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Female Doctor Performing a Thyroid ExaminationYour thyroid gland is one of the endocrine glands that makes hormones to regulate physiological functions in your body, like metabolism (heart rate, sweating, energy consumed). Other endocrine glands include the pituitary, adrenal, and parathyroid glands and specialized cells within the pancreas.

The most common thyroid disorders include; An overactive gland, called hyperthyroidism , 
an underactive gland, called hypothyroidism and thyroid enlargement due to overactivity (as in Graves’ disease) or from under-activity (as in hypothyroidism). An enlarged thyroid gland is often called a “goiter.”

The physicians at Lake ENT can determine whether you do have a thyroid condition and what the most appropriate treatment may be. Such treatments offered include medications or surgery.

 

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