The thyroid is a gland that creates and produces thyroid hormones that control metabolism. When your thyroid makes either too much or not enough of these critical hormones, it’s called hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone, leading to fatigue, depression, constipation, cold intolerance and dry skin. Hypothyroidism may not cause noticeable symptoms in the early stages. However, over time, untreated hypothyroidism can cause several health problems like obesity, infertility, joint pain, heart disease or even coma and death in severe cases. On the other hand, hyperthyroidism causes the thyroid gland to produce too much thyroid hormone, which can cause problems such as a fast heartbeat, tremors, losing weight, trouble sleeping, nervousness, heat intolerance and anxiety. Different conditions that cause this include Graves’ disease, which makes the gland overactive, and thyroid nodules, making one or more nodules in the thyroid function incorrectly. About 5% of the thyroid nodules could turn to cancer. At Dr. Hamidi Excellent Care, we offer a patient-centered treatment approach to your thyroid condition. We help our patients combat all endocrine-related disorders and improve their health. We will develop a new health regimen that is right for you! Don’t hesitate to contact us today if you seek well-rounded thyroid treatment in the Southern, CA area.