Thyroid Issues

Thyroid Issues

The thyroid gland influences the functioning of every organ in the body, including the brain.

Hypothyroidism may be the most commonly missed diagnosis today. Up to 40% of the population may have undiagnosed hypothyroidism. An underactive thyroid gland can bring chaos to one’s physical and mental well-being. The thyroid gland, a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the throat, produces hormones that regulate the basic metabolic rate of every cell and organ in the body.

Hashimoto’s Disease, an autoimmune illness of the thyroid gland is very common, and results when lymphocytes attack the thyroid gland. This problem is more common in women, and thyroid antibodies will only be formed when there is oxidative damage to the thyroid gland.

Symptoms of hypothyroidism may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Joint pain
  • Periods of depression
  • High cholesterol
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Muscles aches
  • Difficulty losing weight
  • Thinning hair or hair loss
  • Dry skin
  • Lower body temperature below 98.6ºF
  • Decreased body hair
  • A puffy face or swollen eyelids
  • Less than one bowel movement per day
  • Cold sensitivity
  • Poor short-term memory
  • Feeling tired in the morning, or in the afternoon
  • Thinning eyebrows or eyelashes.

If this sounds or feels like you, contact us today at 336-760-0240 to find out how we can help you.