The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland that is normally located in the lower front of the neck. The thyroid’s job is to make thyroid hormones, which are secreted into the blood and then carried to every tissue in the body. Thyroid hormones help the body use energy, stay warm and keep the brain, heart, muscles, and other organs working as they should.
Thyroid disease is extremely common in the United States and often goes un-diagnosed. A person's thyroid is an integral part of their overall well-being. For women it can hinder conception and pregnancy. Thyroid levels can also be affected by pregnancy which is something we look at throughout prenatal care. It is very important to have a provider that specialized in this area. Our care is unique because we integrate healthy lifestyle and diet into the treatment plan.