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Who are New York’s Best Hypothyroidism Doctors?

Jun 30, 2016 9:00 AM

The thyroid gland is a large gland found in the neck. It secretes and releases hormones that control the way your bodies utilize energy. The thyroid gland is probably the most important gland in the human body based on its functions.signs of a thyroid nodule

The thyroid gland controls the metabolism of every cell in your body:

  • Affects the way you feel
  • Controls your heartbeat
  • Intestinal function

You need the thyroid gland to perform optimally. If not, the hormone regulating your metabolism would not be produced. This would lead to a condition called hypothyroidism.

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The thyroid gland takes iodine from the food that you consume to produce two hormones.

  • Triiodothyronine (T3)
  • Thyroxine (T4)

These two hormones are sent into the bloodstream. They play the vital role of regulating the speed with which a cell works, such as the heart rate per minute. These hormones need to be maintained at the optimal levels. If they are not, then they underperform and hypothyroidism results.

Hypothyroidism is defined as an underactive thyroid gland.

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

  • Lethargy and fatigue
  • Lack of initiative to workout
  • Dry skin regardless of efforts to moisturize it
  • Dry hair and hair loss
  • Hair loss
  • Fragile nails
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Being overly sensitive to cold temperatures
  • Loss of memory
  • Inability to lose weight regardless of diet and exercise

When a patient experiences these symptoms and goes to the hospital for testing, the tests conducted may not show an underactive or overactive thyroid. If the doctor goes by what the blood tests return, they will miss out on the correct diagnosis. It is best at this point to go with the symptoms that the patient presents. This is the only way to treat hypothyroidism.

Once you have been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid, your doctor will prescribe medication. This medication takes between two and twelve weeks to work. You are supposed to take the medication until the fully prescribed dosage is complete. If you fail to do this, the symptoms that you had before will automatically come back.

Best Hypothyroidism Doctors in New York

My Thyroid MD – Dr. Hugh D. Melnick – is the best hypothyroidism doctor in New York to diagnose and treat thyroid conditions. Dr. Melnick is available for consultation via Skype. Please click the link below and enter your information – or – call 212.369.8700 directly.

 

   

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How Are Thyroid Gland Diseases Diagnosed?

Jun 28, 2016 9:00 AM

Thyroid gland disorders may not be properly diagnosed if only one method is used. Hypothyroidism is a medical term describing an underactive thyroid. This thyroid gland disorder is tested by using a blood test after a patient describes having some key symptoms.

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Symptoms typically include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Hair loss
  • Always feeling cold

Dr. Hugh D. Melnick will take the time to listen to a patient’s description of their symptoms. This is the foundation for correctly diagnosing the thyroid gland problem. After this thorough consultation, diagnostic tests will be conducted.

  • Blood tests
  • Thyroflex testing
  • Basal body temperature

An accurate diagnosis of the thyroid gland problem is imperative to prescribing the proper medication and monitoring the patient’s symptoms for improvement.

  1. Blood testing determines TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) levels
    1. TSH results in the making of two hormones by the thyroid gland which are triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). These control the rate of your body’s metabolism.
    2. The TSH, T3, and T4 levels are determined and if they need to be regulated in any way, medication is prescribed.
  2. Thyroflex testing determines the reflexes of the tendons and overall nerve conduction. The impulses conducted by the nerve have a speed that can be measured by a computer to be compared with rate of thyroid normal function.
    1. This test helps get a more accurate reading in regards to the metabolism even if blood tests do not produce abnormal levels in TSH, T3, or T4.
  3. Basal body temperature testing determines the body’s rate of metabolism as it is controlled by the thyroid gland. If the temperature reads less than 97.4 degrees Fahrenheit, hypothyroidism could be the cause. Adequate therapy through medication will balance out the body temperature to over 98.0 degrees Fahrenheit.
    1. When the body temperature is stabilized, this is used as a diagnostic tool to verify how adequate the treatment the patient is receiving.

World Renowned Specialist to Diagnose Thyroid Gland Disorders

World renowned thyroid gland doctor – Dr. Hugh D. Melnick – has been diagnosing and effectively treating patients for over four decades. The Doctor is available for consultation via Skype for overseas and long distance states side patients. To schedule your consultation in person consultation, please click the link below and we will reach out to you – or – call 212-369-8700 directly.

