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Thyroid Management

The most common thyroid disorders include hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

Having a thyroid disorder can be both unpleasant and uncomfortable, but these thyroid conditions can be managed if properly diagnosed and treated. At Encompass, an extensive panel of lab work is ordered to evaluate your thyroid. This includes TSH, free and total T3 and T4, reverse T3, and thyroid antibodies (among others). Additionally, our providers have extensive education and experience in treating thyroid disorders and treat patients, not lab work.

  • What is Hypothyroidism?
  • What is Hyperthyroidism?

What is Hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which your thyroid does not make enough of the most important thyroid hormones called triiodothyronine (T-3) and thyroxine (T-4).

Common symptoms include:

What Causes Hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is a form of hormonal imbalance; in this case the thyroid gland is under-productive. Your provider will check for a hormone deficiency before beginning any treatment.

How is Hypothyroidism Treated?

Like hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism can be treated with BHRT. With bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, your doctor can raise your thyroid levels and provide relief.

What is Hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which your thyroid makes too much of the thyroid hormone, called thyroxine. Your thyroid controls your metabolism, and hyperthyroidism can speed up your metabolism to above-normal levels.

Common symptoms include:

How is Hyperthyroidism Treated?

Hyperthyroidism treatment is based around balancing your hormones. Because hyperthyroidism involves an overactive gland, anti-thyroid medications and possibly even thyroid removal surgery (thyroidectomy) are recommended. Surgery is taken only as a last resort, or for those that cannot take hormonal medication.

Is your Thyroid Healthy?

If you think you’re experience the symptoms of a thyroid disorder, it’s best to start treatment right away.Call or reach us online to set up a thyroid consultation.