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Thyroid Disease Specialist

Complete Medicine

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Thyroid Specialist & Lifestyle Medicine located in San Antonio, TX

Your thyroid is a small gland in your neck that produces hormones that control many essential body functions. Thyroid disease may affect the production of these hormones, which may lead to symptoms that interfere with your overall health and wellness. As a specialist in endocrinology, diabetes, and thyroid issues, Arti Thangudu, MD, at Complete Medicine in San Antonio, Texas, takes a patient-centered approach to the treatment of thyroid disease. She works one on one with you to develop a plan that helps you gain control over your thyroid problems so you can feel your best. For expert care of your thyroid disease, call the office or book your visit online.

Thyroid Disease Q&A

What is the thyroid?

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in your neck. It’s part of your endocrine system and responsible for producing and secreting various hormones collectively referred to as your thyroid hormones. These hormones play a central role in regulating your body’s metabolism, which affects your weight, body temperature, and energy levels. 

What is thyroid disease?

Thyroid disease includes any condition that affects the health and function of your thyroid gland. Common thyroid diseases include:

Goiter

A goiter is an enlarged thyroid gland. You may develop a goiter if you’re not getting enough iodine in your diet.

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism includes thyroid diseases that lead to a decrease in the production of your thyroid hormones, such as Hashimoto’s disease.

Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism includes thyroid diseases that cause an increase in the production of thyroid hormones, such as Grave’s disease. 

Thyroiditis

Thyroiditis is a type of thyroid disease that causes inflammation of your thyroid gland.

Dr. Thangudu is an endocrinology specialist, so she can diagnose and treat any thyroid disease. 

What can I expect during a thyroid disease consultation?

Dr. Thangudu takes a patient-centered approach to the management of thyroid disease, and you can expect a comprehensive consultation. During your initial visit, she spends 60 minutes reviewing your symptoms, medical and family history, medication use, health concerns, and personal goals. 

Complete Medicine is a membership-based practice, which allows Dr. Thangudu to take the time needed to really understand you and your health story. This approach ensures you get the targeted care you need to optimize your health and well-being.

How is thyroid disease managed?

Dr. Thangudu develops an individualized, patient-centered treatment plan for your thyroid disease based on its type, your symptoms, your personal health goals, and your overall health. Before she makes any recommendations, she spends time educating you about your thyroid disease so you understand exactly how it affects your health, which empowers you to take more control over your disease.

She then develops your personalized treatment plan so you can get on the road to feeling your best. Certified in plant-based nutrition, Dr. Thangudu may include a plant-based diet as part of your treatment plan based on your specific health needs and goals.

Dr. Thangudu schedules ongoing telemedicine visits to help you stay on track and make adjustments to your plan as needed. 

For comprehensive care of your thyroid disease from an expert in her field, contact Complete Medicine by phone or book online today.