Thyroid disorders can often times be misdiagnosed by doctors due to the fact that the symptoms can present themselves in different ways. Symptoms such as hair loss, constipation and dry skin are common indicators of a thyroid problem. Often times these symptoms will be treated individually and will not be connected with a thyroid disorder by the patient’s doctor. It can become troubling to the patient when they go through an entire medial process that may not help the symptom.
What is the Thyroid Gland?
The thyroid is one of the most important glands in the body. Perfect thyroid function is essential for your general health, metabolism and overall sense of wellbeing. The thyroid also influences almost every other organ in the body. Treatment for thyroid issues may include daily medication and regular examinations performed by your doctor.
Thyroid conditions are very common. A person may have an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) or an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) which can cause a variety of symptoms including fatigue, changes in weight, issues with bowel habits, and changes in hair and skin. Nodules of the thyroid occur in 4% to 7% of the general population.
An endocrinologist is a specially trained physician who diagnoses diseases related to the glands and may be better able to identify thyroid disorders and their symptoms. In the field of thyroidology, the fact that the range of normal for thyroid function varies widely is a common problem. This being said, it is important that your physician takes careful note of your medical history and performs a thorough physical examination while also performing special thyroid tests. This will ensure that your thyroid function will be accurately assessed and properly treated.
At Palm Beach Diabetes, our team of physicians have over 150 years of cumulative thyroid experience from the finest institutions in the United States. Throughout the course of your thyroid treatment, our dedicated team of specialists will be available for guidance. Our office is uniquely equipped to treat your thyroid condition with an on site laboratory, state-of-the-art high definition ultrasound machines, same-day diagnostic and screening services, in-house I131 hot lab for the treatment of hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer.