Have you been feeling tired for no reason, have your skin become noticeably dryer, or does your face seem puffier? Symptoms like these and host more could be signs of Hypothyroidism. Thyroid hormones regulate metabolism, and It is possible to have too much (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism) thyroid hormone in your system.
The signs and symptoms of Hypothyroidism vary, depending on the severity of the hormone deficiency. However, potential symptoms can include weight fluctuations, anxiety, hair loss, inability to handle cold temperatures or feeling cold all the time, and an enlarged thyroid gland.
What is hypothyroidism?
When your thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormones to meet your body’s needs, it is described as Hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck. It makes hormones that control the way the body uses energy. Problems tend to develop slowly, often over some years, and you may barely notice the symptoms at first or attribute them to getting older. But as your metabolism slows, you may develop more apparent problems, and, left untreated, Hypothyroidism can cause many health problems, such as obesity, joint pain, infertility, and heart disease.
Causes of Hypothyroidism can include:
- Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disorder where your immune system attacks your thyroid.
- Thyroiditis, inflammation of the thyroid
- Congenital Hypothyroidism, Hypothyroidism that is present at birth
- Surgical removal of part or the entire thyroid
- Radiation treatment of the thyroid
- Certain medications
A Holistic Approach to Thyroid Treatment
At Nava Health & Vitality Center, we go beyond traditional TSH testing, conducting a battery of thyroid tests designed to pinpoint potential thyroid issues. Our advanced data interpretation techniques help us assess your thyroid function accurately and determine which therapies may lead to the best health outcomes. Depending on our findings, we may suggest approaching your thyroid imbalance issues through specially compounded prescription drugs and premium-grade nutraceuticals. Nutritional counseling may also help you explore how a hypothyroidism diet can impact your thyroid imbalance.
You do not have to settle for feeling less than your best. With the right approach, you can alleviate thyroid imbalance issues and regain your energy and spark. Contact one of our caring, professional Certified Wellness Consultants today to learn about Nava Center’s comprehensive approach to achieving thyroid balance and overall wellness.