Thyroid Health

 

Our programs are designed to address thyroid disorders including hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, hyperthyroidism, and Graves' Disease.


The Thyroid Gland & Hormones

The thyroid is an endocrine (hormone secreting) gland that is located below your Adam's apple. It is often referred to as the "thermostat" of our body, because the thyroid hormones it produces regulate our temperature and play an important role in metabolism, including our ability to extract nutrients and use energy from food.


What is hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is a term used to describe an underactive thyroid that is not producing enough thyroid hormone for proper function. The most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States is an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.


What is hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism is a term used to describe an overactive thyroid that is producing too much thyroid hormone for proper function. The most common cause of hyperthyroidism in the United States is an autoimmune condition called Graves' Disease.



What symptoms are related to thyroid disorders?

HYPERTHYROIDISM (Overactive)

  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Weight Loss
  • Increased Appetite
  • Frequent Bowel Movements
  • Sweating
  • Heat Intolerance
  • Rapid Heartbeat
  • Palpitations
  • Tremors
  • Hair Loss
  • Warm, Moist Palms
  • Soft Nails
  • Eye Bulging
  • Scanty Menstrual Periods
  • Infertility
  • Enlarged Thyroid (Goiter)

HYPOTHYROIDISM (Underactive)

  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Weight Gain
  • Constipation
  • Feeling Cold
  • Cold Intolerance
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Forgetfulness
  • Brain Fog
  • Thinning of outer 1/3 of the eyebrows
  • Dry Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Brittle Nails
  • Weakness
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Arthritis
  • Stiffness & Joint Pain
  • Heavy Menstrual Periods
  • Infertility
  • Enlarged Thyroid (Goiter)

How do I know if I have a thyroid condition and what do I do about it?

Diagnosing a thyroid condition can be done with a Comprehensive Thyroid Panel which is a simple blood test. This panel gives us more information than the conventionally standard Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) test alone and allows us to evaluate your thyroid hormone levels as well as screen for autoimmune thyroid disorders.

Once we've evaluated your history, physical exam, and labs we will put together a unique plan to heal your thyroid and get you back to feeling well.
 

If you think you may be suffering from a thyroid condition,