   

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3 Common Thyroid Disorders

Jun 25, 2016 9:00 AM

The endocrine system is an intricate network of glands coordinating many of the body’s functions and activities. Located below the Adam’s apple at the base of the neck, the thyroid gland is part of the endocrine system and produces hormones regulating body metabolism. When the thyroid produces too little hormone (hypothyroidism) or too much (hyperthyroidism), it can cause several different thyroid disorders.

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Three common thyroid disorders include Graves’ disease, Hashimoto’s disease, and goiter.

Graves’ Disease

Graves’ disease is the most common cause of an overactive thyroid. The disease is hereditary, and while it may develop in men or women at any age, it is more common in women ages 20 to 30.

Symptoms of Graves’ disease include:

  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Bulging eyes and vision problems
  • Enlarged thyroid
  • Increased or irregular heartbeat
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Excessive sweating

Diagnosis and Treatment

Your physician will conduct a physical exam and order blood tests to check for low levels of TSH and high levels of thyroxine (T4), and may administer a radioactive iodine uptake test.

There are several ways to control the symptoms of Graves’ disease:

  • Anti-thyroid medications
  • Surgery to remove the thyroid gland
  • Destroying all or part of the thyroid with radioactive iodine
  • Taking beta blockers

Hashimoto’s Disease

Hashimoto’s disease is the most common cause of hypothyroidism. Also known as chronic lymphatic thyroiditis, it occurs most commonly in middle-aged women, but it can occur at any age.

Symptoms of Hashimoto’s disease include:

  • Enlarged thyroid
  • Weight gain
  • Dry, thinning hair
  • Dry skin
  • Intolerance to cold
  • Pale, puffy face
  • Fatigue
  • Depression

Diagnosis and Treatment

Your physician may order a blood test to check for thyroid disorders such as low thyroid hormone (T3 or T4), and increased levels of TSH.

Hashimoto’s disease has no known cure, and surgery may be needed for advanced cases. Hormone-replacing medication can help relieve symptoms of the disease by lowering TSH levels or raising thyroid hormone levels.

Goiter

Goiter is an enlargement of the thyroid gland, most commonly caused by an iodine deficiency. While goiters are most common in women and people over the age of 40, it can affect anyone at any age.

There may be no symptoms of a goiter disorder. However, when the goiter grows large enough, the following symptoms will occur:

  • Coughing or wheezing
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Swelling/tightness in the neck
  • Hoarseness of voice

Diagnosis and Treatment

Your physician will perform a routine physical examination, having you swallow as he/she manually and visually examines the neck area. Blood tests will reveal the levels of TSH, thyroid hormone, and antibodies. An ultrasound will show swelling or nodules.

Treatments may include taking small doses of iodine, using radioactive iodine to shrink the gland, or surgery to remove all or part of the gland.

Preeminent Specialist Treating Thyroid Disorders

Dr. Hugh Melnick has over four decades of experience in diagnosing and treating  thyroid disorders. The Doctor has a thorough understanding of how thyroid disease impacts the body. To begin your journey toward a complete diagnosis and treatment plan for your thyroid disorder, contact Dr. Melnick today.

For the convenience of overseas and long distance states side patients, the Doctor is available Skype for consultation. For an in person consultation, please click the link below and enter your information – or – call 212-369-8700 directly.

 

   

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Who is the Best Doctor For Thyroid Disorders in NYC?

Jun 22, 2016 9:00 AM

The thyroid gland is located at the base of the neck, just beneath your Adam’s apple. It is the center of your endocrine system regulating your body’s hormones. These hormones are responsible for your body’s overall functioning.137952106_sm

  • Your ability to lose weight
  • Your mood
  • Your hair growth
  • Your sex drive

The thyroid gland is known as the master gland because of the influence it exercises over the human body. There are many signs and symptoms of thyroid disease.

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According to Dr. Hugh D. Melnick, there are three very common thyroid conditions:

  • Hashimoto’s disease
  • Graves’ disease
  • Goiter

Hashimoto’s Disease

Hashimoto’s Disease is the most common cause of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). It often presents in middle-aged women but can manifest at any age.

Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune condition, which means that the immune system mistakenly attacks your thyroid gland. It typically builds slowly overtime, that gradually reduces the thyroids ability to produce hormones. In fact, most people have it for years before any serious symptoms manifest. Hashimoto’s disease causes the following symptoms:

  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Dry and thinning hair
  • Dry skin
  • Constantly feeling cold
  • Enlarged thyroid gland (goiter)
  • Weight gain

Unfortunately there is no cure for Hashimoto’s disease, however, there are hormone replacement medications and therapies providing relief from symptoms. Moreover, Hashimoto’s disease is slow-moving so you can live with it for years before it becomes an issue adversely affecting the quality of your life.

