Thyroid Specialist – Orange County
The thyroid is a small gland, but it plays a vital role in many bodily functions. It produces hormones that regulate metabolism, heart rate, and organ function. When the thyroid doesn’t work properly, it can lead to a variety of health problems.
Thyroid Diagnosis and Management
The thyroid produces hormones essential for regulating the body’s metabolism. Metabolism is the process by which the body converts food into energy. Thyroid hormones also control heart rate and organ function.
Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are two thyroid conditions that can cause a variety of symptoms. A deficiency of the thyroid hormone characterizes hypothyroidism, while an overproduction of the thyroid hormone characterizes hyperthyroidism.
Symptoms of hypothyroidism can include fatigue, weakness, muscle aches, weight gain, irregular or heavy menstrual periods, and depression. Signs of hyperthyroidism can include irritability, agitation, poor concentration, and palpitations.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please come and see us to get tested for thyroid disease. Treatment for hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can vary depending on the severity of the condition and the underlying cause. However, both conditions can be managed by an endocrinologist effectively with medication.
OC Sports and Wellness specializes in endocrinology, focusing on thyroid disorders, hypothyroidism, and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, led by expert medical professionals.