Posts for: April, 2019
Find out how our ENT doctors in Long Beach, CA, can help manage your thyroid issues.
Did you know that approximately 20 million Americans have some type of thyroid disease, and as many as 60 percent aren’t even aware of their condition? It’s important to know when something might be off with your thyroid so that you know when to turn to our otolaryngologists in Long Beach, CA, Dr. Jesse Tan and Dr. Jesus Tan for an evaluation.
Warning Signs of a Thyroid Problem
Not sure if the changes you’re experiencing are due to a thyroid problem or something else? There are a lot of conditions out there that present with a lot of the same symptoms as a thyroid disorder. Here are some warning signs to be on the lookout for,
- Unexpected weight gain or weight loss
- Hair loss
- Mood swings
- Muscle weakness or trembling
- Nervousness or heart palpitations
- Increased sensitivity to cold
- Tingling or numbness in the hands
- Dry skin
These are symptoms that can be indicative of either hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid) or hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid). If you are experiencing some of these symptoms then it’s time to schedule an appointment with your ENT.
How are thyroid problems treated?
The type of treatment plan we create will depend on the type and severity of your thyroid problem. As you might imagine, those with an underactive thyroid will receive medication to increase thyroid hormone production, while those with an overactive thyroid will take medication to slow hormone production within the thyroid.
Along with medication, there are also lifestyle modifications that can help you better manage your symptoms. For example, eating a healthy balanced diet is vitally important for managing thyroid disorders. We can provide you with information regarding the foods that are safe and which foods to avoid.
No matter whether you are looking to better manage your thyroid symptoms or you just suspect that something might be wrong with your thyroid, it’s a good time to call Tan Head and Neck Center in Long Beach, CA, today to schedule a consultation with us.