Thyroid issues come in a range of problems. One patient may experience problems losing weight even though they are properly dieting and exercising, while another may have hair loss. These problems begin when the thyroid is producing abnormal amounts of the thyroid hormone. Too much thyroid hormone causes hyperthyroidism while too little of the thyroid hormone causes hypothyroidism. Although the side effects of insufficient hormones production can be unpleasant, it can be managed.
There are estimated 30 million Americans suffering from thyroid issues, with only half diagnosed. Additionally, women are 10 times more likely to suffer from thyroid abnormalities than men. There is no definite reason to why thyroid abnormalities are caused, but there are many factors that can play into it. For example pregnancy, stress, genetics, toxins in the environment, or nutritional deficiency.
There are many signs to help you know that you may have a thyroid problem. If you wake up from a full night sleep and you are still tired. If you are feeling depressed, sad, or anxious or your taste buds have altered. People with thyroid abnormalities may experience brain fog where you may be experience forgetfulness. Women who have thyroid abnormalities may struggle for extended periods of time getting pregnant. Autoimmune disease like Hashimoto’s or Grave’s can also contribute to thyroid disorder. A simple, but thorough blood test can help clarify where the root cause of the problem is coming from.
At Valhalla Wellness and Medical Centers, we know that the key to managing thyroid abnormalities is through holistic and functional medicine. We invite you to come in for a free consultation at our Las Vegas or Henderson locations.