Treating the Root Cause of Hyperthyroidism
There are several treatments available for hyperthyroidism. The best approach depends on many factors, including your age and health.
At Enlightened Medical Care, we seek out the underlying cause while considering your lifestyle preferences and then decide the best treatment path forward for you.
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How Does My Thyroid Affect My Health?
Your thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck. It makes hormones that control the way the body uses energy. These hormones affect nearly every organ in your body and control many of your body's most important functions. For example, they affect your breathing, heart rate, weight, digestion, and mood.
Thyroid diseases cause your thyroid to make too much or too little hormones.
Different Thyroid Diseases Include (but are not limited to)
Goiter is an enlargement of the thyroid gland
Hyperthyroidism happens when your thyroid gland makes more thyroid hormones than your body needs
Hypothyroidism happens when your thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormones
Thyroid nodules, lumps in the thyroid gland
Thyroiditis, swelling of the thyroid