What Are Thyroid Disorders?
Thyroid disorders are a common health condition affecting the production of hormones that help regulate metabolism and cardiovascular health, among other bodily functions. The thyroid gland is located in the front of your neck and is an important part of the endocrine system. When it produces insufficient amounts or an oversupply of hormones, a thyroid disorder often results, which can impact your health in many ways. Skilled family nurse practitioner Katherine Johnson can help treat and manage the symptoms of hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and other thyroid conditions. To learn more, or to schedule a thyroid screening, please call Johnson Family Medical in Frisco, TX.
"Katherine and her staff are the best. Always responsive and friendly. Katherine really listens to your concerns and treats the individual and not an "out of the box" treatment that is the same for everyone. She is always on time. Takes the time to have the conversation WITH you and doesn't talk AT you. I was referred to her by friends, and I continue to recommend her to others."- A.B. / Google / Nov 29, 2021
"I had my first consultation and procedure with Katherine and staff. The staff were professional from the time I was greeted at the door from the time I left Katherine’s office . I admire the professional, kindness and knowledge that was delivered to me from Katherine and staff.. I highly recommend this entity. I will definitely refer to this entity for future procedures and treatments. Thank you Katherine and staff .."- E.M. / Google / Aug 18, 2021
"Katherine Johnson is an Angel. Caring, kind, and understanding. The office staff is courteous and professional. The office is clean and beautiful."- V.M. / Google / Aug 06, 2021
"I love love Dr Johnson. She is amazing and makes you feel at ease. I want to make that clear! The reason that I did not give a 5 star is because of a certain staff member. When I was trying to explain my reasoning of not being able to come do a follow up....was told on the phone prior to first visit that they did take carecredit and gave a totally different copay amount, she got defensive saying how it's only 3 people blah blah blah and they don't take it. Ok. I get that. But if you let me talk and finish instead of getting defensive and interrupting. Yes, maybe the person misunderstood?? Idk, but it happened. You can say it never did but it won't change the fact that yes it did. I even showed them the number at the time of visit, which was theirs that I called hrs prior to confirm copay price when the receptionist tried to say I called a different office. I didn't make it up. But don't get ugly cause you think no one could have made a mistake on your end. Maybe she thought I said something else. Idk. Either way, I'm not mad about it. I wasn't even getting nasty on the phone. I just was telling what happened. Nothing more. So don't try to talk over me on the phone cause you don't agree and want to basically say I'm lying. I just chose this place because I heard great things about Dr Johnson, which is all true and thinking they did take it which unfortunately for me, they dont. But even the copay amount that I was told originally, ended up being twice as much as well."- A.S. / Google / Aug 05, 2021
"I found Katherine Johnson when I posted in a FB group for Moms because I knew I needed Help but had NO idea where to start. As women age we experience so many changes and Katherine is the Nancy Drew of getting to the root cause! She’s so passionate about helping others and it shows! I’m so grateful for her and her team! And I’m all about supporting local business! Thanks for everything!"- N.H. / Google / Jul 23, 2021
How Are Thyroid Disorders Treated?
Thyroid disorders may be the result of autoimmune conditions, genetics, chemical imbalances, or other issues. Symptoms can include drastic changes in weight, irregular heartbeat, anxiety, and fatigue, among additional effects. Treatment for thyroid disorders is tailored to individual needs and varies according to a person's age, symptoms, conditions, and overall health. In many cases, thyroid conditions are managed through prescription medication and a vitamin and supplement regimen to help regulate proper hormone levels. For some Frisco, TX patients, removing a portion of the entire thyroid gland may be the best course of care.
Thyroid Disorders FAQ
How do you diagnose a thyroid problem?
The most common way to diagnose a thyroid problem is to run a series of tests known as thyroid function tests. These tests measure the amount of thyroid-stimulating hormones in the blood. There are three hormones the tests are measuring: T3 total, T4 (thyroxine or free T4), and TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone). An abnormal level of any of these may indicate a thyroid disorder.
What are some other symptoms of a thyroid disorder?
In addition to the symptoms mentioned above, these symptoms may also indicate a thyroid problem:
- Unexplained weight gain
- Brain fog and/or memory problems
- Digestive problems
- Vision changes
- Hair loss
- Muscle and/or joint pain
- A swollen neck
- Bowel difficulties (constipation, pain, hemorrhoids)
- Menstrual changes or abnormalities
- Depression, mood swings
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Weakness and/or tingling in the arms, wrists, or hands
How common are thyroid disorders?
Thyroid disorders are more common than many think, with as many as 20 million Americans having some type of thyroid disorder. Women are about 5 — 8 times more likely than men to experience a thyroid condition.
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- Follow Up Time
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Find Effective Thyroid Care
While treatments for thyroid problems are often long-term or even lifelong, they may be necessary to help maintain your overall health and wellness. At Johnson Family Medical, Katherine and our team can screen for and treat thyroid disorders to help improve your health, energy, and overall well-being. Please contact our Frisco, TX facility today to reserve your in-person or telehealth consultation. Our practice proudly accepts Medicare and several major insurance plans.