A thyroid disorder affects the function of your thyroid gland, a gland in the front of your neck that helps regulate your metabolic rate and how your body converts food into energy. It creates hormones that help your heart, brain, liver, muscles and other parts of your body function — including reproductive functions in both men and women.
Thyroid disorders can affect your energy level, weight, mood, concentration, fertility, and sleep patterns. Types of thyroid disorders include:
- Goiter: an enlargement of the thyroid gland
- Graves’ disease: an overproduction of thyroid hormones caused by an immune system disorder
- Hyperthyroidism: the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone, which causes an extremely high metabolism
- Hypothyroidism: the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone, which causes a very slow metabolism
- Thyroid cancer
- Thyroiditis: swelling of the thyroid gland
- Thyroid nodules: abnormal lumps or masses in the thyroid
Our experienced endocrinologists design a treatment plan that gives you the best possible results. We use the least-invasive approaches available to help you feel better faster. You work with a team that makes sure you’re well-informed about your condition and how it’s treated.
Why Choose UHealth?
The latest, research-backed treatments. As an academic medical center, we leverage the latest research completed by the nationally recognized University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to offer the latest treatments — including promising new approaches through clinical trials. You benefit from medical advancements before they’re widely available, provided by leading endocrinology experts who are known worldwide for their expertise. Our doctors and researchers are on the leading edge of technology and treatments for endocrine disorders.
A comprehensive, team approach to thyroid disorders. Our endocrinologists work closely with surgeons, fertility specialists, oncologists, nuclear medicine specialists, ophthalmologists, dietitians, and other health care professionals to provide complete care. We address all aspects of your condition to improve your health and well-being.
Customized care that helps you take control of your health. Thyroid disorders often require ongoing management, so we consider your lifestyle and needs to develop a treatment plan that’s right for you. We make sure you have the information and resources to manage your health. And, with locations throughout South Florida, you can find expert care close to home.