The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck and just below Adam’s apple and plays a major role in your metabolism, growth, and development. This gland secretes hormones into your bloodstream that also play a huge part in your immune system, plus help prevent fatigue, anxiety, depression, and infertility. It is the hormone that gives you energy!
There are three types of low thyroid diagnosis, and all three types cause the same symptoms. (TSH) hypothyroidism is the low thyroid problem that is tested the most by clinicians. The TSH test leaves a vast majority of symptomatic people undiagnosed and untreated. The above conditions often cause your thyroid to be inactive and unable to provide you with energy and the essential functions that your entire body needs.
It is not uncommon to experience these symptoms while on thyroid medications; many people are prescribed medications like Synthroid, Levoxyl, or Levothyroxine. If you feel these medications are not working, they probably are not, contact us. We are very knowledgeable about thyroid issues. We are the provider who understands and has experience with thyroid issues, and we can help you calm your body. Your condition can be properly addressed with the right tests, and the right medication, and your symptoms can soon go away.
Symptoms of Low Thyroid
There are over 200 symptoms that indicate low thyroid, and a few of these symptoms of include – but are not limited to:
- heavy cycles,
- hair loss,
- weight gain,
- dry skin,
- sensitivity to cold,
What symptom best describes what you are going through? In other words, which symptom is the loudest. That is the symptom Medical Weight Loss & Hormone Clinic of South Ogden will work with first.
Low thyroid usually is the reason you have many health problems. For example, you cannot have a hysterectomy and not have thyroid problems since all the hormones in your body feed into each other. The same goes for tubal ligation and uterine ablation. They all affect the thyroid. If you go into early menopause, you will have a thyroid problem causing, possibly, exhaustion and other symptoms.
If you are experiencing exhaustion, mood swings, weight gain, and an overall feeling of unwellness, you will probably make an appointment with your doctor. After a few tests, he will tell you your Thyroid labs are “Normal,” and for your exhaustion and other symptoms. Your doctor tells you that you are depressed instead and offers you an antidepressant. You try several antidepressants, but you do not feel any different; you are still exhausted, still losing your hair, have tons of brain fog, and other symptoms. You tell him how exhausted you are, and he thinks you are still depressed. (Real neurological depression is not the same as fatigue.)
You continue to have fatigue issues, and you are also experiencing weight gain or other debilitation symptoms. Do not ignore the warning symptoms; this can cause autoimmune diseases by taking over the weakest tissue in your body. For example, if your blood system is weak, you may develop Lupus; if your joints are compromised, you may develop rheumatoid arthritis or another autoimmune disease.
Low Thyroid Tests
Low thyroid issues are difficult to find with the simple labs (TSH) most medical clinics conduct. It would help you find an answer if you had more advanced lab work done to find out why you are exhausted, gaining weight, or any number of symptoms that cause your life to be miserable.
Part of the reason a diagnosis gets missed is because of inadequate testing. The general test of low thyroid only checks the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) that sends messages from your pituitary gland to your thyroid. This gland tells the thyroid to produce hormones for the entire body, and the TSH testing does not consider how the two glands communicate. Your labs come back as normal, but you are still experiencing horrible headaches, fatigue, weight gain, and other low thyroid symptoms.
Help for Low Thyroid
To combat the effects of the symptoms, the most efficient and successful method is consulting with Medical Weight Loss & Hormone Clinic experts. We will do extensive blood tests and discuss your lifestyle with you. Once we find what is happening with your thyroid, we will work with you to design a program that provides answers and relief from your symptoms. It is our goal to help you live a full life without the symptoms of low thyroid.
When at all possible, we use natural medications that are commercially available. We also have a compounding pharmacy that will make the medication for you. The medication will be designed especially for your needs. A compounding pharmacy will ensure that there are no unnecessary fillers in your medications. Fillers can cause allergic reactions and render medications ineffective.
Nutrition and Diet
Once treatment is implemented, you need proper nutrition, which is a factor in the medication’s absorption. One cannot eat junk food and expect to feel good even with great thyroid medication. For example, if sugar water is put into the gas tank of a car, you cannot expect the engine to run well or even run at all; it does not work that way. The same goes for the body. But rest assured, you will not crave junk food either. At Medical Weight Loss & Hormone Clinic, we help you design a diet tailored to your specific needs.
Eating a thyroid-friendly diet designed to your specific needs and following the medication plan will help minimize the symptoms. Our clinic will give you back your life.