The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that is located at the base of the neck and is designed to produce hormones that regulate the body’s metabolism. Situated in the middle of the lower neck, the thyroid is characterized by two halves (lobes) which are joined by a small tissue bar. While you cannot always feel a normal thyroid gland, it plays an extremely important role for the body and for your overall health.
Thyroid disease is very common and affects millions of people worldwide. There are two main causes of thyroid disease that can be diagnosed by our ENT experts: an overproduction of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism) and underproduction of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism). Thyroid enlargement, also known as Grave’s disease, is another common thyroid disease that occurs in many people. Thyroid cancer is yet another problem that can be expertly diagnosed and evaluated by your ear, nose, and throat clinic.
|Common Thyroid Diseases||Below you will find more detailed information on the most common types of thyroid disease our ear, nose and throat doctors located in Arlington, Dallas and Fort Worth, see.
If you have any questions regarding the various thyroid diseases please do not hesitate to contact our ENT clinics conveniently located in Arlington, Dallas and Fort Worth.