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Thyroid services offered in Rancho Mirage, Blythe and Santa Maria, CA and Henderson, NV

Thyroid conditions are common, but they aren’t always easy to diagnose. For residents in and around Rancho Mirage, Blythe, and Santa Maria, California, in addition to Henderson, Nevada, Srinivas Vuthoori, MD, MBA, and the team at Officium Health, have extensive experience diagnosing and treating thyroid issues. If you’re ready to book a visit, call the office or spend a few moments on the online booking page.  

Thyroid Q & A

What is my thyroid and what does it do?

Your thyroid is a small gland located at the base of your Adam’s apple. It is shaped somewhat like a butterfly, with a central narrow area and two lobes that wrap around the side of your throat. 

The gland produces several hormones, and those hormones impact all aspects of your metabolism, which is the process that allows your body to convert food into energy. When your thyroid produces too much or too little of these hormones, bothersome symptoms can result. 

Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which your thyroid produces excessive levels of hormones, whereas hypothyroidism is a condition in which your thyroid produces abnormally low levels of hormones. Many things can cause or contribute to thyroid conditions.  

What are some signs I might have a thyroid condition?

Understanding the symptoms of thyroid issues can help you decide when to seek treatment. Some of the indications that you may have a thyroid condition include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Enlarged thyroid gland
  • Vision problems
  • Hoarse voice
  • Intolerance to cold temperatures
  • Sensitivity to heat
  • Muscle weakness
  • Sleep disruptions

The symptoms of thyroid issues are also common with other health issues. That’s why it’s important to work closely with a highly skilled physician to screen for all kinds of health problems. 

Are there treatments that can help with thyroid conditions?

If your thyroid gland is not producing adequate hormones, treatment usually includes thyroid replacement medication. Supplementing your hormone production can control symptoms. 

If your thyroid creates high levels of hormones, medications can help slow that production. Radioactive iodine can help by damaging a portion of targeted thyroid cells. Surgery is sometimes the best way to achieve lasting results and stabilize your health. 

When you rely on Officium Health for your care, you can be rest assured you’re in the best of hands. Expensive diagnostic tools can determine if you have a thyroid condition, and treatment is designed around your specific set of needs. 

To book a visit, call the Officium Health office to find a time that fits your schedule, or book online in just a matter of moments.