Understanding thyroid problems

It is estimated that as many as 25 million Americans have a thyroid problem. More daunting than this statistic is the fact that nearly half of them have no idea that they do. Hypothyroidism (an under-active thyroid gland) accounts for 90% of all thyroid imbalances. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the center of our neck. You might call it the master gland of metabolism. How well your thyroid functions can affect every system in your body. If your thyroid is not performing optimally, then neither are you.

Hypothyroidism is under diagnosed

Many symptoms of thyroid imbalance can seem minor, and most doctors will spend only a few minutes talking with patients to sort out the cause of their complaint. This is why it is best to see a hormone doctor if you suspect problems related to hypothyroidism. Older womenare more likely to develop hypothyroidism than men. You also have a higher risk to develop hypothyroidism if you have a close family member with an autoimmune disease. Other risk factors include:

 

  • Race (being white or Asian)
  • Age (growing older)
  • Prematurely grayinghair
  • Autoimmune disorders such astype 1 diabetes,multiple sclerosis,rheumatoid arthritis,celiac disease,Addison’s disease
  • Down syndrome
  • Turner syndrome

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Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

Symptoms of hypothyroidism may be vague and can often mimic other conditions. They may include:

  • Changes in the menstrual cycle
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Hair loss
  • Dry skin
  • Fatigue
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Slowheart rate
  • Swelling of the thyroid gland (goiter)
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Difficultylosing weight

 

Internationally known hormone doctors in Atlanta GA

If you are concerned about symptoms and you are seeking holistic and natural healthcare, Taylor Medical Wellness in Atlanta, GA is the answer. You will meet Internationally known hormone experts, functional medicine doctors and healthcare professionals who are focused on providing anti-aging, aesthetic and weight loss healthcare to people of all ages. If weight loss is your goal, you will receive a customized weight loss plan that utilizes state of the art testing to access your metabolism and to determine your ideal calorie intake. No guesswork, just an effective program that is specifically tailored to your nutritional needs.

 

For those interested in disease prevention, we provide testing and treatment for hormonal imbalances, neurotransmitter imbalances, gastrointestinal problems, nutritional deficiencies and more. We offer nutritional therapy, healthcare screenings, weight loss programs, and wellness counseling. Our goal is to help you to reduce your risk for health illnesses that are associated with diet, nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle choices. If you are intent on being healthy or feeling better, Taylor Medical Wellness, Weight Loss and Aesthetic Group can help you achieve your goals.