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Thyroid Disorder

Thyroid disorder affects an estimated 20 million Americans and is more prevalent in women than in men. Because thyroid disease frequently masquerades as a variety of medical problems, it is often misdiagnosed, or the symptoms can be so subtle that they go undetected. The good news is that thyroid problems can be managed. We examine the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders.

Guests

Mark Fruiterman, M.D.
Endocrinologist in practice with The Endocrine Group in Albany, NY.

Dale R. Meyer, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Director of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery at the Albany Medical Center Lions Eye Institute and Professor of Ophthalmology at Albany Medical College.

Lions Eye Institute (Office)
1220 New Scotland Rd., Ste 302
Albany (Slingerlands), NY 12159
Phone: (518) 533-6540

Ira L. Zackon, M.D.
Specialist in medical oncology and hematology with New York Oncology Hematology, located in Troy, NY.

Related Resources

• The American Academy of Otolaryngology is the world's largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck.
 
• The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists is a medical professional community of clinical endocrinologists committed to enhancing its members’ ability to provide the highest quality of care.
 
• The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association is dedicated to the eradication of autoimmune diseases and the alleviation of suffering and the socioeconomic impact of autoimmunity through fostering and facilitating collaboration in the areas of education, public awareness, research, and patient services in an effective, ethical and efficient manner.
 
• The American Thyroid Association leads in promoting thyroid health and understanding thyroid biology.
 
• The Graves' Disease Foundation is committed to reaching out to those affected by Graves’ and other thyroid related diseases with programs that provide patients and caregivers counseling, support, and referrals to medical professionals.
 
The Hormone Foundation seeks to serve as a resource for the public by promoting the prevention, treatment and cure of hormone-related conditions through outreach and education.
 
MedlinePlus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, offers information on thyroid diseases.
 
• The National Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Information Service offers an A-Z list of endocrine and metabolic diseases.
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