When the thyroid isn’t functioning properly, it can affect your overall health. Weight problems, change in energy levels and depression may all occur because of this imbalance. The thyroid is a gland shaped like a butterfly that is located in the neck. It is responsible for metabolism in the body. Your otolaryngologists at Mount Airy ENT Head & Neck Surgery Audiology in Mount Airy, NC--Dr. M. Barry Ellis and Dr. Brian Moffitt--can help determine if you have a thyroid issue.
Why Thyroid Health is Important
Undiagnosed thyroid issues can increase one’s risk of heart disease, anxiety, hair loss, infertility, depression as well as countless other health problems. It is important that you visit an otolaryngologist to see that your thyroid issue does not go undiagnosed. You don’t need to have all of these things to have a thyroid problem, but they are clues to something going on with your health overall.
In more severe cases, thyroid cancer can occur. It is important that anyone with a lump in their neck or with continuously swollen lymph nodes or trouble breathing or swallowing is checked immediately. If a tumor exists, it will be biopsied. A malignant tumor requires surgery. In some instances, the entire thyroid may even need to be removed.
Your Mount Airy otolaryngologists can thoroughly examine and evaluate each patient and their thyroid problem. Not every situation is the same, and it’s important to consult only the most qualified medical professional for a thyroid issue.
What Mount Airy, NC, Otolaryngologists Can Do For You
Our doctors are well versed in all things concerning the ear, nose and throat. They understand how to properly diagnose issues and which tests can verify specific issues or conditions going on with each particular patient. Call today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Moffitt and Dr. Ellis of Mount Airy ENT Head & Neck Surgery Audiology in Mount Airy, NC.