Thyroid Treatment & Management

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Aspen Diabetes & Endocrine Clinic's Thyroid Disorders Management Programme

Management of hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroiditis, thyroid nodules and other thyroid disorders
Navigating thyroid disorders can be a complex process. We provide you with personalised care and guidance in your treatment plan, supporting you at every step of your journey.

What are thyroid disorders, and how does it affect the body?

Thyroid disorders are characterised by disturbances in the thyroid gland, which can impact on thyroid hormone production. These conditions encompass hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and the presence of thyroid nodules.

Symptoms of thyroid disorders vary depending on whether the thyroid is underactive (hypothyroidism) or overactive (hyperthyroidism).

Hypothyroidism symptoms may include:

  • Fatigue and sluggishness
  • Increased sensitivity to cold
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin
  • Weight gain
  • Puffy face
  • Hoarseness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Elevated blood cholesterol level
  • Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods
  • Thinning hair
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Depression
  • Impaired memory

Hyperthyroidism symptoms might include:

  • Unintentional weight loss, even when your appetite and food intake stay the same or increase
  • Rapid heartbeat (tachycardia) or irregular heartbeat (palpitations)
  • Increased appetite
  • Nervousness, anxiety, and irritability
  • Tremor in your hands and fingers
  • Sweating
  • Changes in menstrual patterns
  • Increased sensitivity to heat
  • Changes in bowel patterns, especially more frequent bowel movements
  • An enlarged thyroid gland (goiter)
  • Fatigue, muscle weakness
  • Difficulty sleeping

Thyroid nodules often don’t cause symptoms, but when they do, they may include:

  • A noticeable lump in the neck
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Hoarseness
  • Difficulty breathing

If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to consult a thyroid specialist like Dr Ester Yeoh for a proper diagnosis and treatment.

What are the different types of thyroid disorders?

Each of these disorders has unique symptoms and requires different management approaches. If you suspect a thyroid issue, it’s important to consult with a doctor for a proper evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.

Diagnosing Thyroid Disorders

Diagnosing thyroid disorders typically involves a combination of medical history review, physical examination, and specific tests:

For a comprehensive thyroid assessment and management, 
consult Dr Ester Yeoh at Aspen Diabetes & Endocrine Clinic today.

Why Choose Aspen?

Medical Expertise

Our experienced endocrinologist and team will guide you on the path to better manage your thyroid condition based on your specific condition.

Tailored Treatment Plan

Based on your condition, we provide you with a care plan tailored to your needs and preferences.

Support and Accountability

Our compassionate team is with you every step of the way, providing you with information, encouragement, and practical advice.

About Dr Ester Yeoh

Meet Our Doctor

Profile of Dr Ester Yeoh

Medical Director
Senior Consultant Endocrinologist
MBBS (S’pore), MRCP (UK), MMed (Int. Med.) (S’pore),
FRCP (Edin.), FAMS (Endocrinology)

Dr Ester Yeoh is a Senior Consultant Endocrinologist with dual accreditation in Endocrinology and Internal Medicine. She obtained her medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2005. After completing basic specialist training in Internal Medicine, she trained in Endocrinology at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH), Singapore and attained specialist accreditation in Endocrinology in 2013.

Following that, she was awarded a fellowship by the Ministry of Health under the Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) at the Diabetes Centre in King’s College Hospital, London, UK where she was involved in clinical and research work in type 1 diabetes and hypoglycaemia.

Dr Yeoh rejoined KTPH as a Consultant in the Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, in 2015. Her professional focus is on several key areas of endocrinology, including type 1 diabetes, hypoglycaemia, obesity, and advanced diabetes technologies, encompassing insulin pump utilization and glucose sensors. She has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and has been invited to present her work at local and international conferences. In addition to her technical proficiency, Dr Yeoh maintains a keen interest in the psychological aspects of diabetes care, embracing a holistic approach to patient well-being. Her dedication extends to the realm of digital health solutions, as she continually explores ways to enhance patient experiences and outcomes. Beyond these areas of expertise, she remains well-versed in thyroid disorders and general endocrinology.

Thyroid Disorders FAQ

What is Aspen Diabetes & Endocrine Clinic's approach to thyroid management?

We embrace a holistic approach by combining active listening skills with personalised treatment plans and advice based on your needs and preferences.

How do thyroid disorders affect weight and energy levels?

Thyroid disorders can lead to weight fluctuations, fatigue, and mood changes. We provide support for symptom management and offer treatment solutions.

What role do lifestyle and nutrition play in thyroid management?

Nutrition, stress, and exercise can have an impact on thyroid health. We provide you with information and guidance on treatment plans to support a healthy thyroid function.

Do thyroid disorders affect fertility and pregnancy?

Thyroid conditions can affect both fertility and pregnancy. If you are currently pregnant or planning to conceive and have any concerns regarding your thyroid health, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

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