Piatok Endocrine Practice

Thyroid

Dr Piatok’s Thyroid: A Brief Overview

Your thyroid (the thyroid gland) is an oddly shaped gland which sits in the middle of the bottom of the front side of your neck. It makes several different chemicals. The most famous of these, known as thyroid hormone, is produced by the thyroid 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. Thyroid hormone […]

Fear of Weight Gain from Treatment of Hyperthyroidism

  Case Patient B.L. is a 58-year-old woman, accountant, who was first diagnosed with Graves disease 15 years ago. Over the years, she has been on the medicines which control the thyroid. Her courses of treatment with these medicines have been supervised by several endocrinologists. Unfortunately, each time she tried going off of these medicines, […]

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