Thyroid Disease Treatment

An estimated 27 million Americans have thyroid disease, and more than half go undiagnosed. Women are at the greatest risk, developing thyroid problems seven times more often than men. A woman faces as high as a one in five chance of developing thyroid problems during her lifetime.

The endocrinology team at Mercy Philadelphia provides quality care for individuals with thyroid disease from evaluating signs and symptoms to diagnosis, treatment and disease management.

For more information about thyroid disease treatment, call 215.748.9000.

Thyroid Disease Signs and Symptoms

Mercy Philadelphia’s endocrinologists can evaluate thyroid function by doing a simple blood test. Because the thyroid affects many functions of the body, there are many symptoms of thyroid disease. Many of these symptoms may be common and similar to those of other diseases. The only way to be correctly diagnosed is to see your physician. 

Some may experience just a few of the symptoms while others experience a great deal more. If you are experiencing one of more of these symptoms, you should consult your physician immediately:

Hypothyroid (Underactive)

Hyperthyroid (Overactive)

  • Brittle nails
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Dry, coarse hair
  • Dry Skin
  • Forgetfulness
  • Goiter
  • Hair Loss
  • Headaches
  • Heavy menstrual periods
  • Loss of Interest and/or Pleasure
  • Loss of Lateral Eyebrow Hair
  • Muscle aches
  • Puffy face and Eyes
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Tiredness
  • Weight Gain
  • Bulging Eyes
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Fine tremor of fingers
  • Frequent bowel movements
  • Goiter
  • Hair loss
  • Heat intolerance
  • Increased sweating
  • Infertility
  • Irritability
  • Limited menstrual periods
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nervousness
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Soft nails
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Warm, moist palms