It’s been said that the groundwork of all happiness is health. In an honest evaluation of your lifestyle, are you:
Sleeping 7-8 hours each night?
Visiting your primary care physician for routine check-ups?
If you answered yes to most of these questions but still find yourself gaining weight, your thyroid may be to blame.
The thyroid, a small, butterfly-shaped gland located inside the neck in front of the windpipe (trachea) and below your voice box (larynx), helps to regulate the breakdown of food in the body.
Working alongside the thyroid is the pituitary gland, located at the base of the brain, which produces thyroid-stimulating hormones (TSH). These hormones then travel through the bloodstream and instruct the thyroid to produce hormones as needed. Thyroid hormones influence most of the organ systems in the body and regulate the production of heat and consumption of oxygen in the body.
Treating Endocrine Disorders at UPMC
Our endocrinologists use diagnostic tests, such as thyroid ultrasound/biopsy, nuclear medicine scans, bone density tests and an extensive array of laboratory tests to evaluate, monitor and manage endocrine disorders. We also have the added advantage of our Diabetes and Nutrition Care Center being located on the same floor as our office for convenience to our patients.
Schedule an Appointment with a Williamsport Endocrinologist
Seek treatment at UPMC if you think you have a thyroid condition. Our endocrinologists can provide a diagnosis and treatment plan to fit your needs. Call 570-320-7848 to schedule an appointment.