What Are The Signs of Low Thyroid?

Greenville SC Clinic Answers – What Are The Signs of Low Thyroid?

When working on one’s overall health, one area that many people neglect to test is the thyroid. This is unfortunate, because this simple gland has an effect on many different organs in the body and is vital for health and well-being. If you have found that you are sluggish, or that you are having trouble losing weight, and you just don’t feel right, hormone therapy to treat a thyroid condition may be just what you need.

The thyroid is part of the endocrine system, which produces hormones. These hormones carry vital nutrients throughout the body and keep organs healthy. A lack of nutrients can have a major impact on the body and can manifest itself in many different ways. Unfortunately, it is very easy for these symptoms to be misdiagnosed, causing a person to become frustrated by ineffective treatments. By working with a doctor experienced in thyroid care, you can be sure you are being properly cared for.

Some common problems caused by thyroid condition can include (among others)

  • Weight gain
  • Low libido
  • Brittle nails
  • Hair loss
  • Depression
  • Memory Issues

A blood test can be done to detect levels of hormones within the body. But if a doctor is not looking for these hormones or is too quick to dismiss their levels, it is very easy to miss. Be sure to talk with your doctor about your thyroid to make sure it is being properly evaluated for any problems that may exist.

Thyroid support can be accomplished in a few different ways. One common way is through hormone replacement therapy. By replacing the hormone normally produced by the thyroid, the body will begin to function normally and the problems listed above may begin to correct themselves. Unfortunately, this hormone therapy will need to be done indefinitely. It should be noted this method does not address the underlying causes of the low functioning thyroid. So it’s not always the best course of action.

For others, the problem can be corrected through proper nutrition. Some ways that hypothyroidism can be corrected with dietary changes. Through these dietary changes, it may be possible to stimulate the thyroid without taking synthetic hormone. A practitioner can go over your particular blood work to find the safest, most effective solution for your thyroid condition.

If you have found that you have tried everything and can’t seem to lose weight or can’t seem to shake that mental fog, speak to a provider experienced with hypothyroidism care. By working with a doctor who is focused on functional wellness your problems will be addressed thoroughly. It may be possible to get your body back to normal so you can feel like your old self.

Schedule your thyroid consultation today and learn how we may be able to help your thyroid symptoms.