Graves’ Disease

Graves’ Disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). It also develops at any age but is most common in women ages 20 to 30.

It is an autoimmune condition similar to Hashimoto’s disease however, it causes the thyroid to go into overdrive and overproduce metabolic hormones. The common symptoms of Grave’s disease are:

  • Fatigue;
  • Hand tremors;
  • Irritability and anxiety;
  • Excessive sweating;
  • Difficulty sleeping;
  • Increased or irregular heartbeat;
  • Diarrhea or frequent bowel movements;
  • Enlarged thyroid gland (goiter);
  • Bulging eyes and vision issues.

Like Hashimoto’s disease, there is no cure for Grave’s disease but there are several treatments to control the symptoms. Beta blockers control excessive sweating, rapid heart rate and anxiety and anti-thyroid medications stop the thyroid from overproducing.

Goiter

A swollen goiter is both a symptom and cause of hyper- and hypothyroidism. Goiter can effect anyone with a diet low in iodine, but it is most common in women in their 40s.

If the goiter is small there may be no symptoms at all. Larger goiters can cause:

  • Hoarseness, coughing or wheezing
  • Swelling or tightness in the neck
  • Difficult breathing and swallowing

Goiter is easily identified and treated, so it rarely develops serious symptoms. You can ingest small doses of iodine if your diet is low; most Americans get their iodine from iodized salt. In serious situations, radioactive iodine can be prescribed to shrink the thyroid gland.

The Best Thyroid Doctor in NYC

The best thyroid doctor in NYC is My Thyroid MD – Dr. Hugh D. Melnick. The Doctor is available for consultation via Skype for long distance patients. To schedule your consultation, please click the link below and we will reach out to you – or – call 212-369-8700 directly.

 

   

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The Best Doctor For Thyroid Gland Problems in New York

Jun 19, 2016 9:00 AM

The thyroid is a gland located under the neck area and is shaped like a butterfly. It controls the production of several hormones. Thyroid problems can range from small to potentially more dangerous like cancer. The thyroid gland is responsible for how fast you burn calories to your heart rate. Bascially, your thyroid regulates your metabolism.

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The four most common thyroid diseases are:

  • Hashimoto’s disease
  • Graves’ disease
  • Goiter
  • Thyroid nodules

Just because a physician suspects you might have a thyroid problem does not mean you have one of the above 4 conditions.

Your thyroid may be keeping you from getting pregnant.

  • Menstrual issues
  • Infertility
  • Problems during pregnancy

Hypothyroidism is a condition resulting when your thyroid does not produce enough hormones.  Do you . . .?

  • Feel tired all the time?
  • Experience muscle weakness?
  • Suffer from constipation?
  • Have sudden weight gain?

Hypothyroidism is treated with medication that will most likely have to be taken for the rest of your life.

Another condition of the thyroid is hyperthyroidism – the gland makes too much of the hormone.

  • Eating more than usual
  • Feeling more anxious than usual
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Increased sweating
  • Increased body temperature when others do not

Hyperthyroidism is treated with medication to stop the production of hormones by the thyroid gland.

Thyroid Gland Problems and Infertility

Thyroid problems can also be a culprit in preventing you from getting pregnant. When the balance of hormones is offset it can send the wrong signals causing ovulation to not happen. Thyroid problems can also affect your menstrual flow making it too heavy or too light.

The Best Thyroid Gland Doctor In New York

Obtaining a proper diagnosis is imperative to alleviating your thyroid gland symptoms.

An expert thyroid physician is best equipped to address the symptoms of hypothyroidism. To do this, several diagnostic tests are performed.

The first, and often most important is a physical exam and review of medical history. During the physical exam, the doctor will be able to determine if the thyroid is an abnormal size.

Then, there will be questions about your symptoms, their severity, and duration. The information obtained will help your doctor to determine the next course of action.

Diagnostic tests – including blood work – will confirm a hypothyroidism condition. Blood work is simply one aspect of the diagnostic process. Many people with hypothyroidism will have blood work within normal limits.

My Thyroid MD – Dr. Hugh D. Melnick – is available for consultation via Skype. To schedule your consultation, please click the link below and we will reach out to you – or – call 212-369-8700 directly.

