Recognizing, managing, and treating the symptoms of thyroid problems can seem like a difficult and daunting task. At the Thyroid Surgery Center of Excellence in Los Angeles, our world-renowned doctors use the most technologically advanced and minimally invasive treatment methods available to conquer thyroid disorders and get you back to normal as quickly as possible.
If you suspect you are experiencing thyroid problem symptoms, it’s important to contact our medical center to schedule an appointment with an expert, board certified surgeon today.
Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism
Two of the more common thyroid disorders, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, occur when your neck glands are not producing the amount of hormones that your body needs, and could be indicative of an underlying condition such as Hashimoto’s or Graves’ Disease. In patients with hyperthyroidism, the neck glands are producing too much thyroxine or triiodothyronine, often causing important body processes to speed up. Adversely, patients with hypothyroidism are not producing enough hormone, thus causing certain body processes to slow down.
While the prevalence and type of symptoms of these problems can vary from patient to patient, people with hyperthyroidism may experience some or all of the following symptoms:
- Rapid heartbeat and/or difficulty breathing
- Excessive sweating and feeling hotter than normal
- Unexplained hair loss
- Feeling shaky, nervous, or anxious
- Unexplained weight loss
Because of the toll untreated hyperthyroidism will take on your body, call your doctor to schedule an appointment if you are experiencing any of these symptoms. Most cases of hyperthyroidism are easily treated with medication.
Adversely, hypothyroidism may produce any or all of the following symptoms:
- Dry skin and brittle nails
- Feeling fatigued and weak
- Sensitivity to cold
- Difficulty concentrating, depression
- Unexplained weight gain
- Muscle aches and cramps
Like hyperthyroidism, most cases of hypothyroidism can be treated and regulated with a medication regimen.
Symptoms of Tumors & Nodules
Sometimes small tumors and/or nodules can form on the thyroid gland. Often the growth is a result of hyper- or hypothyroidism, radiation exposure, or family history, but sometimes the cause is unknown. Most nodules are non-cancerous and many people do not even know they have them. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort due to thyroid nodules, it is important to contact an expert surgeon at surgical facility in Los Angeles to discuss cutting-edge, minimally invasive treatment options.
Symptoms that may indicate the presence of tumors and/or nodules include:
- Painful, full feeling in throat
- Difficulty swallowing
- Difficulty breathing
- Symptoms of hyperthyroidism
- Symptoms of hypothyroidism
If you think you may be experiencing discomfort due to nodules, contact the Thyroid Surgery Center of Excellence to schedule a consultation and discuss the minimally invasive endoscopic surgeries available to remove bothersome nodules and tumors.
Symptoms of Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid cancer is an easily treatable cancer in which abnormal cells are growing on your thyroid gland. Many patients do not experience overt thyroid cancer symptoms; rather the cancer is discovered during a routine exam or while treating another condition. The highly respected surgeons at the Thyroid Surgery Center of Excellence in Los Angeles are experts in performing minimally invasive thyroidectomies to remove all or part of cancerous thyroids. Contact our doctors today if you have, or think you may have, thyroid cancer and want some of the best doctors in the nation treating your condition.
While every patient is different, thyroid cancer symptoms may include some or all of the following:
- A lump or swelling in the neck
- Difficulty swallowing
- Pain in the neck
- Hoarse voice
- Wheezing, coughing, and/or difficulty breathing when not sick
The doctors at our surgical center in Los Angeles are experts in treating and removing thyroid cancer through the most cutting-edge techniques using state-of-the-art technology. If you have thyroid cancer, call us today to schedule a consultation with a world-renowne surgeon.
Contact our Surgical Center in Los Angeles to Schedule a Consultation
Thyroid disorders affect millions of Americans each year, but are easily treatable. If you are suffering from a thyroid condition, or are experiencing symptoms of neck gland problems, and you would like to discuss treatment options, call the prestigious Thyroid Surgery Center of Excellence today at (888) 817-1439 . To assure that patients are met with the best service possible, our world-renowned doctors will work with you to answer any questions that you may have and to create the best possible treatment plan for your unique condition.
You don’t have to suffer through neck gland problem symptoms. Contact the experts at the Thyroid Surgery Center of Excellence today.
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