The thyroid gland is one of the most important glands in the body. A perfectly functioning thyroid glad is essential for your general health, metabolism and overall sense of well-being. In addition the thyroid influences almost every other organ in your body.
Thyroid disorders are very common. In fact, more than 12% of the U.S. population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime. It is estimated that 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. More so, up to 60% of people with a thyroid disease are unaware that they have a condition. Thyroid diseases affect both genders and all ages.
Thyroid conditions, such as an under-active thyroid or an hyper-active thyroid can cause a variety of symptoms such as fatigue, changes in weight, issues with bowel habits, and changes in your skin and hair.
TREATING THYROID DISORDERS
A large problem in the field of thyroidology is that the normal range for thyroid function can vary widely. It is important that your physician take a careful history and perform a thorough physical examination, along with evaluating special thyroid tests. By doing this, your thyroid function can be accurately assessed and properly treated.
The physicians at Palm Beach Diabetes and Endocrine Specialists have over 150 years of cumulative thyroid experience from the finest institutions in the U.S. We have a team of dedicated specialists that will work with you throughout the course of your thyroid treatment.
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