Many people understand that their thyroid is important for controlling their energy levels and body weight. But did you know that your thyroid plays a part in nearly every body process? When it is out of balance, so are you.
Although you can find people with thyroids on overdrive, more commonly people have underactive ones—producing too little thyroid hormone.
The classic signs of a sluggish thyroid gland include weight gain, lethargy, poor quality hair and nails, hair loss, dry skin, fatigue, cold hands and feet, and constipation—these symptoms are well known.
But, did you know that depression, heart disease, high cholesterol, fluid retention, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, migraines, PMS (premenstrual syndrome), menopausal symptoms, low libido, muscle and joint pains, irritable bowel syndrome, autoimmune disease, memory problems, and poor stamina could also arise from a problem with your thyroid?
New studies suggest a very high incidence of borderline and undetected hypothyroidism in the United States. Physicians often miss a thyroid problem since they rely on just one or a few traditional tests, which are commonly misunderstood and misinterpreted.
Most physicians believe that if your TSH value is within the range of "normal," your thyroid is fine. But more and more physicians are discovering that the TSH value is grossly unreliable for diagnosing hypothyroidism.
And the TSH range for "normal" keeps changing! No one TSH value is "normal" for every person, of every age, at every cycle of the day or month. Want to know more? Click here.
The truth is that the same factors contributing to high rates of obesity, cancer and diabetes are wreaking havoc on your thyroid: sugar, processed foods, stress, environmental toxins, and lack of exercise are heavy contributors.
The good news is that there is a solution.
First we correctly assess the health status of your thyroid in relation to any symptoms—then we correct the exact source of thyroid stress.