The thyroid is an extremely important gland in the human body, producing hormones which affect and regulate the behavior of several other bodily systems. If the thyroid starts under-producing those hormones – called hypothyroidism – this can cause symptoms across the entire body. Unfortunately, this can also make thyroid problems difficult to detect.
Hashimoto’s Disease – also called Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – is a serious medical condition in which a person’s own immune system begins attacking their thyroid gland. Hashimoto’s Disease is the leading cause of hypothyroidism in the country, and it can affect both men and women of all ages. However, it is most commonly seen in middle-aged women.
An Endocrinologist specializes in diseases of the endocrine system, and one of the most important glands involved is the thyroid. The thyroid is a large gland in your neck that acts as one of the central regulators of many of your body’s autonomous systems, secreting a wide variety of hormones that control how your body reacts.
Of the various ailments an endocrinologist treats, thyroid issues are among the most common. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland on both sides of the front of the neck, just below Adam’s apple. It’s one of the single most important hormone-producing glands in the endocrine system, responsible for creating chemicals that regulate the body’s metabolism,
In understanding more about the reasons for why you may feel colder than others, you might first analyze your thyroid and its level of performance. The latest data shows that there’s a significant link between hypothyroidism and perceived body temperature changes, and in this latest post, our experts delve into the latest research and review the findings to help explain the newest links.
(A guest post from Peggy Schiavo Spinozzi, Nutritionist)
This is a frequently asked question with a 1 hour answer but basically we know that alcohol can cause low blood sugars because the liver is preoccupied detoxifying the alcohol in the beverage and does not release normal glucose into the blood. Higher proof drinks like whiskey and vodka present more risk while lower alcohol content drinks such as wine and light beer are less risky.
Our team at Freeman Endocrinology has great experience in diagnosing and treating endocrine issues and in our latest post we explain more about the issue of Hashimoto’s disease. Hashimoto’s disease is also known as Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and it is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the US.
Symptoms of Hashimoto’s disease can be very subtle and hard to detect.
As a preferred endocrinologist in Philadelphia, we treat a wide variety of patients and ailments – but probably the most common condition we treat is diabetes. Diabetes is, at its heart, an endocrine problem and the term “diabetes” refers to a group a diseases that result in too much glucose or sugar being in the blood.
Unsurprisingly, one of the most common questions we hear from our patients – particularly those coming from referrals – is “So who is an endocrinologist, anyway?”
It doesn’t surprise us when people ask – endocrinology is not the most common area of medical specialty, and many people could potentially go their entire life without ever having to consult with an endocrinologist.
At Freeman Endocrinology we take the time to help patients understand their medical conditions and then providing a range of treatment options. In this latest post, we highlight a condition known as thyroid goiter and how it can impact your life. We will also explore treatment options.
What is a Goiter?