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At Home Thyroid Disease Remedies vs. Seeing a Top Thyroid Specialist

Jun 16, 2016 9:00 AM

The thyroid is a small gland in your neck, shaped something like a butterfly. Despite its size, the thyroid has immense effects on the body. Every cell is dependent to some extent on thyroid hormones. If the thyroid is not functioning properly, the whole body suffers. Thyroid hormones drive your metabolism, enabling the body to utilize sugar appropriately and produce heat and energy. The heart and the brain require thyroid hormone to work well.

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When the thyroid isn’t producing a sufficient amount of thyroid hormones, the condition is called hypothyroidism. Lack of thyroid hormones slows your metabolism, decreasing your ability to produce energy and burn calories. The whole body slows down, including your heart, your brain, and your intestines.

Symptoms of hypothyroidism:

  • Fatigue
  • Cold sensitivity
  • Weight gain
  • Weakness
  • Dry skin and hair
  • Constipation
  • Memory problems
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Hair loss
  • Generalized muscle aches
  • Depression

What are the risk factors for developing hypothyroidism?

  • A family history of thyroid disease or auto-immune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis lupus or Type II diabetes.
  • A personal history of auto-immune disease.
  • A history of thyroid surgery or any other treatment for thyroid problems.
  • A history of radiation to the neck.

There are quite a few thyroid disease remedies recommended by naturalists and herbalists. Some of the advice is quite sound.

  • Exercise on a routine basis
  • Limit alcohol consumption
  • Stop smoking
  • Selenium supplementation – Selenium is a mineral essential to the functioning of the thyroid.
  • Consumption of fish or fish oil.

Debunked At Home Remedies

Other thyroid disease remedies listed on the internet have no scientific basis.

  • Pear juice – Drinking a glass of pear juice every morning will not cure hypothyroidism.
  • Bladder wreck (a type of seaweed) and kelp are high in iodine content and are recommended as cures for hypothyroidism. In America, however, salt contains iodine in sufficient amounts to prevent iodine deficiency.
  • Coconut oil and apple cider vinegar have never been shown to have any effect on thyroid function.
  • The use of gugul, the gum resin of a tree in India, also has no scientific basis.

Top Thyroid Specialist

Instead of searching the Web for advice you cannot trust, it may be wiser to seek out a world renowned expert in the field of thyroid disease. Dr. Hugh Melnick is such an expert. Dr. Melnick treats hypothyroid patients according to their physical response to thyroid supplementation. Even when the blood tests return to normal, many patients are still symptomatic. They need a higher dose. Using a noninvasive test called Thyroflex, Dr. Melnick can titrate that dose with more accuracy than most doctors.

Dr. Hugh D. Melnick is the leading provider of thyroid treatment in the United States. For international and long distant state-side patients, My Thyroid MD – Dr. Melnick – is available via Skype. Please click the link below and enter your information – or – call 212.369.8700 directly.

   

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Best Reviewed Thyroid Physicians in New York City

Jun 13, 2016 9:00 AM

You may not know this, but the thyroid is an amazing gland. It basically regulates the metabolism in all your cells, from head to toe. The growth and health of your hair, nails, mind and body, even emotional state, are all affected by your thyroid gland.

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The best reviewed thyroid physicians in New York City are specialized in the accurate diagnosis and treatment of this little butterfly-shaped gland, located near the base of your neck. Having four decades of experience in treating thyroid disease, Dr. Hugh D. Melnick  thoroughly understands how the condition can disrupt your quality of life. Knowing whether or not your thyroid is functioning as nature intended can make all the difference.

Common Symptoms

Though women may be more affected than men by a thyroid going crazy, negative conditions may arise in both genders.

Common symptoms of thyroid disease:

  • Fatigue – Regardless of how you sleep at night, you still wake up tired. A small amount of exercise may feel as though you ran a marathon.
  • Lack of Weight Loss – You are exercising and should be shedding some of the unwanted pounds, but are not.
  • Weak Nails – They are brittle and break, even though you have your nails manicured on a regular basis. Ridges are not uncommon.
  • Depression – You feel down, even if there is no foreseeable reason for it. Perhaps you pretend at social functions that are energetic and that may work – for a little while.
  • Constipation – Even when you eat lots of apples or other fiber-rich foods, your bowels hurt and restroom visits are not always productive.
  • Constant Ringing in Ears – When all the outside noises are quieted, you might experience a consistent tone heard in your head. The quieter your surroundings, the more you hear it.
  • Muscle Pain – With fatigue comes muscle pain. You might feel as though you are slogging through water, or feel as though your feet are pushing bricks around in front of you.

