Conditions that stem from the thyroid over or underproducing thyroid hormones.
Graves’ disease - Occurs when the immune system attacks the thyroid, causing hyperthyroidism, sending hormone production into overdrive. Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disorder that can be treated with surgery, medication and/or radiation. If left untreated, Graves’ disease can impact your bone and heart health. Your endocrinologists can diagnose Graves’ disease with a blood test and/or imaging.
Hypothyroidism - This thyroid condition is distinguished by the underproduction of the hormones produced by your thyroid. Your medical provider may prescribe medication that restores thyroid hormone levels back to normal.
Thyroid cancer - Occurs when thyroid cells mutate at an abnormal rate, causing a tumor to form. The main form of treatment is removal of the thyroid gland.
Thyroid nodules — These nodules are formed from thyroid cells growing at an abnormal rate, resulting in a lump. In most cases, the nodules are benign.