Tip: Thyroid Health

A key to a healthy body is positive thyroid health. Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism are both thyroid conditions that affect your body.

A key to a healthy body is positive thyroid health. The thyroid contains hormones that affect every organ in your body. Sometimes your thyroid can be overactive or underactive which can cause changes in your heart rate, body temperature or weight. When the thyroid makes too many hormones it’s called Hyperthyroidism and when the thyroid does not make enough hormones it’s called Hypothyroidism.

Keri Peterson, MD

This video features Keri Peterson, MD. Dr. Keri Peterson specializes in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and is board certified in internal medicine. She holds appointments at Lenox Hill Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Duration: 1:11. Last Updated On: Nov. 12, 2018, 8:10 p.m.
Reviewed by: Holly Atkinson, MD, Mera Goodman, MD, Preeti Parikh, MD . Review date: Nov. 12, 2018
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