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Many modern diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, insomnia, and chronic fatigue are really related to thyroid dysfunction and adrenal fatigue. Treating the thyroid issues often corrects the other issues. Regardless of your thyroid and adrenal situation, the team at Comprehensive Medical Weight Loss has the tools on hand ready to customize and personalize a program for you.
Do you know just how important your thyroid, that little butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, really is? The thyroid helps each organ work by producing hormones that your body needs to use energy, stay warm and keep the brain, heart, muscles and other organs functioning properly. Since these hormones control many bodily functions, it comes as no surprise that an underactive thyroid could cause serious health concerns.
Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, refers to a condition in which the thyroid gland is not producing enough thyroid hormones. When this occurs, the thyroid functions at a reduced speed and becomes sluggish. The lack of hormones slows down the body’s metabolic functions and can cause you pain and suffering. But with proper medication, hypothyroidism can be treated safely and naturally.
Hypothyroidism can affect your physical body, your mood and even the way you think, look and sound. Because the thyroid controls your body’s metabolism and its ability to use energy, you can experience a wide range of symptoms if you are suffering from thyroid disease. Experiencing one or more of these signs and symptoms does not automatically mean you have thyroid disease. Some hypothyroidism sufferers experience only a few of these symptoms, while others may not experience any symptoms at all.
Some of the symptoms and signs associated with hypothyroidism are:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Feeling cold
- Muscle and joint pain
- Weight gain, despite diminished appetite
- Dry skin
- Coarse hair, hair loss
- Hoarse voice
- Menstrual irregularities
- Milky discharge from breasts (galactorrhea)