Understanding Thyroid Disease

Dr. Juan Carlos Zubieta at North Houston Diabetes in Humble, TX, can offer support and treatment for individuals with thyroid disease. He can perform a thorough evaluation to determine the type and severity of the condition and develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs.

Management may involve medication to regulate thyroid hormone levels, lifestyle modifications, and dietary recommendations to support overall thyroid health. Dr. Zubieta can also monitor the individual's progress through regular check-ups and thyroid function tests and adjust the treatment plan to ensure optimal outcomes. Through his expertise and ongoing support, Dr. Zubieta can help individuals with thyroid disease manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

Understanding Thyroid Disease

Understanding thyroid disease requires knowing what the thyroid gland does and how it functions. The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate metabolism, heart rate, and body temperature. When the thyroid gland produces too much or too little hormone, it can lead to thyroid disease.

Common types of thyroid disease include hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid nodules. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones, while hyperthyroidism occurs when it creates too much. Thyroid nodules are small lumps that form on the thyroid gland.

Symptoms of thyroid disease can vary but may include weight changes, fatigue, mood changes, and changes in heart rate. Diagnosing thyroid disease involves evaluating medical history, symptoms, a physical examination, blood tests, and imaging tests. Treatment for thyroid disease depends on the type and severity of the condition and may include medication, lifestyle changes, or surgery.

Your Initial Consultation: What to Expect

During your initial consultation for thyroid disease, you can expect Dr. Zubieta at North Houston Diabetes Institute to evaluate your medical history, symptoms, and physical examination. He'll ask questions about your family history, any previous thyroid issues, and other health conditions you may have. Dr. Zubieta will also check for any visible signs of thyroid disease, such as an enlarged thyroid gland.

After the initial evaluation, our doctor may order blood tests to check your thyroid hormone levels and function. He may also recommend imaging tests like an ultrasound to examine your thyroid gland further. During this visit, he'll also explain your test results and discuss your diagnosis and treatment options. You can also expect information on lifestyle changes, such as dietary adjustments and exercise, to help manage your thyroid disease.

Please explore our website to learn more about the conditions we treat and the services provided. For more information about thyroid disease in Humble, TX, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Zubieta at North Houston Diabetes Institute, call (832) 644-9595.

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