Do you have a question about thyroid problems? Christian Nasr, MD, and Mary Vouyiouklis, MD, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and Rosemarie Metzer, MD, Department of Endocrine Surgery, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at 1 p.m. (ET).
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About thyroid problems
The thyroid gland plays a critical role in a person’s overall health. The thyroid is an endocrine gland that is responsible for controlling metabolism (the energy produced and used by the body) and regulating the body’s sensitivity to hormones. Diseases of the thyroid cause either underactivity or overactivity of this gland, leading to diseases that may include diabetes, goiter, heart disease and cancer.
Many people suffering from thyroid conditions remain undiagnosed, and do not understand the serious health repercussions of untreated thyroid disorders. Diagnosis and treatment are key to managing a thyroid problem, and will help to control the related symptoms.
Possible questions for this webchat
- How do I know if I have a thyroid problem?
- What happens if I don’t receive treatment for a thyroid condition?
- How do I treat or manage symptoms if I have a thyroid problem?
Dr. Nasr is an endocrinologist in the Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute. He is board certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism.
Dr. Vouyiouklis is an endocrinologist in the Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute. She is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism.
Dr. Metzger is an endocrine surgeon in the Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute.
This health chat will open on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 to allow you to submit questions. We will try to answer as many questions as possible during the chat. Please create an account to attend the chat and submit your questions.