The thyroid gland works to regulate and produce hormones that govern the body’s various systems. Hormone imbalance is one of the most common and insidious medical problems people face today. Symptoms of a malfunctioning thyroid include emotional instability, sudden and dramatic weight gain or loss, menstrual problems, energy deficiency, and more.
Below are just a few of the major thyroid diseases we treat at Lake Pointe Wellness Center.
Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism
Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are two chronic conditions created by unbalanced thyroid function. In hypothyroidism, the thyroid does not produce sufficient hormones to regular the body’s natural functions. Alternatively, hyperthyroidism produces hormones in excess. Both
of these conditions lead to a chain reaction of irritating and painful symptoms, affecting both men and women. However, they are most noticeable in females due to the interruption of their monthly
Graves’ disease is an immune system disorder that causes the body to overproduce thyroid hormones resulting in further disease like Hyperthyroidism. Symptoms of Graves’ disease include anxiety, tremors in the hands or feet, heat sensitivity, excessive sweating, weight loss, fatigue, and more. Due to its effect on multiple body systems, the overall effects on one’s wellness can include serious ramifications.
Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disease that attacks the thyroid gland. The inflammation caused by Hashimoto’s disease can restrict and inhibit the production of thyroid hormones, leading to further diseases like Hypothyroidism. Symptoms include fatigue, hair loss, joint pain, muscle weakness, depression and mood swings, memory lapses, and more.
Those who suffer from thyroid conditions often face particular prescription restrictions that make it difficult to mix medicines. This is where alternative, functional medicine practices can come into play.