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Thyroid Treatment Specialist

Internal Medicine Practices

Primary Care, Geriatric Care & Internal Medicine Specialists located in Lady Lake, FL & Tavares, FL

If you’re among the 20 million Americans living with thyroid disease, seek thyroid treatment right away. At Internal Medicine Practices in Tavares and Lady Lake, Florida, the team treats various thyroid disorders, including Grave’s disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, goiters, and thyroid nodules. Call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.

Thyroid Treatment Q & A

What is thyroid treatment?

Thyroid treatment provides complete care for the various disorders and diseases of the thyroid –– a gland in your neck that produces hormones. If your hormones are out of balance, they can cause uncomfortable symptoms and interfere with your quality of life.

At Internal Medicine Practices, the team has years of experience treating thyroid problems. After determining the source of your symptoms, they develop a custom care plan to improve your health and well-being.

What conditions benefit from thyroid treatment?

At Internal Medicine Practices, the team uses thyroid treatment to manage various diseases and disorders, including:

Hyperthyroidism

If you have hyperthyroidism, your thyroid gland produces too many hormones.

Hypothyroidism

If you have hypothyroidism, your thyroid gland produces too few hormones.

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder. It triggers your immune system to attack your thyroid. Over time, these attacks affect the glands’ ability to release an adequate amount of hormones. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an inherited condition that’s especially common in women.

Grave’s disease

Grave’s disease is a chronic condition that causes your thyroid to overproduce hormones. Like Hashimoto’s, Grave’s disease is very common in women.

Goiter

A goiter is an enlarged thyroid. It’s caused by an iodine deficiency or inflammation. Small goiters typically get better on their own. Large goiters often require surgery.

Thyroid nodules

Thyroid nodules are fluid-filled growths that develop on your thyroid gland.

Who can benefit from thyroid treatment?

Anyone living with thyroid disease can benefit from thyroid treatment. To determine if you’re a candidate, your Internal Medicine Practices provider orders several blood tests, including:

  • Thyroid-stimulating hormones (TSH)
  • T4: Thyroxine
  • FT4: Free thyroxine
  • T3: Triiodothyronine
  • FT3: Free triiodothyronine

These tests can’t diagnose a specific disease or disorder. But they can help your provider determine how well your thyroid gland is functioning.

What does thyroid treatment involve?

At Internal Medicine Practices, the team tailors thyroid treatment to each individual’s medical history and needs. After making a diagnosis, they will recommend:

  • Antithyroid drugs
  • Radioactive iodine
  • Beta-blockers
  • Surgery
  • Thyroid replacement medication

The treatment goal is to restore your hormone balance and reduce uncomfortable symptoms.

To see if you’re a candidate for thyroid treatment, make an appointment today at Internal Medicine Practices by calling the nearest office or clicking the online scheduling tool.

Fax: 949-543-2074