Thyroid Health

The thyroid is a gland at the base of your neck. This important part of your body produces hormones that regulate blood pressure, body temperature, heart rate and weight. When your thyroid has problems, many aspects of your well-being can be negatively impacted. Learn more about the thyroid here.

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Thyroid disease: Learn the types, symptoms and treatments

The thyroid gland makes a hormone that regulates metabolism. Sometimes it can make too little or too much of the hormone, resulting in thyroid disease. Find out the types, symptoms and treatments.

Omar El Kawkgi, M.B., B.Ch. By Omar El Kawkgi December 12, 2023

Don't blame your thyroid

The thyroid gland often is incorrectly accused of causing symptoms like weight gain and fatigue. Learn why this tiny gland gets so much blame and which thyroid conditions cause issues.

Jane Korducki MD By Jane Korducki March 30, 2023

What is thyroid cancer?

The number of thyroid cancer cases has been increasing in the past 20 years, mainly due to advancements in imaging techniques that help detect smaller lesions. Get details about types and treatments.

Omar El Kawkgi, M.B., B.Ch. By Omar El Kawkgi March 11, 2022

Care around the kitchen table, thanks to video appointment

Video appointments, a form of telehealth, are seeing more use during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read about one patient's first video appointment experience her advice for other patients.

October 5, 2021

What is Hashimoto's disease?

Hashimoto thyroiditis, also known as Hashimoto’s disease, is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the U.S. Hashimoto’s disease causes chronic inflammation of the thyroid, as antibodies form attacking thyroid cells due to the changes to your immune mechanisms.

September 5, 2017

Thyroid disease diminishes quality of life

The thyroid, a gland at the base of the neck, is a crucial driver of bodily operation. When your thyroid experiences issues, your whole body starts to feel out of sorts — and your quality of life suffers.

February 5, 2015