What are thyroid disorders?
The thyroid gland is found on the neck, and when operating normally, secretes the thyroid hormones that regulate metabolism and development throughout the body. Disorders of the thyroid can result from infection, autoimmune diseases, overproduction of thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism) or underproduction of thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism).
What are the symptoms of hyperthyroidism?
Hyperthyroidism most often affects adult women between the ages of 20 and 50. Symptoms may include anxiety, feeling warm or having a constant sweat, heart palpitations, increased appetite with weight loss, swelling or the appearance of eye bulging, hair loss, hand tremors, and a visually enlarged thyroid (goiter).
What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroidism most often affects older adults, and women most often. Common symptoms include a constant cold feeling (especially in the hands and feet), dry, itchy or pale skin, loss of appetite with weight gain, constipation, hair loss, muscle aches, blurred vision, sleepiness or insomnia, mood swings, decreased sex drive, hair loss and other symptoms of fatigue.
What is the treatment for hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism?
Visit Healthcare Clinic for an assessment, treatment and management of cardiovascular conditions. While we cannot initiate treatment for hyperthyroidism, we can treat previously diagnosed hypothyroidism. After a thorough exam, we may refer you to an endocrinologist or prescribe medications* depending on the severity of your thyroid disorder.
This treatment is available at Healthcare Clinic locations for patients 18 months and older.
If you believe you have a medical emergency, please call 911.
1 Prescriptions written when clinically appropriate. Patients have a choice of pharmacy.
2 Service is available at Healthcare Clinic locations for patients 18 months and older.