Thyroid Disease

If you suffer from Thyroid Disease or you have been told your Thyroid is fine, yet you are struggling. You are not alone. We can help. We run take a through history, run specialized test, and designed an individualized plan. Learn how to go from exhausted to energized.

“An estimated twenty million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. Sixty percent are unaware they have thyroid disease. One woman in eight will have thyroid disease in their lifetime,” according to the American Thyroid Association. Hoshimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common cause of hypothyroidism, therefore if you have Hypothyroid disease you could be suffering from autoimmune, yet not even know it.

What is the Thyroid & It’s Function?

Is a tiny butterfly-shaped gland located at the front of your neck. This tiny organ has a power punch producing thyroid hormone that affects every cell of your body. Thyroid hormones regulates basal metabolic rate, heart rate, metabolism, digestion, brain function, sleep and more.

Types of Thyroid Disease

Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid is underactive, everything slows down. Signs and symptoms of Hypothyroidism include:

  • Weight gain
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Brain fog
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Hair loss
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Infertility

Hyperthyroidism is when to thyroid becomes overactive. This overactivity produces excess thyroid hormone called thyroxine. This increase in thyroxine speeds up the body metabolism. Signs and symptoms of Hyperthyroidsm include:

  • Weight loss (inability to gain weight)
  • Diarrhea
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep dysfunction
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Bulging eyes
  • Infertility
  • Sweating

Autoimmune Thyroiditis is when the body’s own immune system attacks the thyroid. The body has forgotten how to differentiate between good and bad (invader). There are two types of autoimmune thyroiditis Autoimmune Hypothyroidism or Hoshimoto’s Disease or Autoimmune Hyperthyroidism or Grave’s Disease.

With Hoshimoto’s autoimmune thyroid disease the thyroid can be go between producing too many thyroid hormones and too little thyroid hormones, having episodes of both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

Grave’s Disease is an autoimmune hyperthyroid disease where the body is attacking the thyroid and secretes too much thyroxine (T4), speeding up the metabolism and systems in the body.

Thyroid Success Stories

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