The Capital Women’s Care Rockville team knows that women’s health is about more than just reproductive care. We have a full team of knowledgeable professionals to care for every aspect of your health. Thyroid disorders are one form of health concern that is more prominent in women. These conditions can be life-altering, but effective, committed care makes it possible to manage them effectively. The first stage of managing thyroid disorders is getting a proper diagnosis as early as possible. Our team is here to help you determine if your symptoms point to a thyroid disorder and get you started on caring for them.
Understanding The Risk Of Thyroid Disorders In Women And How They’re Treated
Thyroid disorders can have a notable impact on the health of their sufferers, and they can greatly influence the health and well-being of women. Symptoms of these disorders are often subtle, leading to their being attributed to other things or the condition going undiagnosed until more severe symptoms are evident. Our team is specifically trained to handle concerns like this and provide meaningful treatment plans to help manage the symptoms.
Diagnosing these conditions can be involved using in-depth thyroid evaluations to review every aspect of thyroid function. The diagnostic process typically involves evaluating their symptoms, lifestyle factors, and medical history. There are two primary diagnoses for a thyroid disorder, which are:
- Hyperthyroidism – When the thyroid is hyperactive, it can lead to anxiety symptoms, weight loss, and increased metabolism.
- Hypothyroidism – When the thyroid is underperforming, symptoms such as depression, weight gain, and fatigue may be present.
Identifying a thyroid disorder typically starts with recognizing its symptoms and connecting them to the offending disorder. Common symptoms of these disorders include:
- Unexplained weight loss or gain
- Increased metabolism
- Thyroid nodules
- Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
- Postpartum Thyroiditis
Thyroid nodules are lumps that develop on the gland, stimulating it to produce an excess thyroid hormone. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the result of an autoimmune disease that causes the symptoms of hypothyroidism. Postpartum thyroiditis is a temporary thyroid gland inflammation occurring after childbirth and causes the thyroid hormone levels to become imbalanced.
Treatment of these conditions aims to manage the symptoms and must be tailored to the individual patient’s needs. Treatment approaches vary, with lifestyle adjustments and medication being the most common techniques. However, certain severe symptoms may require surgical intervention being necessary.
We Empower Women In Controlling Thyroid Disorder
Those facing life with thyroid disorders can be faced with some significant challenges. Thankfully, with proper medical guidance, overcoming them and living a full and abundant life is possible. Capital Women’s Care Rockville is committed to empowering women and providing them with the information necessary to make informed decisions about their care. If you’re living with thyroid disorder symptoms, reach out to our office at (301) 762-5501 and schedule your first appointment. We’ll meet with you at our clinic in Rockville, MD, and begin the diagnostic process and develop a treatment plan personalized to your experience and symptoms.