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Theodore C. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D. has opened a private practice, specializing in treating patients with adrenal, pituitary, thyroid and fatigue disorders. Dr. Friedman has privileges at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Martin Luther King Medical Center. His practice includes detecting and treating hormone imbalances, including hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Friedman is also an expert in diagnosing and treating pituitary disorders, including Cushings disease and syndrome.
Dr. Friedman's career reflects his ongoing quest to better understand and treat endocrine problems. With both medical and research doctoral degrees, he has conducted studies and cared for patients at some of the country's most prestigious institutions, including the University of Michigan, the National Institutes of Health, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and UCLA's Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science.
Visit Dr. Friedman on the web at: http://www.goodhormonehealth.com
MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR THYROID:
Your thyroid is a gland at the front of your neck beneath your voice box (larynx). A healthy thyroid is a little larger than a quarter. It usually cannot be felt through the skin.
The thyroid has two parts (lobes). A thin piece of tissue (the isthmus) separates the lobes.
The thyroid makes hormones:
Thyroid hormone: Thyroid hormone is made by thyroid follicular cells. It affects heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and weight.
Calcitonin: Calcitonin is made by C cells in the thyroid. It plays a small role in keeping a healthy level of calcium in the body.