The thyroid gland produces hormones that help regulate your metabolic rate, heart rate, muscle function, body temperature and more.
For many of us, the thyroid operates without incident. But a sign of a thyroid problem is a "lump or swelling in the neck that isn't painful," says Laura Ann Sznyter, MD, an endocrine surgeon at Glen Cove Hospital who specializes in the treatment of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. Fatigue and hair loss are other signs that something may be wrong.
If you're concerned about your thyroid, an endocrinologist is typically the first place to go for an assessment. Dr. Sznyter is then available for further evaluation and surgery when needed. The following are conditions that Dr. Sznyter treats.