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Norman Thyroid & Parathyroid Care

Managing Hormone Disorders with Norman Regional

The thyroid and parathyroid glands, although similar in name, serve different functions within the endocrine system. Located in the neck, these glands regulate vital body functions through hormone production.

The parathyroid glands control the balance of calcium and phosphorous, which is crucial for bone health. The thyroid glands, on the other hand, play a pivotal role in regulating metabolism, energy generation, and overall growth and development.

When there are imbalances in production of these hormones, certain health conditions can develop. Fortunately, our endocrinology team at Norman Regional Health System is highly experienced in managing hormone disorders and helping patients live healthier lives.

Common Conditions Caused by Thyroid & Parathyroid Imbalances

Imbalances in the parathyroid glands may result in conditions like hyperparathyroidism, (where excessive hormone production leads to elevated blood calcium levels) and hypoparathyroidism (where insufficient hormone levels cause low calcium and high phosphorous in the blood).

Imbalances in thyroid hormone production can lead to several conditions, although the most common ones are hypothyroidism (where underactive thyroid function slows bodily processes, resulting in fatigue, weight gain, and sensitivity to cold) and hyperthyroidism (where an overactive thyroid accelerates body functions, causing weight loss, rapid heart rate, and nervousness). Thyroid dysfunction can also give rise to autoimmune disorders like Grave's disease or Hashimoto's thyroiditis, where the body's immune system mistakenly targets the thyroid tissue and impacts hormone output.

Treatment Options for Hormonal Imbalances

Our services encompass everything from routine monitoring and medication management to complex surgeries. To address a vast range of conditions, we rely on a multidisciplinary approach that caters to individual patient needs.

Dr. Tom Connally, Medical Director and an expert in minimally invasive procedures, offers advanced surgical options for thyroid and parathyroid diseases. Recognized for his innovative methods, Dr. Connally is affiliated with the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and spearheads treatments that enhance patient recovery and outcomes.

Contact Our Endocrinology Department Today

For assistance managing hormonal imbalances, Norman Regional Health System offers the healthcare services in Norman that you’ve been looking for. We're here to help you achieve optimal health and well-being.

Contact our endocrinology department at 405-329-4102 today to schedule an appointment.

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