The providers at Laurel Endocrine and Thyroid Specialists are specially trained and certified in the management of thyroid diseases. The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ shaped like a butterfly located at the base of the neck. This gland produces a very important hormone commonly called thyroid hormone. Many diseases can affect this gland.
Some of the more common thyroid conditions include:
Inflammation of the thyroid gland
Symptoms vary widely and can be quite general, including fatigue and weight changes. Often there are no symptoms at all. Other diseases can mimic thyroid disease. Each of these conditions requires precise diagnosis and treatment for good results and to allow patients to live a healthy life.