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These symptoms are treatable by the best reviewed thyroid physician in New York City – Dr. Hugh D. Melnick. Often, issues with hormonal imbalance cause the thyroid to go a little wacky. Without treatment, the issues not only persist, but become more pronounced. With a little effort, you can be right on track in no time – fully enjoying life and greeting each day with a smile, instead of a yawn!

Best Reviewed Thyroid Physician in New York City

Dr. Hugh Melnick is consistently rated among the best reviewed thyroid physicians in New York. My Thyroid MD is sought out by international patients who are referred to him by previous patients. The Doctor understands that a diagnosis of thyroid problems requires much more than just blood work. In order to fully understand an individual’s thyroid issues, Dr. Melnick considers a patient’s symptoms in order to determine a correct diagnosis.

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4 Common Signs of Thyroid Disease

Jun 10, 2016 9:00 AM

The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped gland found at the base of the neck. Often called the master gland, the thyroid controls the hormones in your metabolic system. This is the system managing how effectively your body burns its energy. When your hormone production is either too low or too high, your thyroid is to blame.

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Signs of Thyroid Disease

4 common signs and symptoms of thyroid disease include:

1. Weight Gain/Loss

Sudden and unexpected weight gain or loss is an indicator of a thyroid issue. Weight gain signals hypothyroidism, meaning the patient’s underactive thyroid is not producing enough hormones. Hypothyroidism is common among men. About thirty percent of men between 30-50 have an underactive thyroid.

Weight loss, on the other hand, often indicates the thyroid is producing too many hormones. This is a condition known as hyperthyroidism.

2. Changes in Energy Levels or Mood

Thyroid issues can have a major impact on your energy levels and mood. Hypothyroidism makes people sluggish and tired. Hyperthyroidism can cause restlessness, anxiety, and trouble sleeping. People with a thyroid condition may experience memory loss, loss of mental cognition, and depression.

3. Trouble Regulating Body Temperature

Since your thyroid controls your metabolism, people with overactive or underactive thyroid conditions have trouble regulating their body temperature. They often feel too hot or too cold.

4. Changes to Hair and Skin

Temporary hair loss is another common symptom of both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Although hair loss is common, it’s usually temporary. Hair grows back once the thyroid has been treated. Your skin and nails are also affected by thyroid disease.

  • Dry, cracked skin
  • Brittle nails
  • Puffy skin, notably around the eye

In women, one of the signs of thyroid disease is more severe premenstrual tension syndrome and disruption the menstrual cycle. Many women often blame their symptoms on menopause, as opposed to thyroid issues. The two are not mutually exclusive, and your doctor can order a blood test to confirm the best course of treatment.

While many doctors will order a blood test to measure the thyroid stimulating hormone, many patients experience symptoms despite their TSH levels falling into a normal range. In order to ensure you are receiving a correct diagnosis and treatment plan, you should carefully explain all symptoms to your healthcare provider. Your doctor can also base his or her diagnosis off your basal body temperature, by measuring nerve conduction velocity, and visibly examining your enlarged thyroid gland.

Since the health of your thyroid impacts all the systems in your body, your doctor should take all signs of thyroid disease into consideration.

Leading Thyroid Disease Doctor

For over four decades, Dr. Hugh D. Melnick has been a leading provider of thyroid disease treatment in the United States and overseas. For international and long distant state-side patients, My Thyroid MD – Dr. Melnick – is available via Skype. Please click the link below and enter your information – or – call 212.369.8700 directly.

   

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Manhattan’s Best Hypothyroidism Specialist

Jun 07, 2016 9:00 AM

Hypothyroidism is a disease having major repercussions on one’s quality of life if not treated correctly. A hypothyroidism specialist has the experience and knowledge to treat it successfully.melnick

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Signs and symptoms diagnosed by a hypothyroidism specialist include:

  • Extreme fatigue and overall weakness
  • Brittle nails and very dry skin
  • Unable to deal with cold temperatures
  • Constipation
  • Unable to think clearly or memory issues
  • Menstrual problems
  • Tingling or numbness in feet or hands
  • Infertility or recurrent miscarriage
  • Joint or muscle pain

These are the most common symptoms, however, there are several more. Symptoms can appear very slowly and can be mistaken for the effects of aging. If you are always tired and unable to think clearly, you should be tested for hypothyroidism.

