The thyroid plays a very important role in regulating the metabolism. Thyroid diseases negatively affect the normal functioning of this gland, forcing it to overproduce (hyperthyroidism) or underproduce (hypothyroidism) proper levels of thyroid hormones. At Medical Transformation Center, we take a personalized approach to thyroid disorders through the use of functional medicine. If you are interested in learning more about your treatment options, contact our office in Louisville to schedule your first appointment!
What Are the Symptoms of Thyroid Disease?
To recognize the symptoms of thyroid disease, it’s beneficial to first understand which types of thyroid disorders exist. One of the most common thyroid conditions we see is Hashimoto’s disease, an autoimmune disorder that often leads to hypothyroidism. Some common symptoms include the following:
- Weight gain
- Sensitivity to cold
- Brain fog
- Muscle stiffness
Hyperthyroidism, also known as grave’s disease, is a condition in which the gland produces too much thyroid hormone, can produce symptoms on the opposite end of the spectrum. These can include:
- Rapid heartbeat
- Unexplained weight loss
If left untreated, most thyroid disorders will continue to produce uncomfortable symptoms that will not resolve on their own. Proper treatment will begin with a consultation with our doctor to verify that your symptoms stem from a thyroid hormone imbalance.
If you regularly experience symptoms like these with no apparent cause, we can help you find out if they are due to an underlying thyroid disease. After your diagnosis, we will outline a customized treatment plan best suited to your personal needs.
What Are My Treatment Options?
Our treatment plans are designed to cooperate with your body in the most natural and effortless way possible. Because functional medicine tackles a disease or disorder at its roots, no two people will receive the exact same approach. Your treatment plan will typically involve trying to normalize thyroid hormone levels from hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. We will also work to identify the triggers of the condition so you can prevent the progression of the disease.
The goal is to develop the most effective treatment plan for your specific needs. Because of this, our doctor will only develop a plan after becoming fully familiar with your symptoms.
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If you suspect you may be suffering from thyroid disease, we will provide you with the proper diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan at Medical Transformation Center in Louisville, KY. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!