Thyroid Disorders

The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck and produces thyroid hormone, which helps regulate the body’s metabolism. Problems with the thyroid gland include too much (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism) thyroid hormone, inflammation of the thyroid gland (thyroiditis), thyroid nodules (lumps in the thyroid gland), or thyroid cancer.

Endocrinologists – who study and care for patients with an endocrine gland and hormone problems—study and treat several major disorders of the thyroid gland.