Understanding Thyroid Problems

Guest : Robert Abel Jr., MD
From the Show: The Wizard of Eyes
Summary: Fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, depression... could your thyroid be to blame?
Air Date: 4/18/16
Duration: 10
Host: Robert Abel, Jr., MD
Understanding Thyroid Problems
The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck that wraps around the trachea.

Thyroid hormone controls many activities in your body, including how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats.

Host of The Wizard of Eyes, Dr. Robert Abel, discusses several different disorders that can arise when the thyroid produces too much hormone (hyperthyroidism) or not enough (hypothyroidism). 

Listen to learn more about the four common thyroid disorders, including Hashimoto's disease, Graves' disease, goiter, and thyroid nodules.