The thyroid gland, located in your neck, can wreck havoc with every system in your body.
The thyroid gland is responsible for producing an adequate amount of TSH, a hormone that regulates your body temperature, metabolism, and heartbeat.
Problems arise when your thyroid becomes overactive or underactive.
Why does the thyroid go haywire?
There’s no easy answer. It could be stress, toxins, nutritional deficiencies, genetics, or an autoimmune flare up.
Either way, if you need a diagnosis and treatment, it’s critical to have a medical professional that has experience in working with thyroid disorders in women.
In fact, women over 35 years of age are more than 30% likely to have a thyroid disorder
Wondering if you have a thyroid disorder?
- The number one complaint we hear from women who have hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) is that they are incredibly tired and have zero energy.
- The second most common symptom associated with hypothyroidism is depression or a constant nagging sadness.
- Women with a thyroid disorder often report that they experience difficulty concentrating or that they are forgetful and have “brain fog.”
- Other conditions associated with an underactive thyroid include a low libido, dry skin, brittle nails, hair loss, longer menstrual periods, a heavier menstrual flow, cold hands and feet, and constipation.
Hyperthyroidism, or and overactive thyroid, often means heart palpitations, anxiety, weight loss, and an increase in appetite.
Lab tests can be tricky when used to diagnose a thyroid disorder.
If warranted, our medical providers will order a full-panel blood test so they can see a comprehensive reading of your results.
They may also want to discuss with you other options for diagnosing thyroid issues including an ultrasound.
We’re here to listen and help you through this journey. To get started, call 480-448-2411 for an appointment.