You should be checked for hypothyroidism if:

  • You are older than 60, male or female
  • You have rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes
  • You have a family history of thyroid issues
  • You’re trying to get pregnant and are having problems

Even if your blood test shows a normal TSH, it doesn’t mean you don’t have hypothyroidism. If your thyroid is found to be extremely low, you may have to be hospitalized because of myxedema coma possibilities. This is uncommon, but it does occur.

If your TSH level is low normal or borderline, you should request a referral to a specialist in hypothyroidism. There is also subclinical hypothyroidism. This is a condition in which your T4 and T3 and antibodies should be evaluated when you are suffering from ongoing symptoms.

The prevalent treatment for hypothyroidism is a synthetic replacement of the thyroid hormone. You will probably be started on a low dose which will gradually be titrated up until the maximum benefit is obtained. There will then be periodic checks to be sure you’re stable and tolerating the treatment well.

With the many different symptoms, it’s important that you seek the expertise of a hypothyroidism specialist. Untreated hypothyroidism can not only make you feel miserable, but can be a very dangerous condition and is easily treated.

Manhattan’s Best Hypothyroidism Specialist

In Manhattan – and worldwide – the very best  hypothyroidism specialist is Hugh D. Melnick, M.D. With over four decades of practice as a hypothyroidism specialist, Dr. Melnick is a world renowned expert on thyroid disease. The Doctor is available for consultation in his office or via Skype. Schedule your consultation by clicking the icon below – or – call 212.369.8700 today.

   

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The Best Thyroid Physicians in Manhattan

Jun 04, 2016 9:00 AM

The best thyroid physicians in Manhattan are those who treat the entire person. Dr. Hugh D. Melnick – My Thyroid MD – is a world renowned thyroid specialist who treats thyroid conditions beyond blood tests.Thyroflex-testing The Doctor compiles a complete list of every patient’s symptoms before making a diagnosis. Blood tests alone can be unsuccessful in diagnosing thyroid conditions.

Thyroid Physicians

Your thyroid gland is a small mass located in the neck. In spite of its smallness, this butterfly-shaped tissue plays a significant role in managing how the body’s function. Its health is determinative of how we feel, day in and out.

A few common thyroid disorders and conditions are:

  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hashimoto’s disease
  • Graves’ disease
  • Goiter
  • Thyroid nodule

Below are several common symptoms you may be experiencing due to a thyroid condition.

  • Low pulse
  • Hand tingling or pain
  • Confusion
  • Increased menstrual flow in women
  • Fatigue
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Depression
  • Sparse, coarse, and dry hair
  • Slow speech
  • Hoarse voice
  • Hair loss
  • Ringing of the ears
  • Low body temperature
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Constipation
  • Premature graying of the hair
  • Muscle cramps
  • Cracked heels and dry feet
  • Slow pulse
  • High cholesterol
  • Anxiety and/or palpitations
  • Sides of eyebrows thin or fall out
  • Difficulty losing weight
  • Orange-colored soles and palms
  • Cold extremities
  • Mentally Foggy
  • Miscarriages
  • Decreased stamina
  • Infertility
  • Puffy and swollen face
  • Decreased tendon reflexes
  • Weight gain

Consultation and Treatment

Dr. Melnick offers a number of treatments and diagnostic testing options.

Your first step is diagnostic testing. These tests include:

  • A  physical exam
  • Blood work
  • Secific tests to determine your level of thyroid hormones

After completion of testing, Dr. Melnick will be able to make a full diagnosis before creating a treatment plan specific to your medical needs.

The treatment plan will be tailored to your needs and the condition of your thyroid

Examples treatment options for an overactive thyroid might include:

  • Medications Medications may be used to help decrease the amount of thyroid hormone your body produces. The impact on the thyroid is temporary and symptoms will return if the medication is stopped.
  • Radioactive Iodine – Radioactive iodine is used to permanently damage the cells within the thyroid, rendering it unable to produce thyroid hormone.
  • Surgical removal – Either the whole or a section of the thyroid may be removed in order to address the symptoms of overactive thyroid.

The Best Thyroid Physician in Manhattan

The best thyroid physician in Manhattan, Dr. Hugh Melnick has the education, training, and practical experience to effectively treat a vast array of thyroid conditions.

My Thyroid MD – Dr. Melnick – is available for consultation via Skype. Please click the link below and enter your information – or – call 212.369.8700 directly.

 

   

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