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Thyroid management


Thyroid management

About Thyroid management

Thyroid disorders affect more than 12% of people in the United States during their lifetime. At AssociatesMD, with offices in Plantation, Pembroke Pines, Fort Lauderdale, Davie, Weston, Margate, and Dania Beach, Florida, the skilled primary care team offers thyroid management to optimize hormone health and reduce your risk of complications. Schedule an evaluation by phone or request one online today to take advantage of this service.

Thyroid management Q & A

What is thyroid management?

Thyroid management at AssociatesMD involves medical monitoring and treatments for hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and other common thyroid disorders. The thyroid gland is butterfly-shaped and located in the front part of your neck. 

This gland produces thyroid hormone, a hormone responsible for metabolism, mood, digestion, body weight, heart rate, and more.

If thyroid hormone levels are even slightly unbalanced, problematic symptoms can appear. Properly managing a thyroid disorder can prevent unpleasant or dangerous complications. 

What are examples of thyroid conditions?

Examples of thyroid conditions include the following:

  • Hyperthyroidism: too much thyroid hormone
  • Hypothyroidism: too little thyroid hormone
  • Goiter: thyroid gland enlargement
  • Thyroiditis: thyroid gland swelling
  • Thyroid nodules: thyroid gland lumps
  • Thyroid cancer: cancer within the thyroid gland

The cause of thyroid disorders isn’t always clear, but these conditions may appear because of genetics, autoimmune disorders, unhealthy lifestyle habits, or radiation therapy to the neck or head. Women are up to eight times more likely to have a thyroid disorder than men.  

Which symptoms can thyroid management address?

Thyroid management can eliminate or prevent the following symptoms of a thyroid disorder:

  • Weight gain or loss
  • Enlarged neck
  • Appetite changes
  • Fatigue or excessive energy
  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping more than usual 
  • Thinning hair
  • Dry skin
  • Menstruation changes in women 
  • Cold or hot sensitivity
  • Depression
  • Mood changes
  • Irritability 

See the AssociatesMD team at the first sign of thyroid hormone irregularities or if you need treatment after your diagnosis. 

What can I expect during thyroid management?

To determine which thyroid management treatment best suits you, your AssociatesMD provider discusses your medical history and symptoms, completes a physical exam, and may suggest blood testing, an ultrasound, a biopsy, or other diagnostic tests.

Your personalized thyroid management treatment plan depends on the type and severity of your thyroid condition. The AssociatesMD team may recommend:

  • Weight management
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Medications 
  • Radioiodine therapy
  • Thyroid surgery

Many thyroid conditions are treatable with healthy lifestyle habits and medications. It’s helpful to eat a well-balanced diet, exercise regularly, minimize stress, and get enough sleep. Take any medications exactly as directed by your specialist. 

Follow up with your AssociatesMD provider when needed to monitor your hormone levels and ensure your thyroid management treatment is effective.

Schedule a thyroid management evaluation at AssociatesMD by calling the office or requesting an appointment online today.