Advanced Thyroid Treatment in New York City

Thyroid Treatment New York

As Board Certified Endocrinologists, our team specializes in managing thyroid diseases in New York. Patients can exhibit various symptoms, including thyroid nodules or signs of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Our responsibility is to thoroughly investigate and understand each individual's thyroid function to provide tailored treatments.

Understanding Thyroid Disease in New York

Thyroid disease encompasses a range of conditions resulting from the abnormal function of the thyroid gland, which is located just below the Adam’s apple in the neck. Despite its small size, the thyroid is crucial for various bodily functions, including metabolism and heart rate regulation. Individuals diagnosed with thyroid disease may produce either excessive or insufficient thyroid hormones, leading to symptoms such as weight fluctuations, irregular heartbeat, and poor heat regulation. Thyroid nodules can also form around the gland. Although most nodules are benign, it is essential to have them evaluated by a seasoned endocrinologist to exclude the possibility of thyroid cancer.

Frequency of Thyroid Level Testing

The American College of Physicians previously advised that women over 50 undergo thyroid testing every five years. However, since thyroid disease can affect individuals of any age, testing may be warranted much earlier based on symptoms and risk factors.

Available Tests for Thyroid Disease in New York

Following a detailed medical history and physical examination, our physicians devise a tailored testing schedule based on the suspected thyroid disease. This often includes blood tests to measure TSH, T3, and T4 levels, as well as autoimmune tests for thyroid antibodies, which can indicate conditions like Hashimoto’s or Graves’ disease.
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We offer comprehensive diagnostic testing at our New York office, including:

Does an Enlarged Thyroid Cause Pain?

The thyroid gland may become enlarged for various reasons, often referred to as a goiter. Swelling does not necessarily indicate thyroid cancer, nor does it mean the individual has hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. These conditions may or may not be associated with thyroid enlargement. Generally, an enlarged thyroid is not painful. However, thyroiditis, which involves inflammation of the thyroid gland, can cause discomfort and should be evaluated by an endocrinologist.

Treating Hyperthyroidism in New York

Treatment for hyperthyroidism varies based on the underlying cause. Graves' Disease, an autoimmune disorder, can be managed with medications, radioactive iodine therapy, or surgery. Toxic nodules causing hyperthyroidism are often treated with radioactive iodine. Accurate diagnosis is crucial, which involves blood tests, physical examinations, and thyroid ultrasounds, all available at our New York office.

Preventing Thyroid Disease in New York

To prevent thyroid issues, it is advisable to avoid foods that can interfere with thyroid hormone production. Individuals with Hashimoto’s disease should avoid gluten, and limiting soy protein isolate found in various soy-based foods can benefit overall thyroid health.
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Understanding Hypothyroidism in New York

Hypothyroidism is a prevalent thyroid condition characterized by insufficient hormone production. Symptoms may include fatigue, weight gain, and depression. Conversely, hyperthyroidism involves excessive hormone production, causing symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, anxiety, and insomnia. If you experience symptoms indicative of thyroid problems, it is essential to undergo testing and evaluation.

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Causes of Hypothyroidism in New York

Thyroid disease in New York can be linked to underlying autoimmune disorders. Research indicates that individuals with a family history of thyroid or autoimmune diseases are at higher risk for developing thyroid conditions.

Complications of Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism can lead to several complications, including:
  • Mild depression
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Increased levels of LDL cholesterol
  • Infertility in severe cases
  • Goiter (enlarged thyroid gland)
Conversely, hyperthyroidism can cause:
  • Heart arrhythmia
  • High blood pressure
  • Cardiac dilation (enlarged heart cavities)

Treating Thyroid Disease in New York

Treatment plans for thyroid disease in New York are tailored to each patient. Individuals may have fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, or other symptoms despite normal thyroid function tests but positive for Hashimoto’s antibodies.
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We offer personalized diet and nutrition recommendations and thyroid medications, based on each clinical situation in New York. Recognizing the complexity of thyroid diseases, we prioritize listening to our patients' concerns to identify underlying issues and appropriate treatments.

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