Thyroid Disease

Visiting doctor.

Thyroid disease occurs when the thyroid gland malfunctions and produces an abnormal quantity of hormones: too much or too little hormone can be equally troublesome.

The thyroid disorders that we most commonly see are:

The two thyroid hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), help to regulate a great many bodily processes, including:

  • Cholesterol levels
  • Heart rate
  • Metabolism and weight
  • Nervous system functions
  • Muscle strength
  • Menstrual cycles
  • Respiration
  • Body temperature
  • Brain development in the fetus

One sees that thyroid disease can have wide-ranging effects and requires careful, thoughtful evaluation and therapy.

Robert Howe, MD

281 Maple St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028

Tel: (413) 525-5160
Fax: (413) 525-5170

Mon-Fri: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm

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