The thyroid is a gland that generates hormones that strongly impact the metabolism of each individual. It is located at the front base of the neck and its functions powerfully influence various aspects of health. The thyroid regulates the way in which each individual manages his/her energy, blood pressure, body temperature and the amount of calories burned throughout the day. Unfortunately, sometimes this gland malfunctions, which manifests itself through various thyroid disorders that negatively affect an individual’s quality of life. The most common thyroid disorders are hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, goiter, thyroid cancer, thyroiditis and nodules. These disorders can be treated through various treatments and therapies.

Thyroid Disorders

Various Thyroid Disorders

Learn more about each thyroid disorder below:


This disorder occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. The individual has a slow metabolism, gains a lot of weight and is always tired. Hyperthyroidism is the main cause of obesity and overweight in many people.


This disorder occurs when the individual generates more hormones than it should. The metabolism speeds up too much, there is an involuntary weight loss and the heartbeat is irregular or too fast.


This disorder manifests itself through an exaggerated swelling of the lower part of the neck. The individual suffers from choking sensation, hoarseness, coughing, difficulty swallowing and throat tightness.

Thyroid Cancer

This type of cancer begins to manifest itself through a small lump in the throat. At first there are no symptoms, but then the individual suffers throat and neck pain, swollen lymph nodes, difficulty swallowing and voice changes.


This disorder manifests itself through an inflammation of the thyroid gland. This problem can generate an exaggeratedly high level of thyroid hormones in the body, or, on the contrary, a shortage of thyroid hormones.

Thyroid Nodules

These nodules are generated when there is an overgrowth of cells in the thyroid gland. These nodules may be cysts, benign or malignant (cancer). This health problem is frequent and manifests itself more in women.

Thyroid Disorders Treatment

Thyroid disorders are solved through various therapies, treatments and a healthy lifestyle. The key is the early detection of symptoms to treat and solve these problems. For that, the individual has to be attentive to the following symptoms: sudden weight gain, involuntary weight loss, sore throat, neck pain, fatigue, perception of nodules in the throat, etc.

If it is confirmed that the patient has a thyroid disorder, a series of medications can be prescribed or surgery may be required. In some cases the therapies include the intake of beta-blockers and a treatment with radioactive iodine.

Thyroid disorders affect many people, increasing their quality of life. These problems negatively influence metabolism, body weight and energy management. However, these problems can be treated through early detection of symptoms. The key is self-observation of any abnormalities and getting a consultation as soon as possible.  If you are having problems with your thyroid then schedule a consultation with us today to see how we can help!

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