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The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck that produces several hormones that primarily affect metabolism, which is the way your body uses energy. Your thyroid is a critical part of your endocrine system and controls how fast your body burns calories and how fast your heart beats, among other functions.
There are several problems associated with the thyroid, including:
Women are more likely than men to develop thyroid problems, and it can cause issues with the menstrual cycle, getting pregnant, or health issues for both mother and baby after pregnancy. If you’ve been diagnosed with anemia or have type 1 diabetes, your risk of thyroid problems is higher.
Disease symptoms can vary markedly depending on what kind of problem you have. Because your thyroid affects your entire body, the symptoms manifest in numerous ways.
Hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid) involves the following symptoms:
Hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid) causes symptoms like:
Thyroiditis (an inflamed thyroid) may cause:
Thyroiditis often occurs following a viral infection such as flu or measles.
If you experience any of the symptoms of a thyroid disorder, Dr. Shafipour orders blood tests to measure the levels of thyroid hormones in your blood, in addition to performing a physical exam and discussing your symptoms with you. He may also order a test that uses radioactive iodine to understand how the thyroid is responding to stimulation, or an ultrasound to gain a view of the gland itself, especially if nodules are present.
We accept major PPO plans and Medicare insurance plans. We also offer affordable options for those without insurance or with High Deductible insurance plans. We are not on network with any HMO plans or medi-cal. Below is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office with any questions.
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