The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland within the neck that releases hormones based on signals from the pituitary gland. The thyroid uses iodine to make hormones which are used throughout the body to control metabolism.
Thyroid conditions usually involve either changes in the production of hormones or the structure of the thyroid gland. Common conditions includes:
Symptoms of Thyroid Gland Dysfunction
Depending on the condition, symptoms can appear as:
- Lumps or swelling in the neck
- Noticeable change in body temperature
- Increased or slowed heart rate
- Unintentional weight loss or gain
Diagnosis and Treatment Thyroid Conditions
Our team of board-certified endocrinologists works with your primary care physician to create a personalized care plan for your thyroid issues. We take a multidisciplinary approach that can involve the departments of ophthalmology, nuclear medicine and surgery, to determine the best therapies for relieving your symptoms and returning proper thyroid function.
If a diagnosis of thyroid nodules or cancer is made, we collaborate with specialists within pathology, surgery and radiation oncology to provide patients with access to the latest laboratory tests and imaging technology to determine the best treatment options based off of your individual needs.
For More Information
For more information on the thyroid gland and its related conditions, please call 847.663.8540.