Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, occurs when the thyroid does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Without sufficient thyroid hormone, your body’s entire metabolic process slows down, leading to a host of other health issues such as high cholesterol and heart disease.
Uncontrolled hyperthyroidism can lead to heart problems, osteoporosis, eye issues, infertility, and more, which is why detecting it early and finding treatment is crucial.
Unrecognized thyroid conditions CAN result in serious health complications such as heart disease, osteoporosis, infertility, and more. One common thyroid condition that can be overlooked is Hashimoto’s disease.
Have you noticed a bump on your neck that seems out of the ordinary? Perhaps your doctor noticed a bump during a routine yearly check-up. If so, you may have a thyroid nodule.
While insulin resistance often precedes a diabetes diagnosis, it can be managed and even reversed. Learn what you need to know to identify the signs of insulin resistance before a diabetes diagnosis.
Undiagnosed thyroid problems can put patients at serious risk for developing other complications including cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and infertility. The good news is, when diagnosed, most thyroid diseases can be safely managed.
Effective August 2016, Dr. Karen Knudsen will no longer see patients in Newport News.