Wellness Roundup talk – thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal gland disorders – January 15


Linda Shannon-Hills

SBR Wellness Roundup is happy to host Dr. Lilah Morris-Wiseman to SaddleBrooke Ranch to talk about thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal gland disorders on Tuesday, January 15 at 4:00 p.m. in La Mesa and Montana Rooms.

Thyroid disorders are exceedingly common. According to the American Thyroid Association, Thyroid disorders affect upwards of 20 million Americans and 80% of incidences affect women. Regardless, thyroid health is an issue of importance for both men and women. Your thyroid is part of your endocrine system and if it’s out of whack, it’s almost certain that your hormones will be as well. A healthy thyroid gland encourages positive well-being, metabolism and energy levels.

Typically, these disorders occur when the thyroid gland (a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the lower portion of the neck) releases too many or too few hormones. Imbalance of this kind can create disturbance in the functions that regulate how the body metabolizes proteins, fats and carbohydrates as well as in how it uses energy, consumes oxygen and produces heat. Production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland is regulated by another hormone that is made by the pituitary gland, a small gland in the base of your brain. The pituitary and thyroid glands work together to produce the right amount of thyroid hormone for the body. If too little thyroid hormone is produced, people are considered hypothyroid; if thyroid hormone is produced in excess, they are diagnosed as hyperthyroid.

Dr. Morris-Wiseman specializes in treating thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal gland disorders using minimally invasive surgical techniques. She attended and graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine in 2004, having over 14 years of diverse experience, especially in Surgical Oncology. She is affiliated with many hospitals including University of Arizona Medical Center, South Campus, University of Arizona Medical Center, Northwest Medical Center and Oro Valley Hospital. Dr. Morris-Wiseman’s care philosophy is to provide mutual respect, understanding and trust when caring for her patients.

Please join us on Tuesday, January 15 at 4:00 p.m. for this informative talk.