Thyroid Disease

There are approximately 12 million people suffering from thyroid disease in this country. Most of them don’t know it, however. That is why it is so important to get tested for thyroid disease during regular checkups. There are two different types of thyroid disease – hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough hormone to regulate important body functions. The opposite is true with hyperthyroidism – too much hormone is produced. Integrative Health offers thyroid testing to diagnose thyroid disease and treat it naturally.

Symptoms
There are many symptoms of thyroid disease, which vary depending on whether or not you suffer from hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.

  • Symptoms of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid):
    • Unexplained weight loss
    • Increased heart rate
    • High blood pressure
    • Excessive perspiration
    • Nervousness/anxiety
    • Frequent bowel movements
    • Hand tremors
    • Light or shortened menstrual cycle
    • Development of a goiter in the neck
  • Symptoms of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid):
    • Unexplained weight gain/inability to lose weight
    • Reduced heart rate
    • Depression
    • Lethargy
    • Increased sensitivity to cold
    • ingling in hands and fingers
    • Constipation
    • Dry skin and brittle hair
    • Heavy or lengthened menstrual cycles
    • Development of a goiter in the neck

Treatments
Most treatments for thyroid disease include taking a synthetic or desiccated thyroid supplement. Integrative Health in Scottsdale offers thyroid testing and treatments that can help to regulate your thyroid naturally without the need for potentially harmful medications. Schedule an appointment for thyroid testing today by calling 480-657-0003.

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