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Thyroid Health

Board Certified Family Medicine Physician in Grapevine, TX

Thyroid Health services offered in Grapevine, TX

The health of your thyroid gland drives your metabolism. If you have an imbalance of thyroid hormones, Saba Shabnam, MD, FAAFP, and Tatiana Daniel, NP, can provide treatment at the office of Dr. Shabnam in Grapevine, Texas. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online today to learn more about your thyroid health and its importance.

Thyroid Health Q & A

What is thyroid health?

Your thyroid is a gland in the endocrine system located at the front of your neck. It’s shaped like a butterfly and produces thyroid hormones, which control some of the processes in your body, including playing a pivotal role in metabolism. 

When you’re in good thyroid health, you probably don’t think much about your thyroid hormones. However, when they’re out of balance, the effects on your health and wellness can be numerous. 

Your provider can diagnose thyroid problems by reviewing your symptoms and testing your blood for hormone levels. If you have a thyroid condition, they help you explore treatments to regulate your hormones. 

 

How do thyroid health problems affect me?

Thyroid conditions like thyroiditis and Graves’ disease cause your thyroid to overproduce or underproduce its hormones. Both types of thyroid conditions require close monitoring and care from your primary care provider or an endocrinologist. Your thyroid condition might cause:

 

Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid, which produces too much thyroid hormone. Common symptoms of hyperthyroidism are heat sensitivity, weight loss, anxiety, and trouble sleeping. 

 

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism involves an underactive thyroid, which produces too little of the hormone. Your symptoms might include trouble losing weight, forgetfulness, tiredness, and an intolerance of cold temperatures.

 

How can I regulate my thyroid health?

The team at the office of Saba Shabnam, MD, FAAFP, helps you regulate your thyroid function with a variety of treatments and lifestyle changes. They monitor your condition closely and make sure any treatments you receive work well for you. Your treatment may involve:

  • Radioactive iodine
  • Beta blockers
  • Thyroid replacement medication
  • Anti-thyroid medications
  • Lifestyle changes

The treatment you receive for thyroid health problems depends on the specific condition you have and how it affects your endocrine system. 

In rare cases, surgery is necessary for treating diseases that cause hyperthyroidism. A surgeon removes part or all of your thyroid gland. After surgery, you may need to take various medications and supplements to make up for the lack of a functional thyroid gland. 

Learn more about thyroid health and how to maintain it by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online at the practice of Saba Shabnam, MD, FAAFP, today.

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