Dr. Ailian Chen MD, FACE, ECNU

Dr. Ailian Chen specializes in treatment of thyroid disease, calcium and parathyroid disorders, such as hyperthyroidism, Grave’s disease, abnormal thyroid functions, toxic adenoma and toxic multi-nodular goiter, thyrotoxic storm, thyroiditis, hypothyroidism, Hashimoto disease, thyroid nodules and thyroid cancers, thyroid cancers management, Diabetes, pituitary disorder, adrenal disorder, osteoporosis, PCOS, and follow ups.

Why Thyroid Health is Vital

The thyroid is an endocrine organ which secretes thyroid hormone (T3, T4) to regulate your whole body metabolism and other organs’ functions. The thyroid, like any other organ, can suffer diseases and cancers. In the last 40 years, thyroid cancer incidence has tripled. To know how to precisely diagnose and treat all kinds of thyroid disease/cancers, you need to see a thyroid specialist.

What is

Thyroid Disease?

When the thyroid makes too much thyroid hormone, your body uses energy too quickly. This is called hyperthyroidism. Using energy too quickly will do more than make you tired — it can make your heart beat faster, cause you to lose weight without trying and even make you feel nervous. On the flip-side of this, your thyroid can make too little thyroid hormone. This is called hypothyroidism. When you have too little thyroid hormone in your body, it can make you feel tired, you might gain weight and you may even be unable to tolerate cold temperatures.

Thyroid disease is very common, with an estimated 20 million people in the Unites States having some type of thyroid disorder. A woman is about five to eight times more likely to be diagnosed with a thyroid condition than a man.

You may be at a higher risk of developing a thyroid disease if you:

  • Have a family history of thyroid disease.
  • Have a medical condition (these can include pernicious anemia, type 1 diabetes, primary adrenal insufficiency, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren’s syndrome and Turner syndrome).
  • Take a medication that’s high in iodine (amiodarone).
  • Are older than 60, especially in women.
  • Have had treatment for a past thyroid condition or cancer (thyroidectomy or radiation).


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