The thyroid is a gland which produces hormones that influence nearly all your body’s metabolic processes. When the thyroid ceases to produce enough thyroid hormone it is known as hypothyroidism. Too much thyroid hormone production is called hyperthyroidism. At Los Angeles Integrative Medicine, we have a strong focus on thyroid health and treatment. in Glendale, CA.
What are the symptoms of a thyroid disorder?
Thyroid conditions have such a wide variety of symptoms that they often get misdiagnosed. It is not uncommon for a person to see many physicians, before you uncover the diagnosis of having a thyroid disorder.
There is no single set of symptoms that definitively point toward a thyroid disorder. Since thyroid dysfunction is the foundation of so many symptoms and conditions it is important to have a complete thyroid profile for the best course of treatment.
Common symptoms of a hypothyroid condition include:
- Weight gain
- Hair loss
- Low libido
Common symptoms of a hyperthyroid condition include:
- Sudden weight loss
- Rapid heartbeat
- Increased appetite
- Thinning hair
- Frequent bowel movements
How are thyroid conditions treated?
Each person is unique and so is each thyroid condition. Understanding your individual story and how that relates to your hypothyroidism begins with comprehensive testing. We take the time getting to you to get a full understanding of your health history. We use lab testing and other functional diagnostics to better understand your thyroid hormones and your overall health.
Your thyroid treatment plan is initiated on your second visit. Your personalized thyroid treatment will depend on the entirety of your health. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for treating hypothyroidism. We address will initially focus on alleviating your symptoms, while at the same time having a long-term plan for your overall well-being.
Your treatment may include medication, nutritional and herbal supplementation, and a modified diet and nutrition. The thyroid treatment will be flexible, with appropriate adjustments with each visit.
Most common underlying conditions associated with thyroid disease:
- Graves’ Disease
- Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
If you recognize some of the above symptoms in yourself or if you have not had your thyroid hormone levels checked in a while, make your appointment today with Los Angeles Integrative Medicine for your thyroid treatment. in Glendale, CA.
- Weight Gain
- Low Energy
- Low Libido
- Body Aches
- Virtual Appointments
- Functional Lab Testing
- Low Dose Naltrexone
- Thyroid Hormones
- Functional Medicine
- Balance Thyroid
- Improve Energy
- Better Sleep
- Support Digestion
- Uplift Your Mood