to allow for a full recovery. No matter what is required, we’ll be here for you from start to finish.