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Your Thyroid & Your Health

Friday May 19, 2017 by Essential Health and Wellness in

While the thyroid does get some mention in the health world, it doesn’t get nearly enough attention for all the work that it does and how widely it impacts your health. The thyroid is a small gland located in your neck. It’s primary function is to regulate your metabolism. However, your thyroid affects many other aspects of your health when it gets out of balance. If it becomes to low or too high, you can expect to see it show up in your health in a variety of ways that you or your doctor may not trace to your thyroid right away. Proper thyroid function is significantly affected by your stress load, as well as your diet. You may be surprised to find out what this little gland can do to your body and your mind if it goes off the track, so it’s an important component of your health to be knowledgeable about and to work to improve if you and your doctor detect an imbalance in its functioning.

Low Thyroid Symptoms

  • Depression
  • Weight Gain
  • Constipation
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Brittle, Ridged Nails
  • Rough, Dry Skin
  • Menstrual Irregularities
  • Fluid Retention
  • Anxiety and Panic Attacks
  • Decreased Memory
  • Muscle and Joint Pain
  • Cold Hands or Feet
  • Decreased Sexual Interest
  • Insomnia Fatigue

Overactive Thyroid Symptoms

  • Heart Palpitations
  • Feeling Hot and Sweaty
  • Fine Tremors
  • Rapid Weight Loss
  • Nervousness
  • Clammy Skin

You may be thinking that many of these issues are common reactions to a number of health problems, and you’re right. That’s why it’s important to get to the bottom of your imbalance if you’re experiencing these signs and symptoms. At Essential Health and Wellness, we carefully analyze the thyroid when patients are experiencing these issues, using state-of-the-art lab testing to determine if your thyroid is not functioning optimally. If an imbalance is found, we work with you to optimize your hormone levels and partner with you to change your lifestyle and habits in health ways to sustain your thyroid health. With your thyroid controlling so much of your overall well-being, contact us today if you suspect an issue so we can get you and your health back on track.

Your Thyroid & Your Health was last modified: May 26th, 2017 by Essential Health and Wellness