THYROID

 

The Thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland located in the front of the neck.  It makes hormones that help regulate metabolism – how the body uses energy from the foods you eat.  These hormones also affect brain development, breathing, heart rate, nervous system function, body temperature, muscle strength, skin dryness, menstrual cycles, Weight and cholesterol levels, so any of the above can be problematic if Thyroid is not functioning optimally.

Hypothyroidism, where Thyroid doesn’t make enough thyroid hormone, is the most common Thyroid condition, and women are more prone than men.  About 90% of people with hypothyroidism have Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune condition.

 

Who is Likely to Develop Hypothyroidism?

According to NIH (National Institute of Health), since Hypothyroidism develops slowly, many people don’t notice symptoms of the disease.  Regular Testing is recommended if people have

  • turned older than 60 & middle-aged women

  • had a previous thyroid problem, such as goiter or thyroid surgery

  • a family history of thyroid disease

  • other autoimmune diseases, including Sjogren’s syndrome, pernicious anemia, type 1 Diabetes,                Rheumatoid Arthritis, or Lupus

  • been pregnant or given birth within past 6 months

  • received radiation to thyroid, neck, chest

 

The rate of Hashimoto’s is increasing rapidly, and its estimated that 1 in 5 women will be affected with Hashimoto’s or another thyroid disorder at some point in their lives.

 

Many people with “Normal Lab Results” might be symptomatic due to subclinical hypothyroidism.  That is the reason we recommend to do a full Thyroid panel – Test, don’t guess.  To learn more, please call 732-333-6680 to schedule a free consultation.

Disclaimer:  Our Services are Not a substitute for medical care. We are not medical doctors, and we do not diagnose or treat specific diseases. Rather, we work on removing hidden stressors and tap into the intelligence of the body to restore health and vitality. Client does not need to follow any of the recommendations, and is advised to be under medical supervision at all times.

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