Thyroid Conditions in Long Island, NY
Thyroid conditions cause a range of symptoms, varying from mild to severe. Fortunately, people living in Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York can have their thyroid conditions treated by Eunice E. Park, MD, a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose, and throat (otolaryngology) specialist.
What are Thyroid Conditions?
The thyroid is a gland located on the front of the neck about halfway between the top of your neck and the top of the torso. Your thyroid is part of the endocrine system that works with the parathyroid, adrenal and pituitary glands to regulate hormones in the body. Hormones are responsible for regulating heart rate, metabolism and every other function in the body. Because the thyroid is so important to overall health and well-being, thyroid conditions can have a significant impact on your quality of life.
Benefits of Treatment for Thyroid Conditions
Treatments for thyroid conditions help regulate hormones in the body to keep your organs functioning properly. The hormone imbalance may also affect your mood and cognitive ability.
What are the Common Symptoms of Thyroid Conditions?
The most common thyroid conditions are hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism is when your thyroid hormones are too low, and hyperthyroidism is when your thyroid hormones are too high. These imbalances affect the other glands in your endocrine system.
Some symptoms of hypothyroidism are:
- Hair loss
- Weight gain
- Reduced heart rate
- Reduced perspiration
- Irregular menstruation
- Muscle and joint pain
You may have hyperthyroidism if you experience:
- Problems sleeping
- Feeling nervous or agitated
- Mood swings
- Enlarged thyroid
- Rapid heart beat
Other conditions that involve the thyroid gland are Graves’ disease (enlarged thyroid) and thyroid cancer.
How are Thyroid Conditions Diagnosed and Treated?
Thyroid conditions may be diagnosed by a physical examination, symptom review, bloodwork and imaging tests. Your family history is also important. Treatment may include medications to regulate the hormone levels or surgery to remove all or part of the thyroid gland. Surgery may be followed by medication to replace the hormones that are no longer produced by the thyroid.
How Much Does Treatment for Thyroid Conditions Cost in Long Island, NY?
Treatment for thyroid conditions may be covered by your medical insurance. We will provide an estimate of your out-of-pocket costs. Our payment options include cash, checks, and major credit cards.
Like other types of hormonal imbalances, diagnosing thyroid conditions can be challenging. Dr. Eunice E. Park is an ENT specialist who provides an accurate diagnosis and offers treatments for thyroid conditions. If you live in Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York, contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.