The thyroid is part of the endocrine system and is located in front of your neck. Your thyroid produces the thyroid hormone, which regulates metabolism, body temperature and heartbeat, among other things. The most common symptoms that point a thyroid disorder are chronic fatigue, listlessness, feeling anxious for no reason, feeling that your cognitive functions are not sharp, and heart palpitations. The causes of an under or over active thyroid can be genetics, toxins, stress, and nutritional deficiencies. When the thyroid is working inefficiently,your primary care provider may refer you to an endocrinologist.
Our team of board certified team of endocrinologists specialize in evaluating and treating thyroid disorders. The most common disorders associated with the thyroid gland include:
- Hypothyroidism; most commonly Graves disease
- Goiters (enlarged thyroid)
- Thyroid cancer
- Thyroid nodules,cysts or lumps
- Thyroid treatment during pregnancy