The American Thyroid Association reports that 20 million Americans are affected by a thyroid condition and estimates that approximately 60 percent of people don’t know they have a problem.
This is an extremely troubling statistic. The thyroid gland controls just about every cell in the human body. It manages the body’s metabolic systems, regulates brain and nerve function/development, and controls the function of skin, hair, eyes, heart and intestines.
It’s absolutely vital for patients to check the health of their thyroid. Two of the most common thyroid disorders are hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – and they’re not anything you should take lightly.
What is hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroidism is basically low thyroid function. It affects women more often than men, and although, it commonly affects people over 60, it can begin at any age. Common symptoms of hypothyroidism include…
- Weight gain
- Muscle and joint pain
- Hair loss
- Dry skin
- Brittle nails
- Night sweats
- Irregular periods
What is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is brought on by the body attacking the thyroid. Patients with Hashimoto’s may feel all the same symptoms of hypothyroidism but may also experience the symptoms of high thyroid function such as…
- Hand tremors
- Heart palpitations
- A feeling of tightness in their throat
Any of these symptoms sound familiar? They are also the symptoms of hormone imbalance—perimenopause, menopause and andropause. This is why it is important to evaluate the whole person not just a symptom.
If thyroid disorders are left untreated, more concerning health problems can arise like heart problems, obesity, infertility, and mental health issues.
What treatment options for thyroid disorders does Embrace Wellness offer?
Embrace Wellness provides a range of treatment options for thyroid management including…
- Medication management
- Nutritional guidance
- Supplement recommendations
- Traditional bio-identical medications (hormones that match the human body’s own chemical structure) such as Levothyroxine, Levoxyl, Synthroid, Tiorsint, Cytomel and Liothyronine
- Bio-identical porcine (derived from pig thyroid) medications such as Armour Thyroid, NP Thyroid, Nature Thyroid
- Compounded bio-identical T4 and T3 in a sustained release formula
- Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) therapy for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
Start living your best life today.
Thyroid evaluations are thorough and always include an evaluation for autoimmune disease of the thyroid. A basic thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) test does not always provide a patient with the finale answer. Call today if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.