The thyroid is a gland found in your neck. It is responsible for producing thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones help to regulate our metabolism. HYPOthyroid means that the thyroid is not producing enough thyroid hormone. HYPERthyroid means that the thyroid is making too much thyroid hormone.
Common Hypothyroid Signs and Symptoms
- Weight gain
- Dry skin and hair
- Decreased memory
- Hair loss
- Difficulty concentrating
- Cold body temperature
My Approach to Thyroid Conditions
First, I review your signs and symptoms by taking a complete medical history. This is to determine if your symptoms are related to the thyroid, or to something else. If a thyroid condition is suspected, a complete thyroid panel is ordered. The combination of symptoms and lab results will then determine the course of treatment. Treatments may include thyroid hormone replacement, herbal and nutritional supplementation, dietary recommendations, and lifestyle changes. In some cases, other possible underlying causes are assessed and treated as well.
If you are experiencing symptoms of hypothyroid function, book a consult to have it fully assessed.