Thyroid Disease: Evaluation and Management

Disorders of the Thyroid

  • Assessment and Management of Hyperthyroidism
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Hypothyroidism
  • Diagnosis of Thyroiditis, Goiters, Thyroid Nodules and Thyroid Cancer
  • Fine Needle Aspiration of the Thyroid

Pre-pregnancy Management, and Management of Pregnancies Complicated by Thyroid Diseases

It is not uncommon to encounter thyroid disease in pregnancy. In fact, thyroid disorders are the second most common endocrine disease complicating pregnancy after diabetes mellitus. Overactive (hyperthyroidism) or underactive (hypothyroidism) thyroid function is more common in women and can occur during pregnancy, after pregnancy (post partum thyroiditis), or may be the cause of infertility. Preconception counseling, good control of thyroid function at the time of conception and throughout pregnancy is important for optimal maternal and neonatal outcome.