NorthShore University HealthSystem Chats NorthShore Physician Chats.Copyright 2017 NorthShore University HealthSystemIs It Really Your Thyroid? with Dr. Herman Blomeier<p>The thyroid, a butterfly shaped gland in the throat, is not big, but plays a major role in how the body works. This small gland controls hormones that regulate metabolism, temperature, heart rate and much more. It’s also become a particularly popular topic for discussion for those having trouble gaining and losing weight, or regulating levels in their bodies. How can you tell if the thyroid is the cause of your problems? Ask <a title="Herman Blomeier, MD" href="" target="_top">Dr. Herman Blomeier</a>, NorthShore <a title="Endocrinology" href="/link/0d9b3d877cb74048a07a9791cdbaba2e.aspx" target="_top">endocrinologist</a>, who will be taking questions on thyroid disorders, how they’re diagnosed and ways to manage them.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/link/00f4efc4e8bf4221927ffb626bda04b1.aspx" height="480" width="720" /></p>, January 26, 2017Don’t Get Defeated by Discomfort: Chronic Pelvic Pain with Dr. Frank Tu<p>Many women believe that the frequent pain or discomfort they feel will eventually go away on its own, or that it isn’t severe enough to see a doctor. In truth, chronic pelvic pain is a common issue that can be a symptom of a more prevalent condition, such as menstruation, endometriosis, fibroids and more. That does not mean that women must suffer in silence. <a title="Frank Tu, MD, MPH" href="" target="_top">Dr. Frank Tu, MD, MPH</a>, Director of <a title="Obstetrics and Gynecology" href="/link/81f9cccaa52243e8aeb460465858a35d.aspx" target="_top">Gynecological Pain and Minimally Invasive Surgery</a>, leads NorthShore’s continued research on this topic, and he will be sharing his expertise and answering questions about chronic pelvic pain, including insight into its related conditions, as well as the latest available in diagnosis and treatment.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/link/04701db840e7418ea54c7a39f16c77fb.aspx" height="480" width="720" /></p>, March 17, 2017