Thyroid disorders can stem from imbalances in hormone levels. Thyroid condition screening and treatment identify root causes so you can receive the proper treatment. This testing is offered by Dr. Daniel Benhuri for families throughout the Beverly Hills area in California.
Causes and Risks of Thyroid Conditions
Your thyroid is a small gland in the front part of your neck that is responsible for regulating body processes such as metabolism, mood and energy generation. This gland produces two hormones known as triiodothyronine and thyroxine. If these hormone levels are too low, you may experience lack of energy, depression and weight gain. If the hormones are too high, it can result in weight loss, anxiety and tremors. If you have a family history of thyroid issues, it is strongly recommended you get regular screenings.
What to Expect with Thyroid Screening and Testing
There are several thyroid screening and testing measures your doctor can use during an examination. Your doctor can diagnose hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer through blood tests. Iodine uptake tests identify the amount of this mineral that the thyroid absorbs to determine hormone levels. Nodules may be examined with an ultrasound exam to determine your risk for thyroid cancer.
Thyroid Condition Treatment
Depending on the thyroid condition, medication and surgery are the two most common options for treatment. Some medications may be required for the rest of your life. Other treatments can include specific exercises and diet changes. Once your thyroid slows down, there is no treatment that can help boost it, but symptoms can be managed.
Your doctor will review your medical history and perform an examination to determine the best treatment options for your needs. Make sure to tell your doctor about any medications or supplements you are taking, because these can interfere with some thyroid treatments. Benefits and risks for any treatment or screening tests can be discussed during your appointment.
Beverly Hills Thyroid Condition Screening and Treatment
Thyroid condition screening and treatment help to identify risks and manage symptoms. Early detection can lead to more successful outcomes. As an internal medicine and primary doctor, Dr. Daniel Benhuri can recommend a customized treatment plan to help you achieve optimal health. New patients are currently being accepted with extended evening and weekend hours for convenient appointment flexibility. Schedule an appointment today.