The thyroid gland plays a crucial role in regulating metabolism by producing thyroid hormones. These hormones control the rate at which the body produces and uses energy, impacting weight, energy levels, and overall health. When the thyroid gland is not functioning optimally, it can lead to a variety of symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, constipation, and more.
Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are two common conditions related to the thyroid gland. At Healthcierge Medical, we recognize that managing thyroid conditions requires a personalized approach, including dietary and lifestyle changes, as well as comprehensive testing that includes thyroid antibodies. With Dr. Musset’s expertise in managing thyroid dysfunction, we can help you optimize your thyroid health and improve your overall wellbeing.
Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormones, which slows down the body’s functions. Several factors can cause this condition. When left untreated, it can lead to various symptoms, including weight gain, dry skin, tiredness, cold intolerance, constipation, lack of strength, dry or coarse hair, and hair loss.
Hyperthyroidism occurs when there is an excess of the thyroid hormone so much that you have the following symptoms.
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism:
Weakness in muscles
Nervousness and anxiety
Increased blood pressure and heart rate
Well, because hypothyroidism is more common, we’ll touch on a couple factors that can offset the thyroid in that way.
Causes of hypothyroidism:
Lack of nutrients
Each of these can affect your body differently. Just because you struggle with one of these causes doesn’t mean you have a low functioning thyroid.
To determine if your thyroid is working properly, a comprehensive thyroid panel that includes antibodies is necessary. While conventional doctors may focus on medication or surgery for thyroid dysfunction, at Healthcierge Medical, we take a more nuanced approach. We understand that managing a thyroid with mild dysfunction is different from one with moderate or severe dysfunction, and that dietary and lifestyle changes are critical for maintaining optimal thyroid health.
As a practitioner well-versed in managing thyroid conditions, Dr. Musset can provide the necessary testing and personalized treatment plan to help you achieve optimal thyroid function and overall wellness. Don’t let thyroid dysfunction impact your quality of life – contact us today to learn more.